The Co-operation runs smoothly in Ostrobothnia!

Josefin Anderssén and Emelie Peltonen, junior consultants at A-zeta Consulting, have an optimistic outlook on recruitment within the industry in Ostrobothnia. Even though the lack of specialist knowledge is more and more noticeable.

  • A co-operation exists between the vocational institutes, universities of applied sciences, universities and organizations within the industry in Ostrobothnia. The co-operation is a good one as the education matches the needs of the organizations. There are good contacts and networks in place between the parties so that practical experience and theoretical knowledge can be obtained, says Anderssén.


  • Therefore, we see a balance between supply and demand of competences within the area. There is a possibility of educating yourself to the level of a generalist or a specialist within the technical area, and training is continuously provided. Co-operation amongst the companies is a good thing, as this means they can complete each other with different services and competences, says Peltonen.


They both point out that there is a strong tradition of taking pride in your work and Ostrobothnia which is clearly reflected, as well as a will to create synergy within the area.


Do you see a lack in workforce today?


  • The most prominent lack of workforce exists within the specialist knowledge within a few given areas, for example electronics or IT. This is due to the lack of specialised education, as well as there being noticeably fewer competent individuals in general. Within recruiting we often focus on finding these people with the specialist knowledge instead of evaluating a vast number of candidates.