Training, courses and career coaching 

Webinars for the members of FUURT in 2021

New ideas and good energy for everyday life!

Members of the Union will have access to interesting webinars to support working life and well-being at work.

Webinars related to future employment and to job search are available in English.

15.9. International job seekers in Finland

Also, career coaching service is available (two training sessions / member). You can learn more about the service in our careers portal.

See for more information and sign up for our webinars in FUURT career portal!


Job search in Finland – webinar recordings 

The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) offers an online webinar course  JOB SEARCH IN FINLAND to its members. The course is especially targeted to our non-Finnish members looking for a job or thinking about their different career options in Finland. But all who are interested in these topics, may join the course! 

Schedule and topics of the course: 

  1. Wednesday October 30, at 10.30-11.30: Employment contract and rights & duties of an employee, by Mia Weckman.
  2. Wednesday November 13, at 10.30-11.30: Academic job search in Finland, by Heta Aali.
  3. Wednesday November 27, at 10.30 – 11.30: How to thrive during job search? by Krista Kohtakangas. 

The webinar recordings are available in the FUURT career portal.

International University event October 25, 2019: recording 

The FUURT International Week took place on 21–25 October. The events of the week started in Turku and culminated in the International University seminar held at the Aalto University on 25 October. The recipient of the 2019 Academic of the Year award was announced at the start of the seminar. Guest speakers such as Ossi Naukkarinen (Vice President of the Aalto University), Olli-Poika Parviainen (State Secretary at the Ministry of the Interior) and Tiina Hanhike (Senior Adviser at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment) were present to discuss the position of international researchers in Finland. 

See the recording of the event here. 

Career coaching to support job-seeking, career development and planning, and well-being 

Career coaching is a service from which a union member can book a phone appointment with a career coach to discuss e.g. job-seeking, career development and planning, and well-being. 

Coaching is carried by our partner UP! Partners. Confidentiality, friendliness and expertise lay the foundation for coaching. UP! Partners is Finland’s leading company offering virtual coaching for working life. Learn more about the coaches.

Each coaching is a 20-minute-long discussion with a professional career coach. A member can book a maximum of two coaching sessions. Coaching is available in Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian and Estonian. 

If you are interested in making an appointment with a career coach, please be first in contact with development specialist Ira Laitakari-Svärd, ira.laitakari-svard(at) or tel. 0207 589615.

Topics of career coaching include e.g. 

Career development and job-seeking 

  • job-seeking, CV, job application and motivation letter, LinkedIn 
  • competence mapping 
  • social media in job seeking 
  • different career paths and goal setting 

Managerial skills 

  • support for managers and team leaders 

Well-being of body and mind 

  • working capacity and mental well-being at work 
  • physical well-being and nutrition 

Succeed as an entrepreneur 

  • starting your own business, advice for new entrepreneurs and self-employed