Photonics Top Expert 2023

Application period has ended.

The aim of the training is to find jobseekers with an expert profile and a university or applied sciences degree and to train them in photonics and high-tech industry, which is growing and suffering from a shortage of experts.

Photonics Top Expert application process for training and the recruitment of trainees are carried out in co-operation with ELY Centre and TE Services. The training’s partner companies will be published later, but talents from all over Finland can participate in the implementation.

The training has already been organized 10 times: more than 83% of those who have completed the training are currently employed (most of them at their former internship)!


Training content


Kasve’s experienced experts and trainers are handling the implementation of the Photonics Top Expert. The training includes an on-the-job training period (80 days) in a partner company, personal sparring and coaching (8 hours), a development task assignment and group training related to special expertise in the field of technology (8 days). The employer partner is responsible for introducing the company’s operating culture and on-the-job learning during the internship, and participates in the supervision of the jointly agreed development task. The content of the training is tailored to the needs of the employer’s partners and experts around the following themes, and the themes are delved into needs-based sparring related to the development task:

  1. Industry competence and working life: requirements, trends and future of photonics, optics and technology industry, working life skills, competence development and expert communication.
  2. International business expertise and sales: Market identification and access, international trade, business development and sales, marketing and communications, distributor networks, earning logics, pricing, financing opportunities and contract matters.
  3. Product development and project expertise: innovation, product development, productization, product manager responsibilities, product lifecycle, sales and marketing support, product development and production processes, software development, resourcing and project management.
  4. Quality and risk management: quality management and regulations, quality systems, risk management, business strategy, environment, occupational safety, responsibility and identification of competitive advantage.


Training schedule and implementation


Photonics Top Expert training schedule is 27.6.-16.10.2023, duration 80 working days, including training days (56 hours) and on-the-job training in the company.

If needed, Kasve implements the training section remotely or in hybrid model (Zoom) and in English. The possibility of remote implementation of on-the-job learning is explained in the job descriptions. The training contact persons are also happy to provide additional information!

Application criteria for Recruitment Training

The applicant must be unemployed, at risk of unemployment or working part-time. If necessary, contact the TE services to find out whether you fulfil the application criteria. Applicants must have a higher education degree (from university or applied sciences) or a sufficient amount of other work experience from a field such as:

  • Photonics, optics, measurement tech sector
  • Technical or industrial sector
  • Technology sector
  • Software engineering / ICT sector
  • Business & commercial sector
  • Research and laboratory sector

Partner companies and job descriptions

Note! Job descriptions will be updated during the application period.

Detection Technology is looking for a Testing Technician. Detection Technology, established in 1991, providing X-ray imaging products for medical, security and industrial applications globally. As a Testing Technician you are part of the testing team responsible for testing and validation of X-ray sensors and cameras. Your key task is to perform testing and troubleshooting of electronic assemblies, components, and electromechanical assemblies on production and/or product development phase. In addition, you prepare technical reports to highlight solutions to identified technical problems. Your job description can be shaped according to your skills and interests. We hope you have a suitable higher education degree ( BSc, MSc.) and previous experience in electronics manufacturing or research and development environments. You will need skills to assemble and disassemble electronic devices with hand tools and an ability to interpret design documents. S2 qualification is an advantage. As a Testing Technician you will need both Finnish and English skills. We appreciate good team work skills and positive attitude – without forgetting a sense of humor! We offer you an interesting job task as part of our multinational team. In addition to Finland, we operate in China, France, and the USA. Your workstation will be located at our office in Oulu. Apply now and join us to do work that matters!

ElFys is looking for a quality assurance professional to join its team. ElFys, founded in 2017, is a company focused on light detector technology. It’s patented technology is able to capture all rays of light. Elfys designs, develops and produces customized light detectors for the needs of healthcare and security fields. As a quality manager, you are responsible for the maintenance and development of ElFys’ management system. considering customer requirements, quality management systems and standards. You work closely in the customer and supplier interface with a developing approach and managae the requirements of project work and even take on the role of project manager if necessary. To be able to succeed in the role you will need a suitable higher education in, for example photonics. Also basic knowledge of semiconductor technology is needed. We value previous experience with quality and QMS and working in the customer interface. You will need good communication skills both in Finnish and in English, and an ability to work with different kinds of people and lead them. Other language skills, for example German and French are advantages, but not necessary. Systematic approach to work and pressure tolerance support your work as a project expert. We offer you an interesting job with top professionals. Our office is located in Espoo and you can do hybrid-work, as well. We are eager to hear more about you, so apply soon and let’s talk more!

Gasmet Technologies is looking for a Product Development Expert to join the research and development team. Gasmet Technologies is a Finnish technology group founded in 1990 that designs and manufactures world-class gas analysis and emission monitoring systems. It’s offices are located in six different countries and they currently employ around 130 employees. As a Product Development Expert you are part of a team of our high-tech engineers. You are responsible for optics studies and modeling and will also produce documentation and reports. We hope you have a suitable higher education degree (e.g. physics, photonics, optics) and good mathematical skills. Experience in spectroscopy or in the field of electronics or mechanics is an advantage. You can gain work experience with us, so you can be at the beginning of your career. To be able to succeed in this role you will need good technical and social skills and both systematic and accurate approach to work. We hope you enjoy solving problems, you thrive in teamwork and know how to ask for help from colleagues if needed. The working language of the team is English, so you will need good language skills. We offer you an interesting role, great opportunities to grow and a work community made of top-class experts. Your workstation will be located at our office in Vantaa, but you have the possibilities of hybrid-work as well. However, we hope we´ll meet at the office weekly. Apply now and join us to create a world of fewer emissions!

Led Future is looking for a Technical Sales Person to strengthen their team. Led Future, established in 2017, develops and produces UVC-LED disinfection devices and systems for different fields. As a technical sales person you will promote the sales of our disinfection devices and systems in Finland. You will serve customers in different channels and play a key role in defining needs and solutions. Contacting new, potential customers is also part of your role. We hope you have a technical background and an applicable degree of higher education in the field of, for example, electrics, electronics or photonics. In your work you will need good communication skills, ability to work independently and fluent finnish skills. Networks in the field and experience in using different systems are advantages. We appreciate a good attitude and possible marketing experience, as well. As a technical sales person your job may involve traveling, especially in Southern-Finland. We offer you an interesting job with our innovative solutions. Our office is located in Kuopio, but we do offer options for remote work as well. Apply now and join us to build a safer future!

Led Future is looking for a Product Manager to strengthen their team. Led Future, established in 2017, develops and produces UVC-LED disinfection devices and systems for different fields. As a product manager you work as a product owner of our wound care device. WCD-wound care device is a first-aid device for animals’ wound and skin infections. You will work closely with our product development and promote sales and international contacts of our business. We hope you have a suitable higher education degree from a technical field. In your work you will need good communication and team work skills, proactive attitude and ability to solve problems. We value project management skills and both experience and knowhow of sales and export business. To succeed in this role you will need good language skills, for example Finnish, English, Swedish and/or German skills. This job may occasionally include traveling as well. We offer you an interesting job with our innovative solutions. Our office is located in Kuopio, but we do offer options for remote work as well. Apply now and join us to build a safer future!

Oseir is looking for a R&D Specialist with experience in machine vision, optics, and R&D activities. Oseir, founded in 1999, develops special industrial cameras that measure thermal and cold coating processes and improve their quality. You will be working with measuring devices, in addition to versatile research and development tasks. To succeed in the task you need a suitable high education background in technical field, good skills in English and in Finnish, practicality and proactivity. You might have experience in system engineering both with the devices and the softwares (hardware & software). Experience in software development is also an advantage. We hope you are willing to travel. We are looking for a good match with an entrepreneur’s attitude and eagerness to take on new challenges to fulfill our team. Welcome to our innovative team at Oseir!

Pibond is looking for a micro&nano-optics designer. Pibond, founded in 2014, develops and manufactures unique materials for the manufacturing of microcircuits and optical components. As a micro & nano-optics designer, you will set up and develop optics’ modeling environment using modeling tools and Python. You will also carry out design, modeling, and optimization tasks for the metaoptical structures for a clean room manufacturing. We hope you already have experience from the field and a suitable higher education degree from e.g., in physics, electronics or computer sciences. You will need English language skills and understanding of fabrication, photonics and micro&nano-optics, as well. We value independent approach to work, problem solving attitude and good team work skills. The ability to perceive the big picture is also an advantage. We offer you a chance to work in a company that innovates state-of-the-art solutions for the future needs. Our office is located in Espoo, and we hope you can work at the office a couple days a week. We are waiting for your application already!

Picophotonics is looking for an optical R&D engineer. Picophotonics Ltd., founded in 2015, is a spin-off from Tampere University of Technology. The company develops and manufactures pulsed solid-state lasers for various measurement applications. As an optical R&D-engineer your task will be related to planning, testing and manufacturing. Job content can be modified according to your competence and interests. We expect you to have a suitable higher education degree (for example in photonics, optics, physics or engineering) and previous work experience. To be able to succeed in the task, you should have an understanding of lasers and their manufacturing. Project management skills and understanding of optics are advantages. You will need a calm and analytical approach to work. We appreciate precision and your desire to develop as a professional. Successful R&D engineer needs both: theoretical competence and concrete skills and competence: you are also able to use tweezers! We offer you a versatile role in a great work community where work is done in a good mood. Our modern work environment is in Rusko, Tampere. Tell us more about your competence, we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

See Through Solutions is looking for a R&D engineer. The start-up, established in 2022, manufactures and develops THz cameras based on low-temperature imaging for various security needs. As a R&D engineer, you will be responsible for practical development work on our devices. Your tasks will include the installation, integration, and testing of THz cameras. You will assemble prototypes of the devices and related software. When needed, you will also provide technical support in various customer projects. We require a higher education degree in a relevant field such as physics or electrical engineering. Experience in sensor technology is preferred. Experience in device manufacturing, optics design, or optical and/or RF measurements is also beneficial. Basic knowledge of Python is necessary for your work. We value flexibility, the ability to work independently, and an eagerness to learn new things. A positive start-up mindset is a strength. We offer an inspiring and challenging work environment in a technology start-up. The nature of our work requires working closely at our office in Espoo. We look forward to receiving your application!



Application period 3.-31.5.2023


The application process for training has two steps (NOTE! Both applications, one for TE and one for Kasve, are required):

  1. Fill the electronic application form for TE Services (choose one)Pohjois-Karjala TE-Services: TE-Services number for the training is 713929. 

    Uusimaa TE-Services: TE Services number for the training is
  1. Send application letter and CV for Kasve: by using the electronic form at the bottom of the page. Attach the CV and your open application (in pdf format) to the electronic form. Mark your name as the title of the application files. Describe your starting situation, skills, interests and development needs in a free-form application.


Application period & schedule for interviews


Application period starts: 3.5.2023
Application period ends: 31.5.2023
Pre-interviews: We will interview during the application period already and 5.6.2023 at the latest
Company interviews: 12.-15.6.2023
Selections: 19.6.2023
Training & on-job-learning: 27.6.-16.10.2023

More information 

Henna Heiskanen
Education Ambassador
+358 50 566 9405, available on 8.5. (14-16), 16.5. (14-16) and 29.5. (14-16)

NOTE! We ask kindly for your patience in responding to applications and regarding the selections. We process a large number of applications and respond to each applicant. Thank you for your understanding.

Info event

Photonics Top Expert training’s online information event will be held on Mon 29.5.2023 (14-14.30) via Zoom. Training service provider Kasve will be present to provide additional information and answer questions.


  • Welcome
  • Information about training and open jobs
  • Q&A and discussion

Welcome aboard!

In addition, online TE-Live info will be organized on Thursday 11.5. at 14. You can watch the TE-Live and the recording here.

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Contact us

Kirsi Marin

Training Services Manager

Henna Heiskanen

Education Ambassador