Work at the Prime Minister’s Office

The Prime Minister’s Office has some 600 employees, 58 per cent of whom are women and 42 per cent men. The Prime Minister’s Office consists of five departments: the EU Affairs Department, the Ownership Steering Department, the Communications Department, the Strategy Department and the Administration Department. The office also has four separate units: the Session Unit, the Preparedness Unit, the Human Resources Unit and the Finance Unit.

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

Most employees in expert positions have a higher university degree. Typical academic degrees include master’s 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 the translation of acts and decrees, topical translations, interpretation or terminology work.

The Prime Minister’s Office also offers a variety of career and job opportunities in the field of information management, IT and information systems, for example in duties relating to electronic services and case management. The office 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 the competence and wellbeing of the personnel, issues that are of key importance in all operations and in planning them ahead. The Prime Minister’s Office aims to create an atmosphere in which know-how is valued and shared and work is organised in a way that allows individuals and groups to learn.