Laurea as an Employer
Laurea is a university of applied sciences that produces new competence, provides working life oriented education, and promotes regional development and R&D activities following the operating model of Learning by Developing (LbD). Laurea is a limited company with a turnover of some EUR 50 million and 500 employees. There are nearly 8,000 students at Laurea. The students are at the centre in Laurea – they exert influence and participate in developing Laurea's operations together with the staff.
At Laurea, employees have a possibility of actively influencing their job descriptions and developing their skills. Staff training is a key element in all efforts to develop Laurea's operations. The employees are given encouragement and incentives for maintaining, developing and renewing their vocational skills.
Laurea offers its staff versatile benefits and looks after the wellbeing of its employees in different life situations. Laurea works closely with occupational health care services and supports the staff's recreational activities. Laurea's operations are based on jointly agreed values and ethical guidelines, which were drawn up in a participatory process involving the entire staff. The purpose of the ethical guidelines is to support the implementation of responsibility in the form of everyday actions based on Laurea values.