Every year, plenty of summer jobs are available for young people aged both under and over 18 years, and also for qualified adults.
The earlier you start looking, the better chances you have of getting a summer job. This page contains information about looking for a summer job in Finland.
Special provisions that protect younger workers apply to employees aged under 18.
For summer jobs that you can apply for, visit the Vacancies (Avoimet työpaikat) service:
Vacancies (in Finnish and Swedish)
You can also find out about summer jobs
In the spring, the TE Offices organise recruitment events for summer workers in various municipalities. Advertisement for these can often be found at TE services'
Tapahtumia section (in Finnish)
You can also find a summer job for a short period through the summer work practice programme
Tutustu työelämään ja tienaa in Finnish (kunkoululoppuu.fi).
Cities, municipalities and parishes traditionally offer many summer jobs, for example in
See the municipalities' websites for information about summer jobs offered by them. For information about jobs provided by parishes, see their websites or ads in papers, or contact them directly.
If you apply for a summer job by filling in an electronic application at an employer's website, note that the employer often shortlists the candidates based on these forms. For this reason, you should fill in and compose your information in the application form carefully - and the same applies to all other written summer job applications.
The employer must take into account occupational safety and health issues and terms of employment, including working hours and pay, also when providing a summer job.
Before you start in your summer job, you should have a written employment contract that specifies such details as your
Additional information about work contracts on
the Summer worker's checklist in Finnish (kesaduunari.fi)