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Finnish language support in apprenticeship training

Young people and adults can learn a profession through apprenticeship (oppisopimus) training. During apprenticeship training, you will work and study at the same time.

Apprenticeship training is suitable for you if you are a hardworking, motivated and independent student. In addition to the time spent at work, you must also have time to study at home.
During apprenticeship training you will complete an upper secondary vocational qualification and you can study almost any secondary level profession for example: painter, practical nurse, hairdresser, builder or cook.

You should first find a suitable workplace before your apprenticeship can start. TE-toimisto (The Employment and Economic Development Office) will help you with your job search, and if you are under 30 years old, Ohjaamo will guide you.

When the job is found, contact The Employment and Apprenticeship Services at Helsinki Vocational Adult Institute (Stadin aikuisopisto) to start your apprenticeship training. You will sign a fixed-term contract with your employer. The employer will pay you salary according to a collective agreement (työehtosopimus, TES).

80% of your apprenticeship training will take place at your workplace, and the remaining 20% at school. You will get support from your workplace trainer who will guide and help you at your workplace.

Apprenticeship training is free of charge for the student and the employer.

The language of instruction is Finnish. You will also get support and help with your studies and learning Finnish.

Finnish language teacher will help, for example, with
- Finnish language at a workplace
- Professional vocabulary
- School exercises
Come and learn more during our info sessions.

More information
Employment and Apprenticeship Services
Customer service
email: oppisopimus(at)
tel. +358 (0)9 310 884 31


You should first find a suitable workplace before your apprenticeship can start.

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