Frequently asked questions
Questions and answers
We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about the application system for open positions and the shipyard as a workplace. Click on a question to see the answer.
Questions about the application system
- Why do I have to create a user ID for the service?
- What kind of information is needed to fill in the application?
- Is it worth submitting an open application?
- What format should be used for the attachments?
- What is the maximum attachment size?
- How many attachments can I add to my application?
- How do I know that the application has been received?
- How long do you keep the applications?
- Can I change my application after it has been submitted? General questions
- Where can I find Meyer Turku’s open positions?
- How can I apply for a summer job?
- How can I apply for production jobs?
- What level of physical fitness is required in production positions?
- What language skills are needed at Meyer Turku?
- What kind of non-technical positions do you offer?
- What are the working hours at Meyer Turku?
- How do people get to the shipyard?
- Does the shipyard have a workplace restaurant?
1. Why do I have to create a user ID for the service?
You have to create a personal user ID when you apply for a job with us for the first time. You can log in to the service with the user ID, and then use the same application and the same files to apply for another job. You can also edit your application if necessary.
2. What kind of information is needed to fill in the application?
The questions are divided into three areas: basic information, competence and desired tasks, and additional information. You can move from one page of the application to another using the Next and Back functions. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. We also recommend that you submit a CV on the last page of the application form. Please note that the attachment must be in rtf or pdf format and the maximum size is 1 Mb.
3. Is it worth submitting an open application? Does anyone read them?
We also utilise open applications in our recruiting process. However, if you see a job that interests you in our list of open positions, we recommend that you apply directly for that job.
4. What format should be used for the attachments?
The attachments to an application must be in rtf or pdf format.
5. What is the maximum attachment size?
The maximum attachment size is 1 Mb
6. How many attachments can I add to my application?
You can only add one attachment. If you want to supplement your CV with, for example, your academic transcript or a reference you should combine the documents into a single document before attaching it to your application.
7. How do I know that the application has been received?
An automatic confirmation message will be sent to the e-mail address you provided within one day of submission. Make sure that you write your e-mail address correctly.
8. How long do you keep the applications?
We keep the applications for as long as necessary with regard to the recruiting process and as permitted by the legislation. We keep open applications for six months.
9. Can I change my application after it has been submitted?
You can edit your application at any time before the application period ends. Log in with your user ID and password.
10. Where can I find Meyer Turku’s open positions?
All our open positions are posted on this website. We also advertise open positions in newspapers and trade journals, on recruiting websites (mol.fi, monster.fi) and in social media channels.
11. How can I apply for a summer job?
We open the summer job application process in January-February, and we try to make the selections during April-May at the latest.
12. How can I apply for production jobs, such as welder?
Our own Shipbuilding School’s recruitment training is our primary recruiting channel for production jobs. The training is provided in Finnish, so Finnish language skills are a requirement.
13. What level of physical fitness is required in production positions?
Good health is a requirement during the recruitment course and at work. Illnesses that can cause sudden and unexpected drops in consciousness or a possible loss of balance are risk factors in shipyard work. Such illnesses include diabetes, epilepsy and Meniere’s disease. Working at the shipyard also requires good musculoskeletal condition and continuous maintenance of it.
Even when using protection, employees are exposed to air impurities when working at the shipyard. Exposure to chemicals and dust also occurs via the skin. As a result, respiratory diseases, allergies and atopy can prevent a person from working at the shipyard.
When joining the company, employees must commit to doing shift work when necessary. As a result, an applicant may not have any illnesses that worsen because of changes in daily sleep routines or irregular mealtimes. Such illnesses include difficult sleep disturbances and inflammatory bowel diseases.
14. What language skills are needed at Meyer Turku?
In order to ensure occupational safety, we require all our employees to have a basic knowledge of the Finnish language. Although in some positions, like in design positions, Finnish language skills are not necessary. Ask for more detailed information on language requirements from the recruiting supervisor (contact information provided in the description).
15. What kind of non-technical positions do you offer?
The main focus in our jobs is on the technical side, but we also employ a limited number of experts in other fields. Non-technical jobs can be found in financial and HR administration and legal services.
16. What are the working hours at Meyer Turku?
Production mainly uses a two-shift model according to the 40-hour work week. There is no shift work in other positions, and the weekly working hours are usually 37.5 or 40 hours.
17. How do people get to the shipyard?
Turku Region Traffic’s buses come right to the shipyard gate on a regular basis according to our work shifts.
18. Does the shipyard have a workplace restaurant?
We currently have two workplace restaurants, one of which is also open for people working the evening shift. You can also store and heat up your own food in our break rooms.