What is A Responsible Summer Job?

A Responsible Summer Job is a campaign done in cooperation with T-Media, the Economic Information Office, Telia, Nokia, Destia,
S Group, Opteam, Varma and Oikotie Työpaikat, which challenges employers to offer better and more summer jobs to 14-29 year old youth.

Employers taking part in the campaign commit to the six principles of a good summer job, ensuring a good engagement for both the employee and their employer.

For employers – summer jobs are a unique opportunity to make good first impressions on future employees. By acting responsibly with summer jobs, the employer can guarantee its own appeal as the competition for knowledgeable manpower increases.

The general public also expects responsible actions from employers. A Responsible Summer Job is a chance for employers to be responsible for our youth and to be public about it.

For youth – the logo of the Responsible Summer Job campaign is a promise of a successful summer job experience. A Responsible Summer Job helps youth make their own money, but also develops essential skills and generates a positive outlook on future working life.



Fees for participating in the campaign are 20 € + tax for micro-entrepreneurs (under 10 employees), 200 € + tax for small and medium-sized businesses (under 250 employees) and municipal employers, 400 € + tax for large businesses (over 250 employees.)



Management of the Responsible Summer Job campaign was in 2015 transferred from the Finnish Children and Youth Foundation to the Economic Information Office and T-Media. In 2016 the campaign had an unprecedented amount of participants, with 327 employers involved. Collectively they generated more than 50.000 responsible summer jobs.

Each year the Responsible Summer Job campaign has a prestigious patron. In 2017 the patron will be the CEO of Perheyritysten liitto, Leena Mörttinen. In 2016 the patron was the CEO of the insurance company Ilmarinen, Timo Ritakallio and in 2015 the patron was the CEO of Helkama Emotor, Satu Helkama.

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Contact Information


Päivi Salminen-Kultanen
Business Director
+358 440 727 9717