Vacancy details

UK | Edinburgh

If you speak English and Finnish and you are interested in making a living out of helping people, you're a perfect match for our team! No experience needed. 

SYKES is a leading, global digital marketing and customer care outsourcer with offices in 23 countries around the globe.

SYKES has been in Edinburgh for more than 20 years! We have over 1000 people working for various clients in our contact centre, based on the West side of Edinburgh - close to Napier and Heriot Watt Universities.

We provide customer support services for Finnish speakers and if that doesn’t sound exciting to you, we can assure you it is! We challenge you to come and work for us in a multilingual, fast-paced environment, where most employees speak at least two languages, and we communicate daily with people in many different countries.

Join SYKES team professionals and we will offer you:

- Professional development through training programmes modern technologies and customer management.
- Exposure to a multicultural and multilingual environment 
- Coaching opportunities –> on a weekly basis you will frequently receive feedback from your direct supervisor.
- Real possibilities of career development -> after only 6 months you can apply for a Trainer or Team Leader role
- Employee benefits scheme that works with the best UK retailers, shops, cinemas
- Annual holiday -> 29 days.
- A modern, dynamic and friendly working environment -> Treat Fridays – doughnuts, free hot beverages, cake and fruits.
- 40 hours contract.
- Different working shifts able to accommodate everyone’s needs.

The main purpose of this role is to work closely with our clients to provide professional and efficient support to their final customers. You need to effectively use your excellent customer service skills for customers, assist them with their inquiries over the phone or by email and always give the best resolution. We work in a fast-paced environment and flexibility matters.

- To respond to all client activities within given timescales, efficiently, effectively and accurately.
- To develop and maintain a full knowledge of client processes and services.
- To be able to recognise when a problem or query should be transferred to another department or a more senior member of staff.
- Logging of all activities accurately and in line with procedure within client CRM tool.
- Responsible for maintaining and updating all administration.
- To meet and exceed daily/weekly targets.


- Fluent in English and Finnish.
- Commitment to a high level of accuracy.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure in order to achieve deadlines
- Good organisational skills.
- Proficient in the use of MS Excel.
- ECDL qualification an advantage.
- Previous experience in customer service is a plus, but not necessary.

- Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.