Work and studies

Emerging growth provides more and more work and prosperity as well as great opportunities to strengthen existing companies and create new business. There are already plenty of study paths available and they are continuously being developed.

Skilled workforce wanted

Raahe, the second largest city in Northern Ostrobothnia, was established nearly 375 years ago as an international port city and continues to operate as such. Brahestad, founded by Per Brahe the Younger in 1649, later developed into a significant hub of ports, schools and industry.

Today, our industrial structure relies heavily on industry, which is becoming exceptional in Finland. There are also plenty of jobs in social welfare and health care as well as in trade and administrative and support services.

The area offers interesting positions for teachers, doctors, nurses, experts, graduates of engineering and financial professionals as well as machinists, electricians, builders and sales staff. And for many other professionals as well!

The energy sector’s green transition stimulating development

Raahe is currently undergoing a period of profound development, which will bring completely new opportunities for business life. Raahe's appeal as a city of green industry, entrepreneurship and tourism is growing. Retail and leisure services will also need more skilled employees in the next few years.

Our workplace self-sufficiency is excellent. This means that Raahe has more jobs than employees. The largest employers are the SSAB Raahe steel factory and the Wellbeing Services County of North Ostrobothnia Pohde and the City of Raahe

The city is also able to provide a wonderful setting and expert Business Services for new entrepreneurs.

“Now is the perfect time to establish a business in Raahe!”

Safe schooling in Raahe

Our city guarantees a healthy school for every child. Investments worth tens of millions of euros are being made in new premises. The Antinkangas community centre opened in 2018 is a great example of modern schooling environment which takes learning and use of space to a whole new level. After comprehensive school, places in upper secondary education are available at the upper secondary school and the Brahe Education Centre (Raahe Municipal Education and Training Consortium). Higher academic degrees can be pursued in construction and mechanical engineering, parts of degrees at the open university and open path studies in the game industry.

Learning new skills

At the Raahe Adult Education Centre, you can learn many skills either for your own pleasure or to develop your professional expertise. Courses of various duration are available for both children and adults. Basic education in the arts is also organised by the Raahe Adult Education Centre. At the Music School, it is possible to pursue either a basic or college level degree.

Factory barrels behind the sea.
Raahe steelworks SSAB. Photo: Saara Böök.