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Global Business Talent F.E.C.

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Would you be interested in building up your career in Finland and take on new challenges? Have you already gained some experience in your field but need business knowledge? Global Business Talent F.E.C. program can take you further - apply now!

In the Global Business Talent F.E.C.* program, you can acquire an overall understanding of the Finnish business environment and its principles, including business knowledge, product development, project management, and internationalization. 

During the program, you contribute to your partner company's business development, for example, in product development or export roles depending on your background and common interests with the company. You will participate in training modules that deepen or broaden your current expertise, and you will be better equipped to market your expertise in the Finnish labor market. 

Global Business Talent F.E.C. training program is part of the Talent Boost program by the Finnish Government. Talent Boost aims to attract international talents to the Finnish labor market and harness the expertise of the talents already living in Finland to support Finnish companies.

*) Global Business Talent F.E.C. is Further Educated with Companies training concept with the aim of concluding an employment contract. Its purpose is to reconcile the current expertise, development, and career goals of job seekers with the needs of potential new employers. The program lasts around six months and includes Aalto PRO’s high-quality training, as well as practical work with a partner company.

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Acquire a comprehensive understanding of business principles and practices.

Utilize your personal abilities and networks for employment.

Companies recruit foreign nationals to support growth.


The program provides participants with an overall understanding of the Finnish business environment and its principles, including business knowledge, product development, project management, and internationalization. It also helps participants to recognize and market their expertise in the Finnish labor market.

Improve your knowledge about productive and profitable business
Build your competence in project management and get an opportunity for IPMA–D certification
Strengthen your abilities and profile yourself in business development and internationalization
Acquire easy access to the Finnish labor market with the F.E.C. concept
Demonstrate your skills at your partner company


The program is for foreign nationals living in the capital region and who have recently graduated from a Finnish university or School of Applied Sciences and are unemployed.

Also, suppose you are an unemployed immigrant or an immigrant under the threat of unemployment and have a university degree from another country and have relevant work experience in your field of expertise, you can be accepted to the program, too. Furthermore, if you have moved to Finland because of your spouse's work, or if you are a Finnish citizen moving back to Finland from abroad, the program fits you as well. 

To be eligible, you need to have sufficient English mastery, as the program will be delivered in English. Also, foreign individuals must have a right to public employment and business services, i.e., TE Services. You have completed your Bachelor's, Master or Ph.D. degree from various fields of science (excluding information technologies). Full-time students cannot be selected.

Contents and Schedule

The training program consists of lectures, workshops, individual learning, and tutoring. As a participant, you will be assigned a mentor in your partner company during the program. You will also receive tutoring during the program to support your learning and potential for employment.

For the program, you, as the participant, the partner company, and Aalto PRO will sign a training contract. You will work for their matched company for about 80% of the time allocated for the program.

Training is supported by Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.

In addition to working in the company and participating in the shared learning modules, you will have the possibility to choose from pre-selected training modules that best support your performance and development. Examples of possible roles and supportive modules:

  • Product development: you choose supportive online courses in innovation leadership, service management, and accounting to develop your expertise in R&D and investments and acquire the ability to work with the export team and negotiate with international clients.

  • Export: by choosing negotiation skills program, you get a solid base to work with the export team and negotiate with international clients.

Program Structure

20 days of face-to-face and individual learning

Learning critical aspects of business and its development

100 days working in a company

Working for a company to acquire practical business experience