Comprehensive and vocational school students
Many Finns have found their first job with us. We employ the highest number of young people in Finland, and more than 25% of our employees are aged under 25.
Your first job is an important milestone. For this reason, we provide each employee with thorough induction training and offer a safe working environment and the right tools. If you are joining us for a TET or “Tutustu ja tienaa” training programme, you can start your orientation from the bottom of this page, where you will find the Harkkapassi online orientation course.
We offer students summer jobs, internships and part-time work, to name just a few examples, in a nice team.
At S Group, we support the development of your professional skills. We offer practical training opportunities for students of several fields – whether you are interested in working at an S-market store, a Amarillo restaurant, a Sokos Hotel or as a beauty products specialist at an Emotion store. A trainee is a member of the workplace community. During the training, you will be assigned work tasks that correspond to the objectives of your studies.
For vocational students, we offer training agreements and apprenticeships. A training agreement is an agreement on non-paid training to further your studies and prepare you for graduation. An apprenticeship means that a fixed-term employment contract will be signed with you for the duration of your studies. You will be assigned a workplace supervisor or other instructor who will support your learning on the job.
We hope that you were inspired to apply for a traineeship post at S Group! You can ask about possibilities for training by directly contacting the trade outlet, restaurant or hotel you are interested in. You can find our locations through the outlet search function. Please note that obtaining a practical training placement will depend on whether the outlet can ensure sufficient guidance and support for the trainee, among other things.
Job familiarisation (TET)
What is it like to work in a store? How are hotel beds always made so comfortable? What can the ABC restaurant offer? We offer thousands of job familiarisation and voluntary work (Day’s Work) opportunities each year.
A job familiarisation (TET) period is an excellent opportunity to experience working life and learn about jobs in the retail or restaurant sector or at a service station store. During your TET period, you can learn about working life, take care of assignments and experience being a member of a workplace community. TET periods typically last for one or two weeks. You will learn about various professions and gain work experience and information that will help you choose a career.
Before your TET period, you should think about what type of job or field you are interested in and what you would like to learn during that time. You should also give thought to what would be beneficial for you in terms of your future choice of profession.
If you are interested in completing your TET period with us, don’t hesitate to contact a supervisor at an outlet that interests you by visiting the store, restaurant or hotel in question. You can find our locations through the (in Finnish).
5 tips for a successful TET period
1. Which field or work are you interested in? What new things would you like to learn? Pick a TET post according to your own interests. You can also ask your parents or other people close to you for tips.
2. Have you ever thought about your own strengths? In which areas would you like to become even better? Set a small development target for yourself for your TET period. Ask your instructor for assistance in forming your target.
3. Go ahead and ask if you do not understand something. The people you work with will know that many things are new to you.
4. A good attitude is the key! Customers and colleagues appreciate a smile and a happy appearance.
5. Remember that the sky is the limit! TET may also be your route to a summer job. Remember to keep the certificate for your TET period safe.
We participate in the annual Day’s Work campaign and offer job familiarisation opportunities in several locations. Our locations include Prisma hypermarkets, S-market stores, Alepa and Sale stores, ABC service station stores and Sokos department stores, for example.
Go ahead and contact the supervisor of an outlet that interests you by visiting the store, restaurant or hotel in question, preferably no later than two weeks before the Day’s Work campaign date. The number of placements in various locations depends on the work situation – that is, the availability of individual supervision for the Day’s Work participant.