Joseph Laku landed his first job in Oulu through the grapevine – “My boss had to draw his instructions for me, because we had no common language“

Joseph Laku from South Sudan has been happy working for the same employer for 15 years. He says that he has adjusted to his work community well. He has no special career plans and hopes to be able to work at Rantek for a long time to come.

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Feedback from international students: Studies at the University of Oulu provide good value for tuition fee

International students have mainly given positive feedback on their studies and study conditions at the University of Oulu in the annual International Student Barometer survey. Among other things, students consider that they get good value for their tuition fees for studies at the University of Oulu.

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Are you recruiting people from abroad?

Support is now available for SMEs to help their employees get settled once they arrive in Finland.

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IMAGO training is starting soon

Is lack of new talent an obstacle to growth in your company? Nationwide IMAGO training is starting soon! It offers practical tools for diverse recruiting and leadership.

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How to tackle the labor shortage and help companies to go global? An interview with Juha Sipilä

Pohjoisen bisneshaltijat is a mentorship network in the Oulu region and Juha Sipilä is a patron of that mentoring program. The aim is that an internationally experienced company can share its experience with companies that want to hire international talent and are exploring international markets.

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Do you want to become an Oulu Talent Hub ambassador?

Do you want to be part of the Oulu Talent Hub network and build connections between international talent and local companies? Our ambassador programme is intended for international employees, researchers, and students.

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Are you looking for international talent? Hiring is now easier than ever

Hundreds of international talents are currently studying at universities and vocational schools in the Oulu region, and they would be ready to bring their skills and new perspectives to your company.
Is it time to recruit international talent for your company?

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Pure Networking at BusinessAsema is a good opportunity for getting to know people in Oulu, even for introverts

The Pure Networking events at BusinessAsema are targeted for Finnish and foreign networkers. Its purpose is to promote, counsel, guide and give tips about career plans and acquaint people with others in a similar situation.

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International, versatile and multiskilled personnel are a strength – growth company MeKiwi heads to the world

Merih Arikkök came to Finland from Istanbul years ago as an exchange student. Now he works as an Account Manager at MeKiwi. Arikkök is satisfied with the Finnish work culture: “There is freedom, which means, for example, that you can talk about things without fear of consequences. And you have opportunities to do anything here.”

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International talent day for the first time in Oulu – “Perfect opportunities to network”

During the international talent day, Oulu Talent Hub organized a visit to MediaTek for international students living in Oulu. Senior Department Manager Esa Romppainen welcomed a crew of 10 students.

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