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


 Sunshine, ice cream and all around summertime magic, sure, but maybe also an internship or summer job in your field of expertise?

These positions are a great opportunity for international talents in the region,
as they do not require you to know Finnish or Swedish.

Summer Trainee

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!


Get to know the international startup community in Turku

Open to everyone, supportive, truly international, and full of opportunities in different fields of business.

February 8, 2024

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Light in the Dark Workshop: enhancing winter tourism in Turku

Share your ideas on winter activities and attractions in Turku

February 22, 2024

Polar Bear Pitching Streaming Event

Meet us at Kupittaa to watch the livestream together!

January 25, 2024

TechTurku Week 2024

All TechTurku Week events are open to the public and free of charge. Most events require pre-registration.

January 8, 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!