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We are looking for 450 summer employees in a call for applications starting on 15 January

Published: 19.1.2024

Applications for summer jobs in the City of Vaasa open on 15 January and close on 3 March. This year, we are looking to fill around 50 different positions and 450 summer vacancies. The city will also support young people in their job search, employ young talented athletes and hand out summer job vouchers.

The City of Vaasa has five separate calls for summer jobs for young people:

  • for 14–15-year-olds
  • 16–17-year-olds
  • 18–29-year-olds, and
  • separate calls for university students and young people with disabilities and special needs.

Our goal is to find a suitable summer job for as many young people as possible!

The main employers are daycare centres, green areas, and libraries

This year’s summer jobs will concern daycare assistants, parks assistants, children’s camp instructors, tourist advisors, and trainee engineers. Traditionally, the biggest employers are daycare centres, green areas, and libraries,” says Anne Lindell, recruitment manager.

– A new position for summer jobs is a reading buddy in the culture and library services. Reading buddy reads to small children or schoolchildren at daycare centres, summer camps, or other pre-arranged locations.

It is recommended to submit your application as early as possible

Applications for 2024 summer jobs are open from 15 January to 3 March 2024 at

Decisions on summer jobs will be taken by 28 March, but choices can be made already during the application process. It is advisable to apply early. Applicants who do not receive a summer job will also be notified by email by 15 April.

– The feedback we have received from our summer employees has been positive, with the most praise going to the diverse and meaningful tasks, the good working climate, and the colleagues,” says Lindell.

Support for young athletes, recent graduates, and immigrants

The City of Vaasa is continuously developing ways of employing young people to ensure that as many as possible get a job and valuable initial work experience. This summer, for example, the city will continue to offer services such as ”Mun eka duuni – Mitt första jobb – My first job”. This service will support young people who encounter challenges in finding their first summer job on their own.

– Building on last year’s good experience, we will continue to organise summer camps for immigrants and recent graduates. Camps to promote employment are organised in cooperation with a network of actors. Our goal is to promote employment in the future,” says Helena Nurmikoski, Employment Officer.

Vaasa will also continue to employ local young athletes with grants to enable them to train and compete during the summer. The employment grants are awarded on the basis of proposals sent by coaches to Vaasanseudun Urheiluakatemia/Vasaregionens Idrottsakademi.

Summer job vouchers help to find employment for young people

Young people can apply for a summer job voucher together with a company or association. The summer job voucher is financial support granted by the City of Vaasa to a private company or association that employs a young person aged 15-29. You can apply for the voucher from 1 April to 15 May 2024 in the Vaasa City e-service