Orion's Phase1 is a Summer trainee Program that offers students for example in the fields of natural sciences, pharmacy, technology and economics possibilities to show their talent in an international pharmaceutical company. The application period of Phase1 Trainee positions for 2020 has closed. Unfortunately it is currently not possible to submit open applications to us.

Phase1 Summer Trainee Program

Would you like to spend your summer working for example in a laboratory, research & development, with statistics or in the HR department?

One of the best parts of the Phase1 program is the diverse job possibilities and challenging tasks - of course not forgetting the great colleagues. The candidates selected to the Phase1 program have the chance to build well-being with us for the whole summer and get to know what we do at Orion. We will make sure that everyone gets a proper introduction to the job and we will also offer networking possiblities with the Phase1 colleagues in events organized throughout the summer.

The application period of Phase1 Trainee positions for 2020 has closed and the summer workers have been selected. Also, the open application for the summer job has now been closed. Thank you for your interest towards Orion! Unfortunately we are not able to answer to inquiries concerning the trainee and summer job positions. The application period for Phase 1 trainee positions 2021 will be opened in January 2021. Stay tuned!

Orion is part of the Responsible Summer Job 2020 -campaign (Vastuullinen kesäduuni 2020 -kampanja).

What have the former Phase1 Summer Trainees said about the program?

  • Content of work was challenging and interesting.
  • Working atmosphere at Orion was excellent.
  • On-boarding was well planned.
  • Organized events were a good way to network with other trainees.

Phase1 summer job story 2019

”I am Fan, 2nd year master student in Translational Medicine at University of Helsinki. During summer 2019, I worked as a SAS programmer in Biostatistics and Modelling team in R&D in Orion. My task mainly involved in programming data sets according to SEND data standards and visualising non-clinical data. 

This is my first work experience in a Finnish company. I must say I really enjoy working here in Orion. I enjoyed every lunch talk, crazy laugh from coffee room, and of course, every battle on the tennis court with other Orion fellows. At work, I was given enough time to learn new tools and my supervisor and workmates offered me help and guidance whenever I needed.

I also appreciate Orion offers Phase1 summer workers a platform, such as lectures, talks, trainings, mentoring program, factory visit and so on,  to learn about the pharmaceutical business and to build network. Overall, I strongly recommend you to apply to work in this Finnish company with an international mind. ”

−Fan, Phase1 Summer Job 2019

Student visits and recruitment events

We organize student visits to Orion yearly and we wish to be contacted one month in advance in order to possibly organize the event.

Orion will take part of several career and recruitment events between January and February 2020. Specialists from different departments of Orion are available depending on the target group of the event. As well specialists from HR are available during the whole event. HR is willing to respond to inquiries concerning the recruitment process and the Phase1- trainee program.
Orion participated in these recruitment events in 2020. We were at:
14.1.2020 Contact Expo, Turku School of Economics
16.1.2020 Summer Job Day, Aalto University
23.1.2020 Contact Forum, Helsinki messukeskus
24.1.2020 Asinda Kemiteknik, Turku Åbo Akademi
28.1.2020 Kemia & Kone: Kesätyöpäivä, ICT-City
4.2.2020 Tekniikan yritystori, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Orion participated in two recruitment events last Autumn 2019. We were at:
CHEM career forum, Dipoli, Aalto University, 16th December
Aalto Talent Expo, Otahalli Espoo,

Orion takes part of the Vastuullinen kesäduuni 2020 -campaign.


Orion is a partner in cooperation of Yrityskylä Espoo for the elementary school students:

"Opin Orionissa esim. mitä lääkkeitä Orion valmistaa ja minkälaisia tutkimuksia siellä tehdään.