Turku and Southwest Finland

Where work and life balance.

About Southwest Finland

Find your place in Southwest Finland, connect with important networks and enjoy the world-class work-life balance.

Turku, the oldest city in Finland, provides an exceptional environment for international professionals to advance their careers. A safe society, ample free time, clean environment, short commutes – what's not to like?

Dive into new opportunities!

Southwest Finland in numbers


prefer to stay

A clear majority of university students in Turku would like to stay in the region after graduation.


minute commutes

Thanks to the compact city centre, it never takes long to get to work or school by bicycle.


carbon neutral

The City of Turku has set a goal of being carbon neutral by 2029, when the city turns 800 years old.

Southwest Finland in a nutshell


The Turku region is a fantastic place for any tech or ICT professional
hoping find the perfect balance between life and work, fulfillment and relaxation.

If you are a tech talent either already in Finland or abroad,
take a look at what opportunities are available to you,
and find your future in the Turku region!

Tech Jobs in Turku, Spring 2024

Working in Southwest Finland

Build your career in Turku and Southwest Finland

In addition to the traditionally strong maritime and tech sectors, the Turku region is a major player in the experience industry, health solutions, and clean innovations.

Find your future in Southwest Finland:

  1. Job openings
  2. Three reasons to choose Southwest Finland
  3. Get to know the cities
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Find your dream job!


Cooking up success: How Irish chef Richy Virahsawmy started a sustainable restaurant business in Turku

This is the story of an Irish chef who moved to Finland four years ago and decided to start his journey as an entrepreneur in a sustainable restaurant business.

June 25, 2024

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Save the Date: Study in Turku 2024 fair

The next Study in Turku Fair is on the 28th of August 2024 from 10:00 to 16:00

June 12, 2024

Save the date: RekryExpo 2024

The largest recruitment event in Southwest Finland at the Turku Fair Center.

March 26, 2024

Take the next step!

More information on the practical side of your future in Southwest Finland:




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Work in Finland

The official Finnish website for international talent and domestic companies looking to recruit from abroad.

Visit Turku

Find things to do, places to stay, and events to enjoy.

International House

Counselling and guidance services for international newcomers.

Networks and communities

Connect with locals and fellow expatriates to gain valuable insights, guidance, and referrals!