Business Finland office, Beijing, China
6 months starting in late summer/early autumn (to be agreed separately)
Your tasks may include e.g. the following:
- participating in business opportunity and client advise projects by information retrieval (Internet and other information databases, magazines and publications, sometimes also interviews)
participating in scoping and maintaining local network contacts
participating in Team Finland Future Watch
answering enquiries from local companies regarding Finnish market and Finnish companies
producing basic info services to Finnish companies and authorities, translation tasks
general office administration including telephone and reception services, meeting and seminar arrangements, travel arrangements, mailing when necessary
EDUFI awards and administers these scholarships to students or recent graduates (at least 2 years´ studies, but maximum one year since graduation) studying e.g. economics and business administration or technology in universities or polytechnics. Also students of other faculties are welcome to apply, however a genuine interest in helping Finnish companies is needed to ensure a successful traineeship.
Market research and skills to asses and synthetisize large amounts of literature for the purpose of opportunity and investment potential. Ability to conduct telephone interviews.
The applicants should have experience in office work and/or customer service, good written skills and good skills in MS office and Internet search engines and social media. Previous international educational or work experience in the target market and interest in the local business are considered as advantage.
Fluent English (Business Finland's corporate language) is a must. Knowledge of Chinese language is an advantage. As the clients are Finnish companies, the trainee should also manage Finnish fluently. Open mind, energetic and active mindset empower a successful training period. Ability to work independently ans as a member of the team is expected.
Scholarship 1200 euros/month
Working language English, local language is an asset, motivation letter in English
Accommodation Trainee is responsible for the accommodation arrangements by him/herself.
Travel insurance (i.e. traveller´s insurance and travel liability insurance) is provided by Business Finland for the duration of the traineeship.
If applying to this position please note that the applicant is responsible for Visa application procedure. Business Finland will supply the applicant with the relevant trainee certificate to support the application. Business Finland will cover Visa application fees charged by the particular Embassy, where needed.
Business Finland will cover flights to the host location as per the valid travel policy and spending limits.