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Does the field of study matter?

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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 fair working conditions.

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


Unemployment insurance

Work life in Finland


Membership benefits

Events and trainings


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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. 



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Latest news and blogs

Opiskelijat kävelevät Oulun yliopiston käytävällä.
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Record number of academic engineers graduated

The number of graduating academic engineers and architects was 19 per cent higher last year than in 2022. A tech degree carries significant weight – four out of five graduates had a job at the time of graduation and the median monthly salary was 3,600 euros.
Kolme henkilöä keskustelee.
Work life
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What are hidden jobs?

Hidden jobs have been a hot button issue in conversations about job seeking for a long time. What are they actually and why are they hiding?
TEKin toiminnanjohtaja Jari Jokinen kuvattuna TEKin toimistolla
Blog post

Finland needs real growth and productivity

In Finland, we should be creating more work that is so productive that it is worth paying generously for and also taking good care of the people behind it.
TEKin hallituksen puheenjohtaja Mari-Leena Talvitie
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TEK’s chair cherishes constructive dialogue

The duties of TEK's chair can be divided into TEK activities and other advocacy efforts. Board activities are governed by values, the council agreement and the annual budget and plan.
Piiroskuvassa on kolme opiskelijaa matematiikkaa kuvaavien elementtien kanssa.
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Does the field of study matter?

How easily do academic engineers and architects graduating from different fields of study find jobs? Are there major differences between different fields in terms of pay or the satisfaction with studies? TEK studied these questions.
Nuori tekee matematiikan tehtäviä tablettitietokoneella
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Mathematical competence continues to decline, grades remain high – mathematicians call for better basic education

Separate study groups for students interested in mathematics could be one option, but the key is to build a solid foundation for everyone already in comprehensive school. Grade inflation obscures the full picture.
Owain Hopeaketo
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Owain's corner: Finding positivity in times of fear

It is so important that we all find the sources of positivity, then shout them out as loud as we can. If we don’t treat Finland as something worth fighting for, we lose the motivation to make meaningful change.
Owain Hopeaketo istuu toimiston pöydän kulmalla.
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Autism is not mutually exclusive

“Do you know you have autistic traits?” It wasn’t a surprise to me when, during the pandemic and my complete burn-out at work, I was told this by a therapist.
Lakitieto 3-2024
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What to do if your employment is terminated

If you join the union when a dispute is already at hand, you will not be covered by legal expenses insurance.