VTT Summer of Changemakers: Travel Management Trainee

Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time? VTT might be just the place for you. Apply now for VTT Summer of Changemakers 2022 traineeships. Together, we can turn these challenges into a hopeful future. 

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds from 48 different nationalities is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.

Do you want to be our next Trainee in our Travel support team? If you want to join the ride, please keep on reading! 

Our team, Travel support, works on M2 – travel claims, Amex GBT Neo Online booking tool, Hansel agreements, prioritizing as per Act on Public Procurement. We do cooperation and quality assurance with the travel agency and other partners. Travel management supports the core business and ensures smooth, secure, sustainable, responsible, and cost-effective travel services. Travel management improves the cost efficiency of the entire travel management process and produces information to support decision-making. ​

What your responsibilities as a travel management trainee would include?

As an assistant in travel support, your key goals are smooth cooperation together with partners, creating best practices, duty of care – travel risks. In this position, you will have an essential role in travel bookings, support for cost-effective and responsible travel planning. M2 (travel claims) and Neo (Online booking tool) – support and training for travellers.  

Who we are looking for?

  • You are proficient in English 
  • You are studying business travel or financial administration 
  • You have experience in travel claim systems and accounting 
  • You are interested in corporate travel policy, development, and digitalisation 

As a person, we hope that you are a curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. We appreciate the ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start. You are also a team player with strong collaboration skills who wants to drive a positive impact in the world.

What would we offer you?

  • Impactful work for the future. As a leading applied research organisation, we are on a mission to bring exponential hope to the world by joining together people, businesses, science and technology. We tackle the biggest challenges of our time – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – and turn them into sustainable growth. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.

  • Career opportunities, top-level mentors. At VTT, your skills are appreciated and supported with the opportunity to learn from the top experts in their field. You’ll get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.

  • Support for your learning and development. As a scientific expert organisation, we put a lot of emphasis on learning and development, and support our people in reaching their full potential. If you’re curious, ambitious and willing to learn, VTT is the place. We support your growth and work–life balance and offer you a range of well-being services.

What is like to work with us solving the biggest challenges of our time? Check from the video what kind of experiences Aymara, Daniil, Eric and Isabella had from their summer traineeships and what kind of change did they drive.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application with your transcript of records via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 6 February 2022. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.

All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date and length of the traineeship can be discussed. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers

Interested and want to hear more?

For further information, please contact, Tuija Meriläinen, tuija.merilainen@vtt.fi, +358400293405. 

Meet last summer's VTT Changemakers in VTT's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vttfinland/

We look forward to hearing from you!

Job location: Tekniikantie 21, 02150 Espoo or Koivurannantie 1, 40100 Jyväskylä.

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Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (Summer traineeship)


VTT is one of Europe's leading research organisations, a visionary innovation partner for businesses and society. We bring hope to the world by turning the greatest challenges of our time into sustainable growth with cutting-edge science and technology. We employ a community of over 2000 world-class problem-solvers across fields of science and business. Our turnover and other operating income 258 M€. You can familialise yourself with VTT's research infra from here.

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