SAMK as an employer

SAMK is a creator, developer, internationaliser and promoter of entrepreneurship in the region. We are a stable and reputable university of applied sciences with a good spirit and a good work ethic. That's why it's good to come to us. We strive for a working culture where diverse people thrive and prosper, and we offer a lot of freedom and autonomy. We value experience. We give employees the opportunity to grow their own skills and network.


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SAMK's profile is based on the needs of the region

SAMK is one of 26 universities of applied sciences in Finland. SAMK's profile is to invest in education that supports the industrial renewal as well as research, development and innovation operations.

The various trades and sectors in Satakunta require SAMK to engage in extensive education and research activities in technology and business as well as in social and health issues.

Expertise is valued, maintained and developed

SAMK allocates significant money and time to the development of its personnel in a systematic and long-term manner.

We aim for the values of the indices describing the competence and well-being of employees to be higher than the average for expert organizations.

SAMK's values are:

  • Together we will make results.
  • We encourage curiosity.
  • We inspire responsibility.
  • We want to exceed expectations.

The focal points of staff development are

• Solidifying digital teachership (the development program is open to all staff members)
• Ensuring competence in areas of expertise and emerging sectors
• Development of international and language skills
• Development of management and leadership as well as provision of peer support

Information about the recruitment process

Each recruitment is important to us and each encounter is unique. We want to excel in recruitment as well and we are continuously working to become better at it.

Was there something that made you think or wonder in our recruitment process? What else would you have wanted to know? Do you have development ideas? Contact us

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SAMK offers its employees benefits such as

  • internal training with a significant annual training budget
  • general and occupational health care
  • sports and cultural benefits (including massage) supporting the well-being of the staff
  • on-campus dining and other possible lunch options
  • staff club activities
  • a wide range of benefits related to competence development, such as free open university and in-house training
  • access to CampusMoWe sports facilities (e.g. gym, group exercise, ball games)

SAMK as told by employees

SAMK as told by employees

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