Tekniikan akateemiset TEK

Joukko ihmisiä istumassa sohvilla
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Member survey reveals five TEK member types

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Work life

Can you prepare for retirement?

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Organisation

Carbon-smart TEK is on the horizon

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Organisation

Jari Jokinen stands for President of Akava

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What is TEK?

TEK is a trade union for academic engineers and architects in Finland.

In Finland, trade unions work closely with the employers’ organisations to ensure that the Finnish market is open, fair and competitive. On a personal level, this means that we negotiate the framework for employment conditions and salaries on your behalf, to make sure you have the optimal working conditions needed to succeed.

We are a professional organisation that supports you in your career. By becoming a member, you will have access to our experts, who can advise you on any issues regarding your work life in Finland. Through our services, we will help you make informed choices in all aspects of your career, from how to get your foot in the market to navigating Finnish work life.

Get to know our services in more detail below.

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Services and benefits

As a TEK member you have access to the best tools for building your career, as well as valuable benefits!

Employment and law

Job search and career

Salary

Unemployment insurance

Work life in Finland

Wellbeing

Membership benefits

Research

Get to know all services and benefits

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How can we best serve you?

We offer a wide range of membership services to support you at different stages in your career. 

Student

Graduated

Job seeker

Unemployed

Entrepreneur

If you're not yet a TEK member, join now!

Latest news and blogs

Sirpa Taskinen
Work life
| News article

Can you prepare for retirement?

You can and should prepare for retirement, both the employers and employees, says Sirpa Taskinen, author of a book on the transition to retirement.
teekkarilakin valmistusta
Students
| News article

How a teekkari cap is made

TEK Magazine looked into the manufacturing process of the iconic Finnish tassel cap (teekkarilakki) and followed its journey from the hands of sewers to the hat store on Sofiankatu in Helsinki.
Jari Jokinen TEKin töissä
Organisation
| News article

Jari Jokinen stands for President of Akava

Jari Jokinen, Chief Executive Director of Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK and first Vice-President of Akava, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland, has announced his availability for the Akava presidency. Akava's long-time President Sture Fjäder has announced that he will step down at this November’s general assembly.
Organisation
| News article

Carbon-smart TEK is on the horizon

TEK’s goal of being among the first carbon-neutral trade organisations is now one step closer.
Society
| Blog post

Sustainable growth from the north

We should be using clean energy in Finland and not selling the precious green energy abroad.
Kuva lomailijasta
Legal
| News article

The summer holiday season is here – what are some things that you should know about the annual holiday?

It is worth keeping in mind that employers are under no obligation to allow employees to take their holiday in several short periods.
uloskäynti
Organisation
| News article

KOKO fund gives you security in case of unemployment

The majority of TEK’s full members who are salaried employees belong to KOKO, the unemployment fund for highly educated.
Joukko ihmisiä istumassa sohvilla
Organisation
| News article

Member survey reveals five TEK member types

The majority of the members of Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK are world savers.
Results to the question "I fear I will face discrimination in my future career (LGBTQI+ students)"
Students
| News article

Nearly half of LGBTQI+ students fear discrimination in their career

Technology students who belong to sexual and/or gender minorities see more risks in their future than students who do not belong to these minorities.