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For students

We are looking for trainees and thesis workers

Every year VTT hires dozens of students with diverse educational backgrounds to work as trainees or thesis workers. The duration of a traineeship typically varies from a few months to a year. While completing your Master’s thesis you will get the full support of the experts in your research team and beyond, enabling a high level scientific approach.

All positions available for students are listed in the section Open positions (Under maintenance). Please apply for your chosen position using the specific online application form.

Networking on various levels

VTT Young Professionals is an active network covering all our main locations in Finland. Through VTT Young Professionals you can meet new people in terms of various activities such as excursions in Finland and abroad, company visits, or workshops on various themes. The aim is to encourage both internal and external networking. VTT Young Professionals is also actively contributing towards the renewal and development of VTT as a workplace and as a globally leading research organization.

VTT is one of the founding members of YEAR (Young European Associated Researchers). The YEAR network organizes diverse events and trainings for young researchers around Europe.

Open interaction between younger prospects and more experienced professionals is fostered as a significant part of personal development. VTT also promotes the development of future top scientists and leaders through various training programmes, such as the Industrial Innovation Management –programme or VTT Graduate School. We will support you to realize your full potential and excel at what you do.

Your career path at VTT

Preparing your Master’s thesis as a part of a research project is a natural gateway to a VTT career. 60% of the people we recruit are students or fresh graduates.

Our unique competitiveness is based on the synergy of combining cross-disciplinary technological expertise and business know-how. Therefore we need people with different kinds of professional interests to join our team. As a VTT employee you can develop your own profile in your chosen fields:

  • Technological and scientific top expertise
  • Customer-oriented solution selling and consultation
  • Management of projects and research programmes
  • Personnel management and leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and commercialization of technology