World's best forestry expertise
Did you know that Finland has the best forestry expertise in the world?
Did you know that forests will still be producing one of our most important industrial raw materials far into the future? Or that Finland has the best forestry expertise in the world?
It is important for us to provide information about the forest industry as a field of the future that needs experts in various fields. The forest industry employs around 42,000 people in Finland, and the forestry sector as a whole provides around 150,000 jobs. Experts are needed in production processes, maintenance, product development and administrative roles. Around a third of the current forestry experts are expected to retire within the next ten years.
A summer job or a work placement on the front line of the forest industry
The forestry sector offers opportunities for people with a broad range of educational backgrounds and work histories. Every year, Metsä Group offers hundreds of young people the opportunity to familiarise themselves with work on the front line of the forest industry. Young people can apply for a summer job or a work placement with us. Many of our professionals started their careers with a summer job or a work placement.
Our business covers the entire value chain for wood, from the forest to the end product. We are able to offer a broad range of interesting jobs in production and administration for students from different fields. Most of our summer employees work in production and maintenance in our production units, but we also offer summer jobs in financial management, sustainability, logistics, purchasing, HR, sales, marketing and ICT.
Socially responsible summer jobs
As a socially responsible employer, we offer young people jobs that correspond to their skill level, as well as more responsibility as they gain experience. We give induction training to all trainees and summer employees and always pay according to the job. We always provide employment contracts and references in writing. The goal is for you to have an opportunity to try various tasks and apply your skills and knowledge to work, even during short training periods. At the same time, you will learn important skills and gain valuable work experience.
Our cooperation with educational institutions seeks to provide young people with information about the forestry sector and its employment opportunities, so that they will consider forestry when making their career choices. We also seek to provide young people with accurate, up-to-date information about the forestry sector and the opportunities that it offers.
Forests are the future – and young people shape our future.