DUUNIKOUTSI in English
Duunikoutsi app includes everything a young person might need to know about working life: job hunting tips, a step-by-step guide to the job application process, tools to practice for a job interview, encouraging quizzes, ground rules for working life and inspiring videos. Additionally, Duunikoutsi’s Skill Profile creates a pre-filled skill-based CV for the young person. You can find Duunikoutsi at www.duunikoutsi.fi or you can download a mobile app from the app store.
Duunikoutsi is a free of charge mobile app aimed at young people aged 13 to 25. The content of the app is best suited for young people applying for a TET period placement, summer job or an internship, or a job after finishing their studies.
With the help of Duunikoutsi, the young person learns how to recognize their own strengths and present their own skills. By completing Duunikoutsi’s challenges, the young person accumulates all the necessary information that helps them be more ready to enter the working life.
Duunikoutsi helps and gives guidance in:
- Finding a TET period placement and first job opportunities
- Accumulating working life skills
- Writing a job application and preparing for a job interview
- Self-awareness and recognizing your own strengths
- Accessing up-to-date work life information
- Career planning and finding your own path
The app is available in Finnish, English and Swedish. Additionally the app has versions that combine Arabic, Russian and Somali with plain Finnish.
Give Duunikoutsi a go!
Duunikoutsi includes everything you need to know about working life: job hunting tips, a step-by-step guide to the job application process, tools to practice for a job interview, encouraging quizzes, ground rules for working life and inspiring videos.
Use the web app or download a free of charge mobile app
How to use Duunikoutsi
To professionals working with young people
Digital coaching service improves adolescents’ working-life skills
Junior Achievement (JA) Finland has embarked on a joint project with the City of Turku in the autumn of 2021 to support young people in finding employment in Southwest Finland. The project is built around the existing Duunikoutsi app and the purpose of the project is to develop a new digital app-based coaching service to improve young people’s working-life skills.
The project is funded as a part of the European Union’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The project, which completes on 31.8.2023, is funded by the European Social Fund granted by the ELY centre, and AKKE funding granted by the Regional Council of Southwest Finland.
The project is targeted at upper secondary education and higher education students, young people who are unemployed or outside the labour force, immigrants and young people in the need of special assistance who are residing in the Turku and Southwest Finland region.
New language versions of the app will be introduced that will service young people with immigrant backgrounds. The goal is to teach working life vocabulary and the meaning of work to the young people.
The goal of the project is to provide proactive working life coaching for young people that prevents social exclusion, and to bring a digital working-life coaching service to the Duunikoutsi app. As a more widespread goal, the project aims to provide young people, guidance and counselling professionals, and teachers with up-to-date and accurate information on working life, skills needed in working life and tools supporting working life skills.
The app has been developed by Junior Achievement (JA) Finland in collaboration with The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) and Ministry of Education and Culture (OKM). The software development is done by software company Sarkain. In 2020, Duunikoutsi was selected as the best digital learning solution in an eEemeli annual quality competition organised by the Association of Finnish eLearning Centre!
Duunikoutsi development projects
Feedback from Duunikoutsi
I like the app. It’s easy to use. Both, for the adult and the young person.Basic education guidance counsellor
I find the content of the Duunikoutsi app diverse and it gives a lot of opportunities for the young person to consider their skills and areas of improvement. Additionally, it provides good information on different sectors and the requirements of working life. The app provides an easy way to reflect on these different things.Youth worker
Duunikoutsi helps you find different sides of yourself and understand what kind of job would be suitable just for you. Thanks for that!9th grade student