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Finnish Working Life Workshops, ideal for international students about to graduate or recently graduated

Published on 9.2.2023
Tampere University
Are you new to the Finnish working culture and looking to learn more about your rights, benefits, trade unions, taxes, and much more? Then join International House Tampere's Finnish Working Life Workshops. The workshops will provide you with the information and support you need to navigate the Finnish job market.

Through interactive and casual workshops, internationals living in Tampere get to know the ins and outs of Finnish working life, such as working culture, employees’ rights, social and health benefits, trade unions, and taxation. The workshops will also provide opportunities for open discussions and questions, as well as peer support and community building. 

There are two (2) different workshops, and you can register for one or both separately. Please see below for information on the contents of each workshop. 

Workshop 1: 13.3. 12.00-16.30 

This workshop will provide an overview of the Finnish working culture and key considerations when starting work in Finland. Topics of discussion will also include contracts, salaries, taxation, social benefits, working hours, and important practical tips. The goal of the workshop is to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Finnish work environment. 

Workshop 2: 20.3. 12.00-16.30 

This workshop will cover the rights and responsibilities of employees, including the Finnish working culture, workplace well-being, sick leave and pensions, trade unions, and how to combine studies while working. The objective is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the rights and duties of employees and employers in Finland and how to achieve a positive work-life balance. 


Location: Finlayson, Satakunnankatu 18A 33210 Tampere, Finland 

The workshops are organised by the City of Tampere International House and funded by the Networks behind New Growth project. Startup Refugees will coach the workshops. 


The spots are limited, so register as soon as possible. Register for free here and read more information on International House Tampere's website.