Summer jobs

Find your career path at Metsä

       

At Metsä Group, summer workers substitute for permanent employees during the holiday season.

A summer job is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in your field and outline your study path if you are still uncertain about your direction. At a summer job, you can learn more in practice about work and careers in your field.

We systematically seek to offer more challenging tasks – and more responsibility – as you gain more skills and experience. One of the most important aspects of a summer job at Metsä Group is that young people learn to trust themselves, even in challenging situations. A summer job offers you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. A job well done never goes unnoticed.

We provide summer workers – and all of our employees – with opportunities for learning on the job and developing their competences. In return, we expect everyone to commit themselves to our common values, goals and ways of working.

The best summer jobs support your education

       
In the summer of 2017, hundreds of young people will have again the opportunity to learn about work at Metsä Group, on the front line of forest industry. We hire students who work in our units and wood supply regions.

Most of our summer employees work in production and maintenance in our production units – as maintenance operators, process operators and plywood production employees, for example. Summer employees are also needed in business support functions, such as financial management, sustainability, logistics, HR, sales, marketing and ICT.

Our business covers the entire value chain, from forest to the end product, and we are able to offer a wide range of interesting job assignments for students in various fields.

Our units

       

Metsä Group has operations in nearly 30 countries and production in seven countries. Our headquarters are in Tapiola in Espoo, Finland.



Apply for a summer job

Apply for a summer job in Metsä Group  
 

We will publish all our summer jobs on the Available jobs page.

FINLAND
The application period for summer jobs in Finland for 2017 has ended. Thank you to all applicants for your interest towards Metsä Group!

We continue processing the applications and will contact suitable applicants directly. Please remember to check out our other available jobs and internship positions, which we offer around the year. You will find information about our available jobs and internships at Available jobs page.

GLOBAL
Metsä Group's business areas publish their country specific available summer jobs as separate job advertisiments on our website. You will the information on Available jobs  page.

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Socially responsible summer jobs

 
 
                                                                     
                                      

Summer employees are an important resource for us and an investment in the future. We do not see you as a seasonal worker – instead, we want to help you develop into a skilled professional and offer you varied tasks and responsibilities according to your abilities.

In Finland Metsä Group participates in the Responsible Summer Job campaign, which challenges employers to offer more and better summer jobs for young people. As a socially responsible employer, we are committed to the campaign’s six principles of a good summer job. We operate responsibly in every country, below are displayed the campaigns six principles in Finland as an example.

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Good candidate experience

Good candidate experience

​Applying for a summer job is one of the most exciting events of the year for young people. A responsible summer employer keeps applicants up to date with the progress of the recruitment process. Even applicants who are not selected are informed about the outcome.

How is Metsä Group investing in this?

When selecting summer employees, we focus on proactivity and a desire for personal development and learning new things. Summer jobs are part of the recruitment process for future Metsä Group employees. Those who are successful in their summer jobs and studies have a good chance of being selected in the future when we are seeking new talent for varied, challenging jobs.

All applicants who are invited to a job interview will be informed about the decision. Through our application system, we communicate with all applicants at different stages of the process. 

  1. After submitting your application, our system will send you an automatic response by email.
    The message confirms receipt of your application.
  2. You will receive another message in late January - early February.
    We will inform you about the progress of the application process.
  3. You will be notified when the application period ends.
    We will inform you that the application period for summer jobs at Metsä Group in 2017 has ended.
  4. You will receive another message in March-April.
    We will inform you about the progress of the recruitment process. 
  5. Thank you for your interest!
    We will inform all the applicants who were not selected that the summer positions at Metsä Group have been filled.
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Meaningful work

Meaningful work

​Summer jobs provide young people with their first practical understanding of working life and various fields and professions. A meaningful summer job corresponds to your skill level and is appropriately challenging. A socially responsible summer employer clearly defines your tasks, responsibilities and authorisations and what is expected of you. This serves to create a positive view of working life, which encourages young people to get an education and graduate more rapidly.

How is Metsä Group investing in this?

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. 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. You will also learn important skills for your future career and gain work experience.

Many summer workers substitute for our permanent employees. We systematically seek to offer more challenging tasks as you gain more skills and experience. You will also be entrusted with more responsibilities. In a summer job, you will learn to trust yourself, even in challenging situations.

In forest management, for example, young people who have made good progress in their summer jobs have an opportunity to independently plan their working hours, as long as they complete their agreed tasks. They can start the working day early in the morning, which means that working in the forests is pleasant even during heatwaves.

The more you learn about your job, the more interesting it will become. And we offer real work – there is more to Metsä than meets the eye.

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Induction and training

Induction and training

​An employee will be assigned to be in charge of induction and training. Summer employees will first be informed about the rules of the workplace. A carefully planned and implemented induction programme enables young people to learn their jobs rapidly and develop in their jobs. Feedback is an important part of induction.

How is Metsä Group investing in this?

A great summer job begins with induction: learning the appropriate, safe ways of working enable you to succeed in your job. We provide all of our employees with a thorough induction into safe ways of working and our operating methods.

At our mills, induction usually begins with training events in early May. At these events, you will learn about safety and other practical matters and what we expect of you. Induction gets you off to a good start in your summer job.

Induction begins in your unit or department with task-specific training provided by experienced employees. Induction is important, as it ensures that you will learn the appropriate, safe ways of working, become familiar with your working conditions and be properly prepared to succeed in your job.

Good induction enables you to work safely under all circumstances. You will also be provided with basic information about the company’s and the mill’s operations. Knowing what you are working for makes your work more meaningful. Clear instructions – such as when and where you should arrive on your first days at work and where you will get the equipment you need – are also important. Successful induction will make it easy for you to start working in your department.

We emphasise that you must always do your work safely and never do anything without consideration. Your colleagues will be happy to give you advice and answer any questions.

We hope that all of our young employees keep an open mind and take the initiative. You are encouraged to constructively challenge and question our ways of working and operating methods, but you must never compromise our first priority: safety at work. Induction is naturally key to learning the appropriate, safe working methods at the very beginning of your employment.

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Justice and equality

Justice and equality

​Young people are treated the same as other employees. They become equal members of the workplace community from day one. The entire workplace is responsible for supporting young employees. As far as possible, summer employees are offered a working environment and tools that are similar to those of other employees.

How is Metsä Group investing in this?

For young people, a summer job is an opportunity to show their skills to potential employers. It is also an opportunity to learn about the company and their chosen field – to see whether they have made the right choice and if they want to be involved in similar work in the future.

A summer job at Metsä Group provides you with excellent opportunities to learn and develop in your work. In return, we expect you to be proactive and act responsibly. Many tasks require an independent approach. The extent to which you will learn about the company in your summer job often depends on your initiative. However, you will always get the advice and help you need. At Metsä Group, you are an equal member of the workplace community.

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Fair wages

Fair wages

​We pay our summer employees according to their responsibilities and work experience.

How is Metsä Group investing in this?

We always pay fairly and appropriately for work.

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A written contract and a certificate of employment

A written contract and a certificate of employment

​A socially responsible employer always signs an employment contract with summer employees. All summer employees are provided with an appropriate certificate of employment at the end of their employment, no matter whether they remember to ask for one. The employer holds a feedback meeting with the young employee, encouraging them to share their opinions.

How is Metsä Group investing in this?

We always provide employment contracts and certificates of employment in writing. Mutual feedback is very important. Every summer, we carry out a survey that enables summer employees to provide feedback on the application process, induction, supervisory work and their summer jobs.