Two people are sitting on a sofa and laughing in front of a colourful wall. The wall has black and pink stripes and the shapes of clouds on it. One of the people has the word “bitti” written with light letters on the wall behind her.

Is doing research or wor­king in Oulu on your buc­ket list? Or is your com­pa­ny plan­ning to go glo­bal and would like to hire an inter­na­tio­nal talent?

Oulu is the mee­ting place for work and talent. Here it is easy to com­bi­ne good life with mea­ning­ful emplo­y­ment – wha­te­ver this means for you! The health and ICT industries among others are cons­tant­ly loo­king for new talent, but the­re are inte­res­ting career options in eve­ry field. Many inno­va­ti­ve com­pa­nies have roc­ke­ted to the inter­na­tio­nal mar­ket straight from Oulu.

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Find a job

Is wor­king in Oulu on your buc­ket list? Here you can com­bi­ne pur­po­se­ful work with a hig­her gra­de of living – wha­te­ver that means to you!

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Find a talent

Jobs and experts meet in Oulu. Rec­rui­ting new talent here is easier than ever befo­re.

Talent sto­ries

The inc­re­dible jour­ney of Chia­ra Boset­ti

Oulu Talent Hub Ambas­sa­dor Chia­ra Boset­ti, ori­gi­nal­ly from Ita­ly, came to Oulu one year ago. “I had great expec­ta­tions, and I cer­tain­ly got what I was loo­king for”, she says.

Woman smiling at the front of Oulu University

“During my first walks in Oulu, I felt like I was in a fai­ry tale”

Débo­ra Oli­vei­ra, 34, is from São Pau­lo, Brazil. Besi­des doing a master’s in educa­tion and glo­ba­li­sa­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu, she is a com­mu­nica­tions trai­nee at Oulu Talent Hub.

Woman smiling next to trees

How Oulu beca­me a must-go place for a for­mer BBC jour­na­list?

Right now, Eri­ka Ben­ke is wor­king as a cont­ri­bu­tor to BBC News and as a free­lance jour­na­list. Befo­re moving to Oulu, she lived in Lon­don for 23 years. She found here the qua­li­ty of life she was loo­king for. “After two years of wor­king in Oulu, I’m still as relaxed as if I was on holi­day”, she says.

Doris Yue belie­ves her dreams will come true in Oulu

Doris Yue, 35, came to Oulu from Hong Kong. She is mar­ried with a Fin­nish man and moved to Oulu about two and a half years ago. Now she works as an arc­hi­tect and enjo­ys her life.

Nainen hymyilee kameralle

“Nort­hern Lights – the best thing to expe­rience in Oulu”

Shar­min Farah came to Oulu from Bangla­desh. Her life has chan­ged sig­ni­ficant­ly during the five years she have lived in Fin­land. Though it has been a rol­lercoas­ter ride, I am enjo­ying this jour­ney, Shar­min says.

”You must come to Oulu with an open mind and a big smi­le”

Jun­naid Iqbal works as a Sys­tem Simu­la­tion Engi­neer at Nokia. He has been in Oulu near­ly two and a half years.

“Oulu is a per­fect envi­ron­ment for fami­lies”

Tama­ra Louis, 30, is an arc­hi­tec­tu­ral desig­ner living in Oulu. She came here from Rus­sia in Sep­tem­ber 2012. We inter­viewed Tama­ra about her thoughts on living and wor­king in Oulu.

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Are you loo­king for a job or a new career?

The­se are some of the web­si­tes that will inform you about vacant posi­tions and sup­port your career plan­ning.

Find job oppor­tu­ni­ties in North Ostro­both­nia (opens in a new tab: (in Fin­nish)

Jobs in Fin­land por­tal (opens in a new tab)

Busi­ness­A­se­ma emplo­y­ment and busi­ness coun­sel­ling (opens in a new tab)

North Ostro­both­nia TE Ser­vices (opens in a new tab: (in Fin­nish)

Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu Career Cent­re (opens in a new tab: