AFRY Future Stars programme in Finland
AFRY Future Stars programme in Finland
At AFRY, you are not given just boring routine tasks – the Stars are solving real client problems, supported by our experienced experts.
Are you a student looking for an internship? The one-year AFRY Future Stars programme will begin in May 2021 and consists of work tasks supporting your studies, as well as Training Days, which help you plan your career path and develop your skills. During the programme, you can also negotiate about a possibility to write your thesis for us. The Future Stars will be employed in AFRY offices all around Finland. We have positions mainly for students of engineering and natural sciences.
Following themes will be discussed in the Training Days:
- Business at AFRY + Working in consulting
- Recognize your potential + Career planning
- Sustainability + Brave leadership, together with the AFRY Future Stars in Sweden
- Presentation + Facilitation skills
In addition to Training Days, AFRY Future Star will be given some tasks where one can reflect the learnt lessons and deepen the understanding of discussed topics.
Each Star gets their own AFRY tutor, additionally supported by a wide group of top experts from various fields. The tasks and content of the programme will be defined for each Star based on their individual situation, skills and interests.
The next application round for AFRY Future Stars programme will begin in late autumn 2021.
- Typical week of an AFRY Future Star
- How to combine studies and work?
- Benefits & salary
- Future opportunities
How to combine studies and work?
Trainee programme includes four training days and the first of them will be held during summer so that most of the trainees are able to join and will get to know with each other.
Combining work and studies is always challenging and we are aware of that. That is why we want to highlight the importance of well-being of our Future Stars. We prioritize Star's graduation and will not want to postpone it. That is why weekly hours are open for discussion and Stars are able to participate AFRY's working life in a flexible way. Please, have a look at Tuomas' weekly schedule he gave us as an example of how to combine his work and studies in the weekly basis.
How many hours will this programme require weekly?
Each Star will have an individual plan about weekly working hours and this will be agreed with the employer flexibly.
How long does this programme last?
AFRY Future Stars programme begins in May and takes a year, so 12 months in total.
What sort of benefits does AFRY provide for trainees?
AFRY Future Stars are allowed to same benefits as temporary employees of AFRY. Benefits include lunch, sports, culture, commuting and massage benefits. In addition, all the AFRY employees are covered by insurance during the work time as well as on their spare time.
Is the traineeship paid?
This internship program is paid and follows the collective labor agreement, of course!
Is the trainee guaranteed to have a permanent position after the programme?
Through AFRY Future Stars programme we aim for having long-term, brave and devoted team players. This programme is a great way to recognize your own strengths and get familiar with consulting environment in four divisions of Finland: Process Industries, Management Consulting, Energy and Infrastructure.
We are always looking for new talents and employees with deep sector-knowledge and that is the reason why we have this programme at AFRY. When starting as an AFRY Future Star, you will take your first steps towards expertise and together with the employer you will have a chance to discuss your future.
First AFRY Future Stars trainees just finished programme and 14 of them continued as employees of AFRY. Employment naturally depends on the current demand for experts but mostly we are looking for new ones.
"As a Stars trainee, I got involved in client projects from the beginning and during the internship, I gained work experience from both detailed engineering and project management."
Emma Kärkkäinen, AFRY Future Star & Process Engineer
What's it like to be an AFRY Future Star?
"AFRY Future Stars programme has made combining work and studies possible in a truly flexible way. Working alongside studies has supported my studies and deepened my understanding in my field. In addition, the programme's Training Day topics have provided an interesting overview of AFRY as a whole. It is also important to get to know with other Stars despite working remotely."
AFRY Future Star
”AFRY Future Stars programme has introduced me to the working life much deeper than my previous summer jobs. The program is flexible, and my student exchange period did not cause problems.”
Lassi, AFRY Future Stars
”AFRY Future Stars is an excellent track towards the working life for anyone planning a career within engineering or consulting. Here, you develop yourself as an expert and leader.”
Aleksi, AFRY Future Stars
”In the AFRY Future Stars programme you get to develop yourself, to learn about potential career opportunities and to use your substance skills in real projects.”
Jussi, AFRY Future Stars
”Here I get to create contacts and the tasks feel meaningful and support my personal development within engineering.”
Akseli, AFRY Future Stars