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Personnel information

Our most important resource is people.

There are about 240 employees in the Ministry of the Interior, but in the wider arena the total is about 9200 people, plus the employees of the Internal Security Service.

All together this makes up about 28% of all state bureau and state-managed service employees. Thus, we are the largest employer in the public sector.



  • The average age of the Ministry's employees is 35.

    Among those are 69 percent women and 31 percent men.
  • About 91% of our employees have university degrees.

    The ranks of the Ministry of the Interior is filled mostly with graduates of Tartu University, Tallinn University, Tallinn Technical University and the Academy of Security Sciences. The best-represented major is in Law.
  • The employees of the Ministry of the Interior stand for Estonia's internal security.

    Our team invests in important areas like ensuring internal security, protecting the public order and developing border guard, crisis regulation, citizenship, immigration and rescue services.
  • At the same time, we stand for regional development.

    We deal with politics of churches and congergations, local governments, regional management and development, and EU cohesion, planning of European territorial cooperation, developing EU security policy, arranging activities of spatial planning and supervision and questions regarding population procedures.
  • We place importance on the thorough development of our people.

    We support the desires of our employees to grow and develop professionally. We notice leadership potential in our top specialists and offer support in refining leadership skills. We also offer our employees many exciting opportunities for career growth within the area of government.
  • We care about our peoples' health.

    We take part in football, volleyball and basketball tournaments for national officials. We subsidize gym memberships and facilitate back massages at our offices.
  • We take note and give recognition.

    We thank and reward the work accomplishments of our people and their long term service. We select the best employees of the year and recognise them at a year-end event.
  • We invest in communal activity and value family life.

    We organise summer days and year-end parties, celebrate Estonian Independence Day together and the anniversary of the Ministry. Children are given gifts at the Christmas party and upon entering first grade, and their parents are given the day off on that occasion. We have installed a children's play room at the Ministry.

Additional information

Vesta Kreem
Personnel adviser

612 5143


Last updated: 7 February 2015