Move to Turku!

Come work or create jobs

The Turku region already hosts about 20,000 companies and 130,000 jobs.

  • Diverse economic structure
  • Competent enterprises
  • High-quality education
  • Diverse selection of culture and services
  • Excellent location by the sea

Turku is a nationally significant port, trade centre and congress city and an important link on the Stockholm-Saint Petersburg axis.

The Turku region and Southwest Finland will require thousands of new employees by 2020 for the manufacturing technology industry and its growth phase that will also impact other sectors.

The ultimate competitive factor is skilled labour

– The ultimate competitive factor is skilled labour. New ship orders, production agreements in car manufacturing and other major business deals were ultimately obtained here in Southwest Finland with world-class top expertise, says Pekka Sundman, Director of the City Development Group of Turku.

At present, growth in the Turku region is being boosted by the excellent success of the business sector: the strong growth prospects of the maritime, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries in particular are increasing trust and fuelling a boom in other industries, particularly construction.

Spearhead industries include:

  • Maritime industry
  • construction
  • bio-industries
  • logistics
  • tourism
  • creative industries

Large employers in the area include the City of Turku, the hospital district of Southwest Finland, the universities, Meyer Turku, Posti, Orion, Bayer, If Vahinkovakuutusyhtiö and Turun Seudun Kiinteistöpalvelu.

Maritime industry flourishes by the sea

A shipyard requires talent from a number of fields. Meyer Turku builds the most state-of-the art, luxurious cruisers to sail the world’s seas. Under the ownership of the German Meyer family, the future of the shipyard is guaranteed and reliable. More competent workers from welders to ship plate makers and from designers to IT experts and project management experts are needed forthe strong development of the operations.

Building healthcare and growth in exports

Innovation company invests in expertise. Bayer employs around 650 professionals in Turku, from skilled workers to doctors. The unit at Pansio produces hormonal coils, among other products. This Finnish invention is exported to over 100 countries annually at a value of EUR 1 billion. Known for its innovation, Bayer is a major employer in the Turku region and offers its personnel the opportunity for continuous professional development.

In Turku, living is easy and affordable

Practically free, from the perspective of people from Helsinki. In Tampere, the dream of having a house in the city centre rarely comes true. In Turku, owning a house in the vicinity of the city centre is a reality for many people. And who wouldn’t love the Aurajoki riverside, the idyllic wooden house districts or a suburb in the middle of nature but surrounded by excellent traffic connections. There are also many wonderful residential areas in the neighbouring regions of Turku!

 

 

Exercise and culture to suit any taste

The city of events, Turku offers activities around the year. The libraries, different forms of exercise, the theatre, the world-famous Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, the award-winning restaurants, the many festivals, the magnificent nature and archipelago offer unforgettable experiences for visitors of any age – Find your own events:

 

Flexible day care, active schools

There are a number of day care options for children under the school age: day care centres, private day care, three-family day care, nursery schools, outdoor nursery schools, open day care and playground activities. The activities emphasise physical exercise, the promotion of physical exercise and making exercise a part of the child’s everyday life. Turku also has a number of private day cares where a family can place their child with a voucher, private day care allowance or its municipal extension. Should the parents’ working hours require it, children are also offered evening, night or weekend care.

We are raising citizens of the world! Multiculturalism is seen in the everyday lives of pupils. More than 70 languages are spoken as first languages in Turku schools. Children have their own Adventure Park, Seikkailupuisto as well as many workshops and courses. Vimma Art and Activity Centre for Youth lets creativity flow – together!

 

Turku may have excellent traffic connections, but it is also the perfect size for bicycles!

The Föli buses offer easy and affordable transport within six municipalities. The same tickets and prices are valid in Turku, Kaarina, Raisio, Naantali, Lieto and Rusko regardless of the length of the journey, crossing municipal borders or the number of times you change buses.

Nearly 10,000 passengers sail the busy Turku–Stockholm route every day. We aren’t off our rails! Reach Helsinki and Tampere in under two hours. Good flight connections around the world – and back again!

Find the bus and cycling routes in the Föli route guide:

 

Did you know one in three Turku residents is a student or a pupil?

That is why we invest in the youth. Together, our universities, the city and enterprises are building Turku into the best student city in Finland. Year after year, students from Turku score top marks in their matriculation examinations. Skilled youth find their dream professions in the Vocational Institute, and many are inspired to update their skills in adult education.

6 universities, och förstås kan du studera också på svenska

opiskelijakaupunki Turku.

 

Come work or create jobs

The Turku region already hosts about 20,000 companies and 130,000 jobs.

  • Diverse economic structure
  • Competent enterprises
  • High-quality education
  • Diverse selection of culture and services
  • Excellent location by the sea

Turku is a nationally significant port, trade centre and congress city and an important link on the Stockholm-Saint Petersburg axis.