UNITalent kick-off event 1.2.2024

We feel very fortunate to start this new season 2024 with new UNITalent participants!

All accepted participants should all have received the calendar invite for the kick-off on Thursday 1.2.2024 / or personal invite from their host organization.

This meeting will consist of introductions, reminders of upcoming meeting dates and locations and agreeing how to communicate during UNITalent.

If you need to contact the Career Services during the programme, you can reach us at careerservices@helsinki.fi.

Thank you for joining the UNITalent programme, we are happy to have you with us!

UNITalent programme has accepted 190 applicants!

The UNITalent application process has ended and the host organisations have accepted 190 applicants to join the programme. Congratulations all new UNITalent participants!

All participants have been informed of the outcome on week  50.

We will have 11 host organisations joining UNITalent 2024:

  1. Alfa Mobility
  2. AlphaSense
  3. City of Helsinki Executive Office
  4. Finnish Institute of International Affairs
  5. The Finnish National Agency for Education (OPH)
  6. Fiskars Group
  7. Helsinki Think Company
  8. Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL)
  9. Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
  10. Otava Oppimisen palvelut
  11. Väestöliitto ry

You will find the host organisation meeting schedule in host organisations 2023-2024. 

UNITalent serves as a platform for the University of Helsinki’s international master´s students and doctoral researchers to connect and engage with Finnish companies and organisations.

During this programme, Finnish companies host groups of international talents from the University of Helsinki, with a primary focus on sharing knowledge and experiences related to their respective fields, as well as offering guidance on networking and career opportunities.

UNITalent registration is closed (22.11.)

The application period for UNITalent has ended 22.11.2023. We have received a record amount of 196 applications, thank you for your interest!

Next steps:

  • The organisation selects the participants based on the information in the application forms, in relation to their own motivations. 
  • Career services will contact you about the outcome latest 18.12.2023.

UNITalent application period extended until 22.11. – 2 groups still open!

We have extended the application period and there is still room in two host organisation groups: Akava and Alfa Mobility. Read more about the organisations below. The groups are filled in order of registration, so act fast and send your application as soon as possible!

Application period is open until Wednesday 22nd of November.
Programme duration: 1st February to 25th of April 2024.

Who can apply: All international master’s degree students and international doctoral researchers at the University of Helsinki. Finnish students who have done their undergraduate or graduate degree abroad may also apply.

Application process:  More information can be found on the UNITalent main page and apply-page.

LIST OF HOST ORGANISATIONS

Read more about the groups that are still available and proceed to send your application as soon as possible.

All Master’s students and doctoral researchers can apply:

1. Alfa Mobility (Relocation services, global mobility, immigration and visa)

In 2023 Alfa Mobility is the leading Nordic mobility service provider with global reach. It’s main goal is to offer sustainable global mobility for people and businesses. The company provides many complementary services like HR-consulting, expense management, warehousing in Nordics, and outbound assignment management around the world.

2. Akava, the Conferedetation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff (Labour market unions, impacting social and political decisions, advocacy work, labour rights and legislation)

Akava has 36 affiliates with altogether some 600 000 unionised members working as employees, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals in either the public or private sector. Akava is involved in preparing legislation for the labor market, unemployment and social security, and the pension system, which are part of the safety net of the working life.

Master’s and doctoral researchers, from certain programmes (Please see detailed instructions in the JobTeaser)

3.Otava Oppimisen palvelut , Learning Services (Group already full 20.11.)

UNITalent serves as a platform that enables you to connect with organisations that operate in Finland. During this 3-month programme, organisations act as hosts for selected groups of participants, with a focus on sharing knowledge related to their respective fields and offering possibilities for networking.

HelsinkiUNI International Talent (UNITalent) programme registration is open 30.10.-15.11.2023

Are you an international master’s degree student or an international doctoral researcher from the University of Helsinki? Do you want to build a career in Finland? Do you want to gain professional networks during your studies and get more insight into Finnish working life?

If so, apply now for the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme (UNITalent). 

During this programme, Finnish companies host groups of international talents from the University of Helsinki, with a primary focus on sharing knowledge and experiences related to their respective fields, as well as offering guidance on networking and career opportunities.

Application period: 30.10. – 15.11.2023, application starts on 30.10. at 9:00 a.m
Programme duration: 1st February to 25th of April 2024. The programme begins with a joint kick-off session on 1st of February 2024. The groups meet 2-3 times with the host organization during the programme and it ends with a common closing event on April 25.
Who can apply:  For more information visit Target groups & eligibility

Host organisations for 2023-2024 are now chosen. We have 12 interesting host organisations from different fields this year.

Application process  

  • Please read the host organisations’ profiles carefully. 
  • Choose your first and second choice hosts. Please check that your degree programme is mentioned on the host’s profile. The organisations have chosen Master’s and doctoral programmes according to the classification found on “What can you study with us?” page.
  • Make sure you can commit to the schedule of the host organisation.
  • Fill in the application form on the website, which includes a few short questions about your motivations and interests.  Fill this in with thought, explain clearly why do you want to be part of this host’s group? There will be space to write max 150 words per choice. 
  • The organisation selects the participants based on the information in the application forms, in relation to their own motivations. (Read more the host company profiles).
  • Please note that UNITalent is not a traineeship programme, it’s for sharing information and networking. 
  • Application deadline 15th November 
  • Career services will contact you about the outcome latest 18.12.2023.


UNITalent is coordinated by Career Services at the University of Helsinki.  

Contact us at careerservices@helsinki.fi.