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 2021 has ended. Some other summer work positions may open during the spring. 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.

Our trainee program is paid and we offer 30-50 trainee positions every year. Trainee program is about 3-4 months long between May and September.

Please follow this site for information about summer 2021 trainee program.

Trainee application period for 2021

The application period for summer 2021:

  • application period 4.-31.1.2021
  • video interviews week 7
  • face to face interviews week 10
  • Decisions week 11

Please notice that the plan for the application period is suggestive and there might be some changes.

We inform all applicants at the latest after the decisions have been made.

Unfortunately we are not able to answer specific questions regarding the positions. But you can send common questions regarding the trainee program itself to email address:

Experiences from Phase1-trainees

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.
  • 4.75/5 "I think that Orion is an interesting employer in the future as well." (Employee image survey, Phase1-trainees 2020)

You can also find former trainee experiences on Orion's Instagram account orion_finland.

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 takes part of several career and recruitment events. 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 will participated in following recruitment events in 2021:
27.-28.1. Contact Forum, virtual event

Orion takes part of the Responsible summer job (Vastuullinen kesäduuni) 2021 -campaign.


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

"I learnt during working at Orion for example which medicines are produced and what kind of research is made at Orion."