Engineering work in Finland

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martinsloan
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Engineering work in Finland

Post by martinsloan » Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:39 pm

Hi,
I've just been directed to this site, which seems full of useful information and helpful people.
I'm from Ireland and am moving to Finland with my fiance ( finnish) in August. I have a primary degree in engeering and 16 years experience (6 years design 10 years construction management). We would like to settle in Tampere but are willing to look at other locations.
Judging by the various other "job" mails it doesn't look too hopeful for getting work with out being fluent in Finnish, (my finnish is very basic e.g. "minulla on erittäin vähän suomea"
Any advise? I will continue to study and practise finnish.
regards
Martin


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Post by neil » Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:16 pm

Hi Martin,

Welcome to .. The work issue, mmm....

*Personally* I would suggest moving to Helsinki if you come here are a job seeker because it is where most of opportunities are.

Otherwise, go where the job is (if you are lucky enough to get one before you leave Ireland) but I would say your chances for that one are slim no matter what your background or experience is.

Good luck and let us know how you get on...
Neil

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