VTT the research institute owned by the Finnish state now leads a new project promoting the participation of Finnish industry in the construction of ITER fusion reactor and in the nuclear fusion research.
What could be a better opportunity for a student than to join a cutting-edge expert organisation dealing with global problems? At VTT We can make it happen. As a trainee, you will receive high-level support from our experts and will be at the cutting edge of scientific know-how. We will allow you to network with other students and experts, to have discussions and to create new things with hundreds of other experts. We employ students from other fields too, such as communications and marketing, HR and finance.
At VTT, you will be allowed to think boldly, to explore new solutions and to improve your competence. Many people who started out as trainees are now research scientists here.
Dozens of students in various fields work at VTT each year as fixed-term trainees or thesis workers. The traineeships and employment relationships vary in length from a few months to one year. We announce traineeships on our Vacancies page.
As a thesis worker, you will be writing your student thesis as part of a VTT project. You will have an important role in contributing to the success of the project. If you are nearing the end of your studies, this may be your chance to get a foot in the door in a research project at a cutting-edge expert organisation! If you cannot find a suitable position among our vacancies, you may submit an open application. We continuously review open applications and contact those applicants with whom we wish to continue the recruitment process.
As a research trainee, you will have a job profile very similar to that of a recently graduated research scientist. You will become acquainted with a research scientist’s work, receive high-level support and have the opportunity to improve your scientific competence. Our research trainees work on hourly contracts alongside their studies or full time if at the end of their studies, combining the project work with writing their final paper.
You may also complete the practical training required for your studies with us. Our practical trainees are mostly students at universities of applied sciences who have independent funding. As a practical trainee, you will be introduced to R&D work and learn new things.
VTT and Finnish Fusion research