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Recruitment Services

Recruitment Services is a link between students and working life. We supply students with information and feedback from the world of work. We also offer opportunities for discussions between students and employers, guide students in their career planning and promote their opportunities to find employment.  

The job ads sent to KAMK are all forwarded in intranet (requires log in).

Recruitment Services participates in the arrangements of various events. We also gather information and monitor how successful Kajaani University of Applied Sciences' graduates have been in finding employment. We appreciate having our graduates also visiting us after graduation and sharing their experiences with new students - if you are interested in participating the alumni network and these activities, please contact us!

Ongoing Project - Talent for Kainuu

From 2019 to 2022 the project "Talent for Kainuu" will be carried out. It has been initiated by KAMK as well as Euroopan sosiaalirahasto (ESR) and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan ELY. The aim of the project “Talent for Kainuu” is to facilitate the recruitment process of KAMK international students in the Kainuu region. Local employers shall be brought together with eligible students and by doing so the project as well aims at reducing the current need for labor in the region. The scope is to integrate international students already during their studies into the Kainuu working life. Therefore, guidance material, recruitment activities and personal career guidance are planned. Regional companies will benefit from this project by the international know-how of the students and possibly new international contacts, products and services will be created. In cooperation with local stakeholders such as ELY Keskus and TE Toimisto the final result is an operational model for a sustainably successful employment between students and Kainuu based companies and public actors.

About ongoing activities involved in the project will be posted on this site.

Course -Start your career in Kainuu

welcome to the new course ”Starting your career in Kainuu”. The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and tools to you to enter the job market in Kainuu. You will be able to evaluate yourselves and take the first steps to your own career paths.

The first session of this career guidance course is on 12.02.2020. 16:30-18:00. It consists in total of 7 sessions taking place once every week.

The following sessions will be held:

  • 12.02.2020, 16:30 – 18:00 Employment market Kainuu and Finnish work culture
  • 19.02.2020, 16:30 – 18:00 Self-evaluation: Find your strengths
  • 26.02.2020, 16:30 – 18:00 Labor-unions, practical information about Finnish work places + The job hunting process
  • 11.03.2020, 16:30 – 18:00 Improving your application documents + What can I expect in a job interview?
  • 18.03.2020, 16:30 – 18:00 Job interview training
  • 26.03.2020, 16:30 – 18:00 Entrepreneurship Part I: Practical steps into your own business in Kainuu
  • 01.04.2020, 16:30 – 18:00 Entrepreneurship Part II: Meet young local entrepreneurs + Work related residents permits

There are going to be guest lectures from companies and associations providing insider information.

The course is a free choice course with an allocated 1 credit. There is no grade, but only an evaluation between passed or failed according to the attendance and active participation. The course is part of the project Talent for Kainuu.

Please register to the course until 31.01.2020 by sending an E-mail to linda.khan@kamk.fi.

If you do not wish to participate in the course as a whole, but as a guest visitor for specific topics, it is possible too. Please register for the session that you would like to attend.

Link to connect to employers

Are you looking for full-time/ part-time employment, a summer job or a practical training place?

Here is a link, in which foreign students can fill in their professional information:


This table is shared in cooperation with the ELY Keskus with employers in Kainuu. When companies have positions available, they can use this sheet to contact suitable students. Also it is used as a tool by the ELY Keskus during their meetings with about 800 different companies per year. (The ELY Keskus is the Finnish Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.)

So please fill in the list with your information to increase your chances of employment in Kainuu.

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