What Relocation Services Do We Offer?
Individuals, families and corporate clients moving to or from anywhere in the world can expect a dedicated service committed to ensuring that their international relocation is as smooth and simple as possible. GITPS can handle any size of move and any reasonable time frame you might require us to work to. GITPS can ensure any transition is as smooth as possible.
We Offer a Wide Range of Additional Help
GITPS typically offers flights, airport pick up, fully furnished accommodation, local orientation assistance, mobile phones, interest free loans, bank accounts, assistance with schooling, long term accommodation and much more.
Whether you are moving abroad for the first time or you have done so before, there are many questions to be answered. The process of moving to Finland might appear daunting and this is normal. However, GITPS has now relocated people from over 48 countries over 20 years and we have come across most situations! During your relocation process, you will have questions about entry requirements, accommodation, bank Accounts, other administrative requirements, cost of goods, shipping etc,. There may be a number of situations you come across when relocating. GITPS can help put your mind at rest and go through all these questions and concerns at any early stage.
GITPS has had over 20 years’ experience in relocating our clients to Finland. We have lots of information to hand that we can provide to make that decision making, hopefully, a little easier.
GITPS provide economy or business class flights for relocatees flying to Finland. Options will be given and where possible, direct flights will always be used.
GITPS have drivers who meet our relocatees at the airport and wait for them at arrivals.
If applicable, our drivers will have already picked up your keys for your accommodation in advance so that after potentially a long flight, there is no need to stop off somewhere to pick up keys.
In most cases for relocatees coming from overseas, GITPS provides up to 4 weeks fully furnished accommodation. This is normally close to the office where you will be working and also shopping centers, transport hubs etc
On occasions, long term accommodation can be provided in advance of the relocatee arriving into Finland. This is not often the case as we recommend people do get to know the area prior to taking on long term accommodation. GITPS also provides in advance of arriving into Finland, detailed information on accommodation options, links and contact details to accommodation agents, where your requirements can be discussed directly. Viewings can then be set up either in advance of arriving in Finland or soon after arriving, once you have settled in.
Whilst these days, much of the documentation will be in English, it can also be in Finnish. We can assist here. Also, we can assist in any terminology that may be confusing for a 1st time visit to Finland.
GITPS can certainly provide guidance on schools but from experience, this is a very personal choice and so GITPS normally provides details of the schools in the area and options available.
Prior to leaving your country, GITPS provides each relocatee a detailed document listing all of the elements needed to ensure a successful relocation and also detailed information on what is required after you have reached Finland.
Where applicable, GITPS can provide orientation of the local area for ½ day to 2 days. This will cover areas such as shopping, transport and general ‘get to know’ the area.
This is a must have. If a EU citizen, an appointment must be made with DVV (www.dvv.fi ) to be registered and you will then get your ID number. If a Non-EU citizen and you have obtained your Residence Permit, your ID number will be on the Residence Permit. Registration with DVV is still advised.
GITPS normally banks with OP Bank or Nordea Bank and an appointment can be made with one of these banks so that you can get your account set up.
Travel cards can be provided on a monthly basis if required.
Dependent on what basis you are coming to Finland, GITPS provides mobile phones and SIM cards to make like a little bit easier from the start. This is normally given to the relocatee on arrival into Finland or soon after.
GITPS is conscious that it can take some time to get fully integrated into your new surroundings, so we offer continued support and assistance for as long as it is necessary to ensure any challenges or concerns are alleviated as soon as possible.
GITPS made all the arrangements to facilitate a smooth relocation to Finland. When I landed at Helsinki there was someone waiting for me, having been assigned by GITPS to pick me up and transfer me my fully furnished accommodation. The team were a great help in assisting me with the softer issues of arriving in a foreign country (bank accounts, social security number, apartment finding, etc.).
I have also received tremendous on-going support and have enjoyed personal interaction with GITPS staff. All the GITPS staff that I have dealt with have been very professional and helpful such that I do not have any reservations about recommending them to other prospective job applicants.
We felt that all of our campaigns were successful. Every individual we worked with at GITPS was professional, personable, customer oriented and results focused. They quickly learned our business, products and culture enabling them to provide us with appropriately skilled staff, to the countries where we needed them, in a timely fashion
Based on our experiences, I would not hesitate in recommending other companies use GITPS for their hard to fill IT and High Tech staffing requirements. I can say with confidence that the service given was of a very high standard, from all staff involved.
We regularly take feedback from all our employees as part of our performance management regime. They have all spoke highly of the support facilities provided by GITPS. This enabled them to focus on the employment activity they were recruited for with a much reduced orientation period. In many cases our clients have commented on the quality of the staff we have used.
I have been able to focus on work and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending GITPS to others.