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

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!


A life-changing move to the other side of the world

If someone had told Angelo Villasanta a year ago that he would move to Finland from the Philippines for an ICT job, he wouldn’t have believed it. Now he has a fulfilling working life, a nice community of friends and a plan to build his life in Turku for the long term.

June 1, 2023

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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!