HI THERE, WELCOME TO FINLAND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SITE!
Finland Young Professionals (FYP) is an independent and nonprofit association connecting young professional networks from different large enterprises and organizations, based in Helsinki metropolitan area. There are 23 networks part of FYP. FYP organizes professional events annually and several events just for fun. We in FYP believe in the power of building seamless network relations. We are an active community where young professionals can network, create and share ideas, socialize, develop their professional skills and capabilities. FYP events gather usually 30-500 participants depending of the nature of an event. See our events to find more information.
Being part of FYP ensures diverse possibilities for networking or sponsoring and reaching young professionals from different business backgrounds.
HOW DO WE OPERATE?
FYP has been established in 2011 and the number of member networks has grown each year.
FYP is run by board and FYP network leaders. Board is accountable for planning future activities and running administrative tasks. FYP network leaders are responsible of participating in organizing FYP activities together with board as well as handling the communication between FYP and their network. All active networks have their representative at FYP network leaders.
In order to take part of FYP activities, please contact your company’s young professionals network representative.
STORY BEHIND FYP
Finland Young Professionals network has been founded in spring 2011. The idea about the network came when IBM and KONE young network leaders had a common event and wanted to have wider network of young talents. Laura Lindsberg (née Savolainen), who was IBM network leader that day, contacted other network leaders she knew and organized a first meeting on 23.3.2011.
The meeting was held at Old YO-house and there were participants from IBM, KONE, Nordea, SOK, Nokia, Tieto and VTT networks. This group decided to form Finland Young Professionals network and have a first unofficial event in Kaivopuisto. The event was a picnic in the beginning of the summer and it was a great success. Over 200 interested networkers attended the event and this was a sign to continue to have more organized events for young professionals.
The next event was a cruise in autumn and this event has been organized every year. Since that time FYP has organized events for people willing to meet other talented people. First events were simply organized but as more networks joined FYP, there was a need for more structural way of working. Then FYP board was formed as well as FYP core group which includes leaders from company networks. FYP network continued to grow and in 2013 FYP organization was registered to PRH.