Metsä Group for students

Students

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Metsä Group for students

Metsä needs experts in many different fields also in the future. We offer versatile opportunities for the young people so you can find summer job, internship or possibility to write your thesis with us. We offer possibilities also for pupils in comprehensive and upper secondary schools to familiarise with the continuously developing forest industry.

 

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Summer jobs

Summer jobs

Every year, we offer hundreds of young people summer jobs and an opportunity to learn about work on the front line of the forest industry. Many of our professionals started their careers with a summer job or an internship.

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 in different fields.

Learn more on the Summer Jobs page and find your career path at Metsä!

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Internships

Internships

​We offer internships for students from vocational institutions, universities of applied sciences and universities. An internship enables you to put theory into practice and gain valuable work experience.

Internships for students from higher education institutions

We offer students from universities of applied sciences and universities an opportunity to complete their training requirement. Internships are usually available during the summer months, but students can also complete their training requirement in the spring or autumn. We employ students and offer internships in various fields. Most of our trainees are technology students.

You can contact our units directly about internships. We often announce our internships through career services at educational institutions as well as here on our website's Available Jobs page.

Learning on the job

We offer students from vocational institutions opportunities for learning on the job during the academic year. During your training period, you will learn about work and working environments in your chosen field. You will be guided and instructed by our experienced professionals. The training periods usually last for one to several months, depending on the educational institution.

You can contact our units directly about learning-on-the-job opportunities.

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Theses

Theses

​Every year, between 30 and 40 students complete their thesis or diploma work at Metsä Group. We offer possibilities for thesis and dissertation work for students from universities and universities of applied sciences.

Writing a thesis offers a great opportunity to become familiar with Metsä Group’s operations in a way that benefits both parties. We offer opportunities for professionals in various fields. Your thesis or diploma work can be related to technology, production, finance or sales and marketing, among other topics. More often than not, theses are related to research and product development.

Generally, theses are undertaken at Metsä Group as a continuation to summer work or a training period. We announce our thesis and diploma work opportunities on the Open Jobs page. Check back often!

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Comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools

Comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools

​Learn about working life and earn money

We participate in the national Learn about Working Life and Earn Money campaign. We offer young people aged 15–17 an opportunity to work in our units for two weeks in the summer. Most of these jobs are located at our mills. Young people are hired for cleaning and landscaping (planting, mowing lawns, etc.), assisting with mill service work and taking care of minor forestry assignments. Some of our locations also offer office work.

Work experience (TET)

A period of work experience – called TET in the Finnish education system – is often young people’s first experience of working life. It offers you an opportunity to learn about working life and how workplaces function. At Metsä, TET periods usually last for one day to a week. We seek to offer you support tasks that involve real work.

A TET period is an excellent opportunity to gain an overall view of the forest industry and its professions. The period benefits not only you, but also us as an employer, as the forestry sector will need new employees in the future – perhaps you are exactly who we need.

You can contact our units directly about TET placements and the Learn about Working Life and Earn Money programme. The application period for the programme varies by unit, but it generally runs from early March to early May. For this reason, you should contact us at the beginning of the year to learn more.

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