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Perfect! We're looking for the rough diamonds, experts in the making. We always aim to hire the best potential out there. Scroll down to learn more about our trainee positions and what it's like to work at Reaktor.

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Reakor Trainees 2022
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Get to know some of our previous trainees

"On my first days, I had butterflies (the good kind) on how I would be able to contribute. However, I quickly noticed that I was not just a developer trainee but a full-fledged consultant working side by side with my senior colleagues."

Say hello to Henna. She is one of our Software Developers who joined Reaktor as a summer trainee in 2021.

"You just need to have an open mind, readiness to learn and the courage to voice out what you’d wish to do. The Reaktor community will help you take on any challenges.”

Say hello to Jiro. He is one of our software developers who joined Reaktor as a trainee in 2021.

“The recruitment process might seem intimidating, but the people involved are really rooting for you to succeed. My tips for applying: Focus on what you do best and guide the conversations to topics that feel most comfortable to you."

Say hello to Samuel. He is one of our software developers who joined Reaktor as a trainee in early 2021.

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FAQ

Didn’t find an answer? Drop us a line at trainees@reaktor.com

As a trainee, why should I apply to Reaktor?

That’s a good question! There can be different answers regarding who’s asking. However, we’re proud to say that as a trainee at Reaktor, you get to work on meaningful projects in which you can learn and develop your substance skills while working with some of the most experienced experts in the field. In addition to seasoned colleagues, we have a broad range of interesting client projects that might offer you a home for the spring, summer, or fall. Our previous trainees have worked on projects. e.g. for adidas, YLE, Finavia, and Aava.

P.S. If you’d like to get tips for landing a trainee job at Reaktor, check out our Github.

Do I need to speak Finnish to land a trainee position at Reaktor?

Not necessarily! Due to our current project portfolio, fluency in Finnish is a plus. However, in some cases, an English-only developer with good programming skills can easily land a job. As to designers trainee, it is a bit harder for us to offer projects in English but we hope that wouldn’t prevent anyone from applying. We’re evaluating the situation always case by case and looking into every candidate’s profile as a whole and not solely focusing on language skills. 

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What kind of tasks do your trainees do?

As a developer or a design trainee, you’ll work in one of our client projects as an equal member of the Reaktor team. Yes, you’ll be designing and coding actual stuff pretty quickly. We don’t expect you to know everything though; you can always reach out to a more senior team member for advice.  

You’ll usually work in one client project at a time, and your tasks will most likely vary depending on the project you’re working on. In addition to your Reaktor team, you will also work closely with the client(s), putting your excellent communication skills to use.

Are your trainees getting paid?

Yes, absolutely! We’re following the salary recommendations given out by TEK when determining our trainees’ starting salaries. Previous work and/or other relevant experience are also taken into consideration and they can positively affect the starting salary. 

Are you hiring trainees in your offices outside Helsinki?

For the fall 2022 trainee positions, we only looked for candidates for the HQ in Helsinki. For the upcoming trainee positions, we’ll update all info on this page – soon!

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I’m under 18 years old. Can I apply for a trainee position?

Unfortunately, not yet. Currently, we employ trainees over 18 years old only. However, we encourage you to keep on honing your programming or designing skills and apply once you’re a bit older. Until then, you might want to check out our tips for learning. 

I’m not a developer nor a designer. Can I still apply for a trainee position at Reaktor?

Sadly, we’re usually able to offer trainee positions only for software developers and digital designers. However, we are constantly keen on getting to know new talents. If you’re looking for something else than a developer/designer job, you can check out reaktor.com/careers.