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Talent Boost Finland Program

Hiring the first international experts is often a big step for the company. In many areas, specialists can be found abroad or in universities in Finland. Companies with a wide range of expertise succeed in the international market. Innovative startup companies founded by foreigners are welcome to grow their businesses in Finland.

What is Talent Boost?

Talent Boost is a program for companies operating in Finland, which aims to bring companies together with the top talents in various fields. We help companies to internationalise by supporting the recruitment of top international talents.

We organise networking events, recruitment campaigns and funding for the recruitment of international talents. Recruitment campaigns and events are also organised in cooperation with cities and the EURES network.


An international team creates the preconditions for success

Whether it is a top talent already living in Finland with her/his family or a newly graduated rising talent, international growth requires international expertise.

More than 3,000 international students graduate from Finnish universities every year. They have a global vision, experience and networks that are valuable for companies operating in Finland.

The benefits of 
a global team
for the company

  • Improved capacity for international business
  • Credibility in the eyes of international customers
  • Diversity enables creativity and innovation
  • International work community also attracts Finnish talents
  • Global, flexible talent pool
  • Strengthens the learning, renewal and courage of the work community

What does Talent Boost offer your company?

The Talent Boost network helps companies to find and recruit the international talents they need. Take advantage of the services provided by the different actors, from networking to hiring, and enable your company's growth with the help of international talents.

Business Finland's services

1) Explore and apply for TalentExplorer funding for recruiting international talent. In addition, research and development funding can be utilized in hiring international talents, when the funded project aims to for example develop new products, services, production methods or business models.

2) Use the Jobs in Finland website for recruitment by announcing new vacancies for talents.

3) Participate in recruitment campaigns and events. Read more on the Work In Finland website and follow the #Finlandworks LinkedIn page.

4) Test your company's readiness to recruit an international talent with the Talent Boost Index.

Services in the
Talent Boost

Take advantage of your local services for recruiting international talent. Explore the programs of International House HelsinkiHelsinki Business Hub or the cities of EspooOuluTurkuTampere and Vantaa as well as Talent coastline program at Ostrobothnian Regions.

Get personal service for international recruitment from the national advice service, by email or telephone +358 40 922 5126. 

Conduct a comprehensive search for talent in the whole EU area with the EURES recruitment service.

Search for talent for your business through local internship and mentoring programs, for example, HSKK Entrypoint Mentoring (Helsinki), WomenTo mentoring (Helsinki), Hidden Gems (Tampere) and Talent Tampere (Tampere).

Find international talents studying and graduating from the Finnish universities through Aarresaari service or contact the universities in your area directly.

Private sector services

Check out also private sector services here.

Contact us

Head of Talent Boost Finland

Joonas Halla

+358 50 346 5256
Project Manager

Katri Raevuori

+358 50 537 6191
Talent Boost Coordinator

Vilma Vainikainen

+358 50 313 2284
Senior advisor, start-up companies

Annamari Soikkeli

+358 50 557 7957
Project Manager, Talent Boost India

Santeri Ojala

Talent Boost marketing

Riikka Hirsto