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Training and careers

The Defence Forces is a notable public employer in Finland. Our 12 000 employees work in various occupations around Finland.

We employ into military positions and civilian positions. Our education and training system gives salaried personnel a great basis for their know-how. They are also encouraged to competence development and applying for even more demanding tasks in the Defence Forces. All employees are required to be Finnish citizens.

National Defence University is responsible for recruiting new officers. General conscription is the foundation of the recruitment. Finnish citizenship is required for applying to military service and National Defence University.

We participate also in military crisis management to secure or restore international peace and security. Therefore, our professionals have several options for working abroad.