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1.12.2020

Centria received the Great Place to Work certificate

Centria University of Applied Sciences has received a Great Place to Work certificate in the research of the best workplaces in Finland on 1.12.2020. Great Place to Work researches how the employees feel and help organizations to acknowledge their strengths and targets for development. Centria UAS took part in the research for the third time and has now reached the certification. The certification is internationally acknowledged for great employee experience and building a good workplace. This certificate is valid one year after the admitting.

- This certificate is proof of our whole organization’s efforts to develop our workplace. I’m extremely happy it worked, says the CEO and rector of Centria UAS Kari Ristimäki.

People are Centria’s most valued resource. Centria believes in a caring atmosphere that is based on knowledge and trust. This is why our personnel evaluated their workplace so highly.

- According to the strategy, Centria has developed flexible work possibilities as well as has invested in employees’ benefits, preventive workability leading, and wide well-being services. As an indication of these matters, the number of illness absences has reduced significantly within the last two years, tell the HR Manager Jouko Mäki-Korvela.

Amongst the personnel's well-being, Centria has also increased the number of personnel. When Centria participated in the Great Place to Work research for the first time in 2018, we had 295 employees. In 2021 we will have 320 employees, continues Kari Ristimäki.

- The degree objectives have increased. We also have more and more international students. As a result of our developing operations, we have a financial possibility to answer the need for a new workforce. When the Covid-19 pandemic eventually ends, Finland and Centria’s operation area will be lifted with the know-how. We want to do our part to help the recovery.

Great Place to Work certificate is a global and international prise. The research method has been in use for over 30 years. The research methodology is based on scientific researches and it has been developed in cooperation with Harvard University among others.

Further information:


rector, CEO Kari Ristimäki, tel. +358 44 725 0310

HR manager Jouko Mäki-Korvela, tel. +358 44 725 0302

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