Come and build the future at VTT!

Company type

Large company


R&D / Design


Tekniikantie 21, 02150 Espoo

Discover VTT


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner and one of the leading research organisations in Europe. Our role is to promote the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in business and society. Through science and technology, we turn global challenges into sustainable solutions for business and society in a responsible way. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

What unites us at VTT are curiosity, a passion for learning, and a devotion to finding solutions to global challenges and answers to our customers’ needs. We are constantly seeking new innovative thinkers, creative problem-solvers as well as research talents. We employ experienced researchers with deep substance knowledge as well as young professionals with motivation to grow and everything in between. In addition to researchers, we employ a large pool of marketing, sales, communication, human resources, IT, business, and financial administration professionals, who support the execution of high-quality research.

VTT has three business areas with different research:

  • In Carbon neutral solutions, the research teams work with systemic and technological solutions to de-carbonize the economy and society.
  • In Sustainable products and materials, the research teams work with processes, technologies, materials, and products from lab-to-pilot scale.
  • In Digital technologies, the research teams work with Breakthrough technologies, simulation of networks, cyber security, situational awareness.
  • In addition, our business support consists of human resources, finance and business support, and strategy departments. 
  • We also have commercial operations which consist of sales and customer partnerships, marketing and communications, and design departments.

Working in a globally networked top-level research organization opens a fascinating spectrum of career opportunities for professionals with various backgrounds. VTT offers you the possibility to develop your competences and build your career path in countless ways.

Welcome to a workplace where you can learn something new every day!


Career possibilities for students at VTT 

Every year VTT hires dozens of students with diverse educational backgrounds to work as fixed-term trainees or thesis workers. In 2023 we have recruited over 100 trainees and thesis workers. Most of our trainees join us in the summer and many continue part-time alongside studies and after graduation.

At VTT you get to put your studies into practice in a multinational working environment with superb colleagues. At VTT, you can take on meaningful research projects or support researchers' work. We treat young talents as equals and give you real responsibility from the start.

Summer trainees

Each summer we are looking for tens of students from varying study fields to join us as summer trainees. The application period for summer traineeships 2024 start in early January. Find out more about our summer trainee programme VTT Summer of Changemakers here.

Thesis worker

Thesis workers do their thesis work related to their studies as a part of a VTT project and is therefore a big part of the success of the project. If you are at the final stages of your studies, this might be something for you!

All positions available for students are listed in the Open positions section. Please apply for your chosen position using the specific online application form.

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