Working as a compound worker

Compound workers (yhdistelmätyöntekijä) usually work in day-care centres, where the work is divided into kitchen and cleaning work.

If the work is mostly kitchen work, the compound worker works in the kitchen alone, taking care of the various tasks of the serving kitchen. The work includes preparing breakfast and snacks, setting up the day-care groups’ serving trolleys, presenting lunch and taking care of self-monitoring and dishwashing. Day-care centres are usually quite small units, so the duties may also include cleaning the premises.

If the work is mostly cleaning work, the compound worker also helps with dishwashing in the kitchen.

There is plenty of work available, so employees can customise a package that suits their own schedule. Work is available from one-day substitutions to longer employment relationships. Shifts mostly take place on weekdays, from 7:00 to 15:00.

Compound worker’s salary

Our job advertisements indicate the exact salary or wages with possible bonuses. In gig work (on-demand work), wages are paid twice a month. For gig work, holiday bonus is also paid with the wages. Read more about the wages in Seure.

Suitable background, required permits and certificates

  • Suitable work experience in the kitchen and/or a degree in the field, such as the Vocational Qualification in Restaurant and Catering Services.
  • Qualification and employment certificates
  • Hygiene Passport
  • Salmonella certificate
  • Criminal records extract