Social impact

Business Lead for companies

Module Location
Programme type
Organisational development

What is Business Lead?

Business Lead is a fast-track for unemployed academically educated refugees and immigrants into Finnish work-life by combining education, mentoring and a 3-month unpaid internship in a company in Finland. The programme benefits all parties involved. It helps 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, 235 participants and 150 companies have enabled the programme. Hanken & SSE runs the program together with Hanken School of Economics.

Business Lead won the award for best Talent Development program in Europe by EFMD in 2018.

The registration for Business Lead internship positions in the Ostrobothnia region is now open.

Become a Business Lead company partner

Hanken & SSE offers forerunner companies the opportunity to offer one or more unpaid internship positions in the Ostrobothnia region as part of the integration program Business Lead. The internship period runs for a period of 3 months. The next internship starts on 29 March and ends on 21 June. 

Who the programme is for

The programme looks for partner companies that can offer internship positions for 3 months in one or more different roles in the company.

Who are the participants?

See the video

Who are the company partners?

See a few examples in the videos

Contact us for
more information

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Åsa Hämäläinen
Project Manager
+358 40 352 1748
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