In Finland, membership of a trade union is a legal right and commonly accepted. TEK is the largest organisation for academic engineers and architects in Finland, with a professional community of over 70,000 members.
Through our work we help graduate professionals to reach their highest potential within their chosen field. We do this by providing career services, legal services and salary counselling to our members. We will accompany you throughout your career, from the beginning of your studies through all stages of developing your career. Read more on how TEK can support you here.
It's easy to join TEK - just fill in the form online and we will soon be in touch. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our member services at member(ät)tek.fi or +358 9 2291 2291 and we will be happy to answer your questions.
The membership fee for a full member is EUR 351/year (EUR 29,25/month), which includes the unemployment fund fee. The membership fee is fully tax deductable. Student membership (if you are studying your first master's degree) is free of charge.
Choose the right membership for you
- Join as a full member, when you've completed your degree in Finland.
- Join as a student member, when you are studying your first masters degree (not in University of Applied Sciences).
- Join as retired member, more information.
Still unsure? Leave us your contact details and we will get in touch with you!
If you have a degree in the field of industrial design, education, construction or architecture, you have the possibility to become a dual member of both TEK and your own professional organisation. This allows you to draw the best support and services from both organisations.
TEK promotes the professional interests and negotiates on the behalf of dual members. We ensure that your position in the market is upheld and respected. Simultaneously you will get, from your own organization, the best information and support specifically from your professional field.
Dual memberships are available with following organisations:
- Ornamo Art and Design Finland
- The Trade Union of Education in Finland, OAJ
- The Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL
- The Finnish Association of Architects SAFA
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN?
You can be approved as a full member if you have completed an MSc in engineering or architecture, or a corresponding degree in mathematics or natural sciences in Finland (e.g. mathematics, physics and computer science).
Applicants who have completed a degree of equivalent standard abroad, or who hold corresponding qualifications or competence and work in technology may also be admitted as a member.
CONTACT THE MEMBERSHIP REGISTER
TEK's member services is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.00 (in July 9.00 - 15.00)
tel. +358 9 2291 2291
"Being in a union, I know that I can ask for help all the time related to my work situation. For example, legal counseling services and career coaching services are very helpful to me. They gave me guidance and lots of helpful advices. "