Finland's biggest employer, the City of Helsinki, has started the search for summer workers. New employment opportunities are published during the spring. The Cool Summer! project's summer job application period for 16–20-year-olds and the summer job application period for 16–17-year-olds start on 4 March and ends on 18 March at 04:00 PM. The City Divisions and municipally owned companies will hire about 4,000 summer workers in total. The City-owned enterprises will also hire summer help.
Applications for the City of Helsinki summer jobs are to be submitted electronically through the City recruitment page at Helsinkirekry.fi. An application deadline is shown separately at each job advertisement. Job seekers should check the site regularly, as new positions are announced almost every week during spring. Open jobs at the City-owned enterprises are applied for through each entity's own website.
The City hires summer workers, for example, in care work, park maintenance and various office tasks, as lifeguards, as planning trainees, as construction helpers and in sports site maintenance. The Social Services and Health Care Division is also looking for care students and professionals as substitutes for annual leave absentees.
The Social Services and Health Care Division's summer job information events have started
The Social Services and Health Care Division offers summer jobs to almost 700 practical nurses, nurses, public health nurses or care students. The summer recruitments have started in January with themed walk-in events, where information is provided especially on summer jobs in home care. At the event, participants can submit a summer job application and learn more about summer jobs directly from supervisors and recruitment consultants.
There is one information event left: 6 February at Kontula service centre (Kontukuja 5). The event has open doors from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM.
The application period for summer job in care starts at Helsinkirekry.fi on 7 February.
City's summer jobs are popular
The City of Helsinki's summer jobs are popular and an abundance of applicants is expected this year as well. Last year, there were more than 22,000 applications, of which about 13,000 came from 16–17-year-olds. During the previous summer job period, there were more than 4,000 summer workers and substitutes for annual leave absentees.
Last year, the most popular jobs, in terms of number of applications, were outdoor swimming pool cashier, IT trainee, housing adviser, café worker, customer adviser, library assistant, property maintenance trainee and early childhood education assistant.
Summer voucher the asset of 9th graders
With the Summer voucher, the City of Helsinki reimburses 300 euros of the wages of 9th graders hired between 2 June and 11 August. A numbered and personal voucher is given to every 9th grader in Helsinki, 5,500 in total.
A voucher holder can accept a summer job with any business, association, foundation or parish. Last year, the voucher helped create 1,000 new summer jobs.
Ohjaamo Helsinki's summer job guide and information events helps young people
Young people looking for their first summer job get application hints from Ohjaamo Helsinki's information events and the new Summer job guide 2019 leaflet.
Many summer job information events are arranged at Ohjaamo (Fredrikinkatu 48) during the spring:
- Ohjaamo's summer job information events for applicants aged under 30: 30 January at 01:00 PM, 6 February at 01:00, 20 February at 01:00, 6 March at 01:00, 20 March at 01:00, 10 April at 01:00 and 8 May at 01:00
- Pop up summer job information for applicants aged 15–17: 6 March at 05:00 PM (in Finnish and Swedish)
- Ansio course for applicants aged 15–17: 3 February and 3 March at 12:00 Noon – 05:00 PM. Registrations at: duunisauma.munstadi.fi
Helsinki Central Library Oodi (Töölönlahdenkatu 4) hosts two summer job events as well:
- CV workshops for applicants aged 15–17: 6 February at 03:30 PM – 05:00 PM and 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM (14 persons/group, places available on a first come, first served basis)
- Responsible summer job recruitment event: 26 February at 02:00 – 05:00
The Summer job guide 2019 leaflet (in Finnish) is available online on the Ohjaamo website.
In addition to the events, Ohjaamo's information desk is open Monday through Friday from 12 Noon to 05:00 PM. Guidance and support is available for all things in the life of a young person.