Communications Trainee, VTT

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo

Apply by: 13.2.2022

More information: Leena Rantasalo +358503007980 on 26 Jan 10-11 or 1st Feb 11-12.

Julkaistu: 11.01.2022


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Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you all about turning science and technology into fascinating stories and engaging social media content? Would you like to develop your communications skills and join our journey on solving 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 Communications Trainee and join our Communications team? Join us – begin an exciting journey next summer!

As a Communications Trainee, your key goal is to create engaging content in our digital communications channels and social media, learn communications skills hands-on and be an active member of our working community working closely with our scientists, marketing and digital marketing teams, and HR. In this position, you will produce diverse and creative content in Finnish and English in different channels, participate actively in daily social media management and join in selected communications projects. You will also be publishing and updating content on the intranet and website.

Our Communications build VTT’s awareness & positioning as a globally recognized RDI business partner through thought leadership, proactive media relations, and beyond the obvious social media presence. We engage VTTers into collaboration and enhance VTT’s strategy implementation and target culture via work community communications.

What your responsibilities as a Communications Trainee would include?

  • Daily social media management and creative & visual content production
  • Diverse communications content production for internal and external audiences and in various channels
  • Participating in and assisting in various communications projects
  • Actively sharing information and engaging VTT employees
  • Publishing and updating content on the intranet, website, and social media and distributing media releases.

Check out Ella-Mari’s blog post to get to know better what it is like to work as part of our communications team.

Who we are looking for?

You are a graduate student in Communications or you have just finished your Master’s Degree in communications or other relevant studies. You have already gained some work experience in communications and content production. You have excellent written and spoken Finnish and you also speak and write fluently in English. You are familiar with social media channels and ways to produce and publish content in digital channels. You are able to work remotely and also in our office premises in Otaniemi, Espoo.

As a person, we hope that you are curious and eager to learn and take on new, different tasks proactively. You are a strong team player and have good collaboration and interaction skills. You bring your ideas forth and join our team to enhance a culture of curiosity, courage, and joy. As a trainee, you get support from our talented and experienced team, and you also want to take responsibility and increase your skills as a communications professional.

We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start.

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.
  • Meaningful projects, real responsibility. With us, you dare to try and learn while getting to take on meaningful communications assignments and projects. We treat all employees as equals and give you real responsibility from the start. VTT is a caring employer that supports your growth and work–life balance and offers a range of well-being services.

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 13 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:

Interested and want to hear more?

For further information, please contact Leena Rantasalo +358503007980 on 26 Jan 10-11 or 1st Feb 11-12.

Meet last summer’s VTT Changemakers in VTT’s Instagram:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply between 10 January 2022 and 13 February 2022 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (Summer traineeship), hydrid work


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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