Application period for Metsä Group’s summer jobs starts – 1,000 new employees to build their careers in a growing industry

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Metsä Group press release 7 December 2021

Metsä Group is hiring nearly 1,000 summer employees for the summer of 2022 for a wide range of positions with responsibility. Summer jobs in units across Finland provide a comprehensive overview of the forest industry, as well as an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of a specific production unit, business operation or Group function.

Most of the jobs are at mills in production and maintenance, as well as in wood supply and forest services within supply districts covering the whole country. Dozens of summer workers from a variety of backgrounds will also be recruited for office jobs in Group functions and the various business areas.

“Students from many fields of study can find summer jobs at Metsä – we have many job opportunities for students of engineering, business and natural sciences in particular. We also consider non-Finnish speaking applicants in our offering of summer jobs, and there are also positions for which Finnish language skills are not an entry requirement at all,” says Pertti Hietaniemi, Metsä Group’s Senior Vice President, HR.

Summer employees’ work includes routine and assisting tasks, larger projects with more responsibility, and development work carried out independently, depending on each summer employee’s own experience and willingness to develop on the job. Some summer workers may also have the opportunity to write their theses at Metsä Group.

“Last year, our summer employees gave us good feedback on our induction, and big thanks for this go to our experienced induction trainers. Our own personnel warmly welcome new recruits and are happy to share their knowledge. It’s also important that our permanent employees learn from the newcomers themselves, and all summer workers get the opportunity to show us what they can do and are given more responsibility as they gain experience,” adds Hietaniemi.

Metsä Group is participating in Oikotie’s Responsible Summer Job campaign. As an employer, we are committed to implementing the principles of responsibility, which guarantees our summer employees a safe and good summer job experience in every respect. Our summer employees also have the opportunity to participate in an extensive summer job survey. The feedback we collect from this survey will allow us to improve our operations even further.

The application period starts on 7 December 2021 and ends on 28 February 2022. All our summer jobs and their locations can be found on Metsä Group’s website on the Summer Jobs page.

For further information, please contact:
Pertti Hietaniemi, Senior Vice President, HR, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 463 3772
Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 5.5 billion, and we have around 9,200 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by 100,000 forest owners. 

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