TEK is the largest organisation for academic engineers and architects in Finland, with a professional community of over 77,000 members.
In Finland, it's completely fine to belong to a professional organisation and roughly 70-75 % of Finnish employees belong to one. Joining is always voluntary. Highly educated employees typically join the organisations based on education. TEK is the labour union for graduate engineers, architects and other university degrees in the field of technology.
We are an organisation of professionals that promotes the science and technology industry in Finland and the people who work in those industries. Through our work we help graduate professionals to reach their highest potential within their chosen field. We do this by providing legal advice, salary advice and career coaching to our members. We are an organisation that will accompany you throughout your career, from the beginning of your studies through all stages of developing your career.
We work actively in promoting the advancement of education and ensuring that professionals in Finland are equipped with the best skills and competencies on an international scale. We also work in strengthening the role of technology in the Finnish market through working with our partners both in the market and in government. We at TEK promote sustainable technology for the benefit of people, the environment and society.
On behalf of our professional community, TEK negotiates and concludes collective agreements relating to salaries and conditions of employment. We at TEK believe in reasonable and fair employment conditions to ensure the wellbeing of everyone within our professional community.