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Business Lead for companies

Next programme starts
11 Mar 2024
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What is Business Lead?

Business Lead is a fast track for unemployed academically educated refugees and immigrants into Finnish work-life by combining education, career coaching and insights into working in a company in Finland.

The programme benefits all parties involved. It can help companies find new international talent, explore new commercial opportunities and markets and get an outside-in view on your business. In addition, it is a unique opportunity to make a difference, it is corporate social responsibility in action. Since the beginning, nearly 270 participants and over 160 companies have enabled the programme. Hanken & SSE Executive Education runs the programme together with Hanken School of Economics. Business Lead won the award for best Talent Development program in Europe by EFMD in 2018.

Become a Business Lead company partner

  • You and your company have the opportunity to support the programme by offering one or more 3-month unpaid internships in the Ostrobothnia region.
  • 3 months internship in one or more roles in the company from 11 March to 6 June 2024.
  • Interns are matched with the company based on the best fit.
  • The internship is unpaid, programme participants stay on standard unemployment packages throughout the internship.
  • Interns are insured by Hanken & SSE throughout the internship period.

Proud company partners

Contact us for
more information

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Åsa Hämäläinen
Senior Project Manager
+358 40 352 1748 asa.hamalainen(a)
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Inger Aaltonen
Growth Area Director, Learning Solutions
+358 41 451 4600 inger.aaltonen(a)
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