Prime Minister's Office as a workplace

The Prime Minister’s Office has some 550 employees, 56% of which are women and 44% men. The Prime Minister's Office comprises four departments: the Government EU Affairs Department, the Government Ownership Steering Department, the Government Communications Department and the Government Administration Department.  It also has three units outside these departments: the Government Session Unit, the Government Policy Analysis Unit and the Government External Economic Relations Unit.

Jobs at the Prime Minister's Office include expert tasks relating to the coordination of EU affairs in Finland, government communications, state ownership steering, drafting and translating legislation and the development of ministries' administrative and service functions.

Most employees in expert positions have a higher university degree. Typical academic degrees include masters degrees in social sciences, economics and business administration, arts, and laws.  Common job titles include Senior Adviser, Senior Specialist, Ministerial Adviser, Translator and Communications Specialist.

Because the Prime Minister's Office provides coordinated language services for the entire government, it is a significant employer for experts in translation, terminology and other language services. Related duties may include law translations, topical translations, interpretation or terminology work.  

The PMO also offers a variety of career and job opportunities in the field of information management, ICT and information systems, for example in duties relating to e-government and document management services. The PMO also needs HR and financial administration professionals in various tasks.

The Prime Minister's Office is responsible for premises used by the government together with their security and in-house services. It is also charged with transport services for all ministers and ministries' top management.

Effective performance of duties is based on competence and well-being of the personnel, issues which are of key importance in all operations and in planning them ahead. The PMO aims to create an atmosphere in which know-how is valued and shared and work organised in a way that allows individuals and groups to learn.

As a rule, vacancies at the Prime Minister's Office are announced through the Heli employment search service at