IMPACT Training

Maria Santto
Kuvaaja: Maria Santto
"Finnish doctor Eila Rooseli and nurse Jaana Ihalainen inspect a patient. Cherso refugee camp. "
Apply to the IMPACT course
 
To become a Finnish Red Cross aid worker (delegate) and join our delegate reserve, you need to apply to the IMPACT course. The course is usually held twice a year. All applications that reach us by the time mentioned as the deadline are considered for the next training.
 

The spring 2021 IMPACT course is closed for applications

  • The IMPACT course will be organized from the 13th to the 19th of March 2021.
  • The deadline for applications to the training is the 16th of October 2020 at 23:59 PM **Please note that the extended deadline**.
  • The results of the application process will be communicated by email to all applicants by the 22nd of January, 2021. 
  • Training fee: 140 euros, 20 euros discount for Finnish Red Cross members
  • Venue: Nynäs training centre, Heinola, Finland
  • Please note that the training is very intensive and requires full-time participation from all participants.
  • Participants are also required to complete an online self-study course of general orientation to the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement prior to the training. The self-study course will take approximately 20 hours to complete.

Instructions for applying

You can create an applicant profile on the HR Database REST anytime following the instructions below (steps 1-3). You can apply to a specific IMPACT course during the application period (steps 4-5). 

The selection of IMPACT participants is done based on the applications. Therefore, the applicants should invest time and effort in carefully filling in the full application form (profile and motivation letter)

When considering applying, we advise you to follow the steps below:

Step 1

Please familiarize yourself with general information and the selection criteria that are available in English, Finnish and Swedish. Make sure that you fulfill the minimum requirements for participating in the IMPACT.

If you do not yet fulfill the minimum requirements, please develop your relevant skills and knowledge and apply later.

Step 2

To apply, please register in our HR Database REST. Instructions in an attachement below.

Step 3 

Please fill in your data to the profile in REST. You do not have to fill in all your data in one session. You can get back to it and update it any time before the deadline. However, please note that the motivation letter needs to be filled in and submitted in one session.

Filling in the application (profile and motivation letter) is time consuming. Applicants are strongly advised to start it well in advance before the deadline. 

Your education, work and volunteering background must be available in the profile itself. Please describe especially your skills and knowledge and how they are linked to your background. 

While filling in your work experience, please pay attention to main duties section and tell us what your responsibilities are/were in each position. Depending on your field of work, your technical expertise and hands-on skills should be presented clearly in your application. 

Only include your most relevant certificates (educational degrees, professional and language) as attachments. If your field of work includes relevant publications, samples of work or portfolio, please make sure that they are available in your profile. 

Step 4

After filling in your profile, please write yout motivation letter. You will find the motivation letter under Courses -> Open -> Apply.

The importance of the motivation letter is significant. Please follow the motivation letter instructions given in the application form. Please note that you can fill in and submit the motivation letter only once; changes are not possible after submitting your application. 

If you have applied to the IMPACT course in REST before October 2020, your old motivation letter cannot be found under your profile anymore due to a system update. If you wish to receive a copy of your old motivation letter, please contact the FInnish Red Cross International HR Unit at recruitment@redcross.fi.

Step 5

After filling in your application (profile and motivation letter) remember to select "Apply" at the bottom of the motivation letter form.

Please note that your application will be considered in the selection process only after completing this step. 

Step 6 

Wait for the results of the application process, which will be communicated by email to all applicants.  

In case you are not selected to the training and you wish to apply again, you can update your application (your profile and your motivation letter) in REST and submit the updated version for the following training.

Application period for the course is 1.1.-31.3.2016. To apply, please register your application vias our HR Database REST https://rest.redcross.fi (after filling in your application, please remember click "Apply" to the Basic Training Course for Youth Delegates) - See more at: https://rednet.punainenristi.fi/node/5990#sthash.2WlgYIEc.dpu


If you have applied to the IMPACT course in REST before October 2020, your old motivation letter cannot be found under your profile anymore due to a system update. If you wish to receive a copy of your old motivation letter, please contact the FInnish Red Cross International HR Unit at recruitment@redcross.fi.