Children and Youth Foundation Launches Online Service to Enhance Work Experience Opportunities for Young Job Seekers

Children and Youth Foundation Launches Online Service to Enhance Work Experience Opportunities for Young Job Seekers

(IN BRIEF) The Children and Youth Foundation has introduced the online service to streamline and equalize the process for young people applying for TET (introduction to work life) opportunities. This service currently includes 500 TET positions in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Tampere, Turku, and Imatra. Alongside job listings, the platform offers resources for young people to enhance their working life skills. Developed in collaboration with Alma Media and Jobly, the service aims to support 30,000 young job seekers by 2025 and ultimately broaden its national reach. The platform’s comprehensive approach includes aiding teachers and employers, making the TET experience more equitable.

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 1-Sep-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — The new site offers diverse information about working life and an opportunity to learn working life skills. The online service has been developed since last year in close cooperation with young people, educational institutions, and employers. The development work continues, and the goal is that by 2025 the website will serve 30,000 young people who are searching for a TET job, and even more in the future. In total, 125,000 young people complete the TET period each year.

“TET is a Finnish innovation with a lot of development potential. It is important for us to keep TET on board with the rapidly changing working life. The new service will respond to the challenges of changing working life, and as a result, the opportunities for young people to get acquainted with working life will be diversified and increased, says Heidi Harju, Programme Manager at, The Children and Youth Foundation.

Since is an online service, special expertise was needed to implement it.’s search function of open positions is being developed in cooperation with Alma Media and job portal Jobly.

“It was especially important for us to be involved in building and developing the service so that all schoolchildren, i.e. future job seekers, have equal and versatile opportunities to get to know the working life. We hope that other companies will join us to offer TET positions and to support young people’s working life, encourages Annika Ruola, Marketing Director from Jobly, which is part of the Alma Media Group.

Going forward, the service aims to serve TET job seekers and employers nationwide also offers support to teachers and employers in the TET arrangements in the form of ready-made materials, weekly schedules and project tasks. The service will make TET more equal and the goal is that within a couple of years will serve young people and employers nationwide.

“There is a huge need for service in schools and corporate life! The service will make it easier for our school by not having to worry about every young person finding a TET place. In addition to the fact that the service offers young people more opportunities to carry out rewarding introduction to work life periods, the companies offer a wonderful opportunity to inspire and engage young people in different fields”, says Mari Nilsen, study counselor who has participated in the development of with her students.

A number of companies have offered TET places to young people already in the development phase of the service. These companies include well-known Finnish companies such as Restel, Orion, Deloitte, Stora Enso, HKScan and Technopolis.

“In addition to the Helsinki metropolitan area TET positions will be offered in the Tampere, Turku and Imatra regions in this first phase of the launch. We specifically invite companies and employers in these regions to offer TET positions through our service. We hope that many companies will open their doors to young people and want to be involved in making learning about working life even more rewarding for young people,” Harju says.

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Alma Media in brief

Alma Media is an international company of digital media, marketplaces and services with a strong capacity for renewal. We inspire human curiosity and choice by creating services that combine technology and content with a local heart. In Finland, our best-known brands include Kauppalehti, Talouselämä, Iltalehti, Jobly,, Nettiauto and Nettimoto. Our recruitment services include and in the Czech Republic, in Slovakia and in Croatia.

In Finland, our business operations include leading housing and automotive marketplaces, financial and professional media, national consumer media and content and data services for businesses and professionals. Alma Media’s international business in Eastern Central Europe, Sweden and the Baltic countries consists of recruitment services and an online marketplace for commercial properties.

Alma Media operates in 11 countries in Europe and employs approximately 1,700 professionals. Alma Media’s revenue from continuing operations was EUR 309 million in 2022 of which the share of digital business was 81%. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Read more at

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Media Contact:

Heidi Harju
Programme Manager,
The Children and Youth Foundation
Tel. +358 50 428 2031

Taina Tyrväinen
Communications Manager
The Children and Youth Foundation
Tel. +358 44 551 1790

SOURCE: Alma Media Corporation

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