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In personal SIMHE guidance and counselling we help you identify the study and career paths in Finland that match with your needs and wishes. Together with a SIMHE Career Coach you will reflect on what kind of competence you already have and how you will succeed in reaching your goals.

The SIMHE guidance discussion for immigrants is for you who

  • already live in Finland
  • have completed a secondary education degree, studied in higher education or completed a higher education degree in Finland or abroad
  • are motivated to develop your competence and find employment in Finland.

In Metropolia SIMHE services we are specialised in higher education and in international professionals and talents in the Finnish labour market. We provide services to experts from all professional fields.

Personal guidance based on your needs

SIMHE guidance and counselling is based on your individual needs. We will not give you any ready-made solutions. Instead, we help you to:

  • find the study and/or career path suitable for you
  • identify your own skills and competence as well as your strengths and development needs
  • reflect on your options to find employment in Finland in your professional field or to learn new and develop your competence towards new career opportunities.

Practicalities and instructions

  • Book a guidance discussion and a SIMHE Career Coach will suggest a time for an appointment to you
  • Duration: max one hour
  • Language: Finnish or English
  • For the time being the discussions take place only online or on the phone
  • After the discussion you will receive a summary with all the tips to your e-mail
  • The guidance discussion is free of charge for you

Book a personal guidance discussion

Are you an unemployed jobseeker in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa or Kerava?

If you are a foreign-language speaker and you have a higher education degree from abroad, you will have access to a wider range of guidance and education services as part of collaboration between Metropolia and the employment services in the Helsinki region

Book a SIMHE guidance discussion by filling in the registration form for unemployed jobseekers

We will suggest a suitable time for an appointment as soon as possible.

Are you in another situation or live in another city in Finland?

Book a SIMHE guidance discussion by filling in the registration form for other customer groups

We will suggest a suitable time for an appointment as soon as possible.

Prepare for the discussion in advance

You may reflect on the following questions:

  • What have you studied before and what are your skills and competences?
  • Are you interested in supplementing your previous studies for example by taking courses in an open university?
  • Do you plan to start studies in higher education for the first time, or do you wish to enter in a totally new field of study?
  • What are your career plans?
  • How do your study and/or career plans fit to the current situation in your life?

Explore our other services

SIMHE services

What are SIMHE services about and what opportunities do international professionals and future talents have with us? SIMHE helps you find your study and career path in Finland.

Guidance Generalia lectures

The Guidance Generalia are lectures and info sessions open to all immigrants. The topics are selected to help you navigate your study options and develop your career prospects in Finland.

Recognition of competence

How can you get started with recognising your key competences? Metropolia also provides recognition of competence by a professional in selected fields of study and for limited target groups.

Higher education preparatory programme for immigrants

Do you wish to study for a degree in Finnish in a university of applied sciences? Metropolia provides studies to prepare you for this. The courses are taught in Finnish.

Study opportunities and developing competence

Are you interested to study Finnish or to develop your field-specific competence? Metropolia offers you a wide range of options from individual courses to tailored programmes and full degrees.

Tips for information search

A lot of information is available to support you in finding your path in Finland. We have collected some tips and links for you on where to get started with your search on professional qualifications, studies, employment, entrepreneurship and learning Finnish.

Submitted on 18.3.2021 - 08:53