Apply for a Working Life Coach

How do you become part of the Finnish working life? And what are the things you can do to enhance your possibilities to get a job?

The Career Services offer international university talents the possibility apply for a short-term Working Life Coach. In the Working Life Coach -programme, international university talents hear about working, job search and integration in Southwest Finland from highly educated and successful international alumni of Turku universities. The programme offers a good opportunity to network and to get to know the area’s employers and working life. The programme also includes the self-study package “How to Work in Finland”.

The programme emphasizes peer support and discussion among coaches and the participants, and it is based on openness, confidentiality and commitment. There will be two coaching groups and each group will consist of 1 working life coach and 3–5 participants. The coaching begins with an opening seminar in December and ends in February. The seminars will be held in English. There will be something small to eat at the opening and closing seminars.


  • Opening seminar on December 2, 2021 at 16:00–19:00 in Turku
  • 2–3 meetings between the working life coach and the international talents (can be face-to-face or online)
  • Closing seminar on February 2, 2022 at 16:00–19:00 in Turku

About the Working Life Coaches:

The Working Life Coaches have broad experience in project management, sustainability issues, entrepreneurship, medicine and science communication.

To whom is it and how to apply:

The Working Life Coach -programme is for international degree students, doctoral candidates, Ph.D’s and post docs at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. Participants are chosen based on applications and will be notified of the selection by email on November 23, 2021.

Apply here on November 21, 2021 at the latest!

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The UNICOM project:

The Working Life Coach -programme is part of the UNICOM-project (The Uniting Companies and International University Talents). The UNICOM-project responds to the lack of talents in companies located in Southwest Finland in pre-selected fields: Tech, Health and Clean. The project aims to increase the labor market’s openness and attractiveness to highly educated international talents already living in the region. The project is ESF funded and runs 1.3.2021–28.2.2023. Read more about the project and its actions here.