Kids playing in a park.

Time to apply for the summer jobs of the City of Helsinki

Applications for the summer jobs of the City of Helsinki are submitted electronically through the city’s recruitment system at > Open jobs > Summer jobs and summer temporary posts. The application period is indicated separately for each job. It is a good idea to keep an active eye on the site, as new jobs will be posted almost weekly during the spring. Applications for the summer jobs of the city’s companies are submitted through the company websites.

The coronavirus epidemic may affect the realisation of some summer jobs and cause delays in the selection process. Possible delays will be communicated to the applicants by email at different application phases.

This year, summer workers will be recruited, for example, for the care sector, as park workers, for kitchen work, for different office duties, as planner trainees, as construction helpers and for sports facility maintenance. The city is looking for students and professionals especially for the Social Services and Health Care Division to substitute for the staff during their annual leave. The city has about 3,500 summer job openings, about 1,000 of which are intended for young summer workers.
As usual, summer jobs will also be offered by the city’s companies, such as Helsinki Marketing, Palmia and Korkeasaari. Applications for the summer jobs of the city’s companies are submitted through the company websites.

Summer jobs of the city are very popular

The summer jobs offered by the City of Helsinki are very popular, and a large number of applicants is expected also this year. Last year, the city received over 18,698 applications, of which the share of young applicants aged 16–17 was approximately 11,264. Summer jobs were offered to about 3,524 people, of which 679 were aged 16–17. The Siisti kesä! (Tidy summer!) project offered 281 summer jobs and received 1,770 applications.

The most applications were submitted for the duties of the early childhood education assistant, library assistant, office trainee, assisting youth worker, construction trainee, food service worker, swimming attendant and beach lifeguard.

Summer Job Voucher supports summer-time employment of 9th-graders

In 2022, 9th-graders, 1st-year students in upper secondary schools and pupils in the 10th and Valma grades living in Helsinki will receive a Summer Job Voucher. With the help of the voucher, the young person can apply for a job at a company, association or parish. A housing company or hobby club, for example, can also act as an employer. More information is available at

The City of Helsinki requires the Summer Job Voucher employer to adhere to the principles of the Responsible Summer Job 2022 campaign. The city participates in the campaign as an employer and continues as a campaign partner for the 2022 summer job season.

More information
Summer Job Voucher
Responsible Summer Job 2022 (in Finnish)

The news has been published on 25.1. and has been updated on 9.2.