Services for International Work Communities

The Soft Landings training by the University of Oulu has been created to support companies and organisations with their international recruiting and work communities.
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Recruiting an employee from abroad can be seen as a big investment for a company or an organisation in many ways. In addition to starting in a new job, an employee who has just arrived in Finland faces a lot of other new things when settling into their new Finnish life.

The Soft Landings training by the University of Oulu supports companies and organisations in making recruitment of an international talent successful and recruitment-related investments profitable. The training supports both the individual employee and the organisation:

  • Introduces newcomers to the Finnish society and work culture,
  • Offers local (Oulu-area specific) information,
  • Offers Finnish and English language training, including special details of spoken language and work-related communication, and
  • Improve understanding and smooth co-worker relationships between Finnish and non-Finnish employees.

Next upcoming trainings

The next training group starts in March  2023. Please register (or register for participants from your organisation) already now by sending email to

The training consists of 7 x 3-hour training sessions and is divided into modules:

Training is held on Teams / in a hybrid format.

This training group is open for participants from all companies and organisations. If you are interested in a group tailor-made for your company or organisation (minimum of 8 persons), please contact us for more details.

Learn Basic Finnish Online course starts on 14.2.2023. This is a beginner-lever Finnish language course which you can take flexibly while working.

More information

Monika Luukkonen
Account Manager
University of Oulu
Mob: 0400 464244