Ilmarinen / Pension and rehabilitation / Vocational rehabilitation / Partner network
Ilmarinen’s partner network’s career coaches are there to support you
When you need help in drawing up a rehabilitation plan, our partner network’s career coaches are there to help you. The career coach will support you in planning a new career path. The objective is for you to return to working life, in a job that is suitable for your state of health.
Help for returning to work
The career coaches will help you draw up your rehabilitation plan. They are specialised in career planning and vocational guidance. They will help you plan your return to work, regardless of which part of Finland you live in.
What does a career coach do?
The career coach will help you
- find a career path that is suitable for you and your state of health
- reflect on what kinds of jobs and professions suit you
- find a work trial place
- find out what you could study to be able to return to working life.
How can I get a personal career coach?
If you need help from a career coach, contact your rehabilitation specialist at Ilmarinen. You can find the contact details of your rehabilitation specialist in the preliminary vocational rehabilitation decision you have received. The preliminary decision is available in our MyPension service under ‘My documents’.
Once you and your rehabilitation specialist have agreed that you will seek the help of a career coach, a career coach will contact you within approximately one week to agree on your first meeting.
How does the co-operation proceed?
Your first meeting is an initial exploration, with the career coach looking into your situation, expectations, wishes and goals. You will discuss your professional competence, educational background, work experience and state of health and the factors that limit your working. You will talk about your professional areas of interest and review the opportunities of vocational rehabilitation.
After the initial exploration, the number of meetings will be decided for you personally. The career coach will support you in planning a new career path. Being active yourself is also important to ensure that the plan supporting your return to work is one that is absolutely suitable and appropriate for you. The objective is for you to return to working life, in a job that is suitable for your state of health.
Your career coach is a link to Ilmarinen
Your career coach is in contact with your rehabilitation specialist at Ilmarinen during the planning process and makes a proposal on a rehabilitation plan that you have drawn up together.
Costs and income
The meetings with your career coach are free of charge for you. If you incur travel costs due to the meetings, we will provide you with compensation for them.
While you are creating a rehabilitation plan with your career coach, your income can consist of your salary, a daily sickness allowance, unemployment allowance or the cash rehabilitation benefit, i.e. fixed-term disability pension. You will receive rehabilitation allowance from us only once your work trial or studies start.