International talent at VTT – why choose Finland?

Are you interested in working with leading researchers in the happiest country in the world? With clean nature, cutting-edge innovation and a high standard of living, Finland is a great place for taking your next career leap. And there are few better places in Finland – or the world – for expert researchers than VTT. VTT employs talent from all over the world and our staff is made up of over 55 different nationalities.

Relocation: we’re here for you from day one


Relocating to a new country can be stressful. We want to make your transition as smooth as possible. Here are some of the things we do to ensure our employees are off to a good start:

  1. Help with work and residence permit applications
  2. Covering the costs of moving – and free accommodation while you look for your Finnish home
  3. Guidance with taxes and social security
  4. Support for your family: finding the right schools and day care providers
  5. Practical things: bank accounts, public transport… We’re here to help you find your feet!

Write your career success story with VTT

The high standard of living and a bustling innovation scene attract talent to Finland from all over the world. Finland consistently ranks as one of the top countries for social equality – you’re welcome as you are. At VTT, we take pride in being one of Europe’s leading research institutions and providing our employees with world-class opportunities for career growth. 

Watch the video to hear how Research Professor Nesli Sözer made the move from Turkey to Finland, and why she appreciates Finnish workplace culture. Could the next success story be yours?

Particularly in this Espoo-Otaniemi region, you really feel the innovation in the air!
Research Professor Nesli Sözer

Happiest, greenest, most employee-friendly in the world

We think Finland is a great place to be, but don’t just take our word for it – here are some metrics that show just how well we have it here.

The happiest country in the world

The Global Happiness Report by UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, 2020

Most employee-friendly working hours in Europe

European Working Conditions Survey, 2018

The most digitally advanced country in Europe

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), 2020

1st in skill development at work in Europe

European Company Survey, 2018

3rd in Global Gender Gap Report

World Economic Forum, 2020

Cleanest and greenest country in the world

Environmental Performance Index by Yale and Columbia Universities, 2016

VTT welcomes you

Our employees get the best of both Finland and international collaborations. We have world-class research facilities in Otaniemi, Finland’s innovation hub, and connections around the world. We also receive funding from the European Union, which strengthens our ties to other European top research institutions. Supporting our staff from the start and celebrating diversity are at the heart of what makes us succeed.

Are you ready to join us? Check out our open job positions or send an open application on our career page. Your future starts here!