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 introduce the forest industry as business 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 one quarter of the current forestry experts are expected to retire within the next ten years.
Our cooperation with educational institutions seeks to provide students with information about the forestry sector and its employment opportunities, so that they will consider forestry when making their career choices.
Hundreds of summer jobs for future professionals
The forestry sector offers opportunities for people with a broad range of educational backgrounds and work histories. Every year, Metsä Group offers hundreds of summer jobs. Many of our professionals started their careers with a summer job or a work placement.
Our business covers the entire value chain of 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 e.g. in financial management, sustainability, logistics, purchasing, HR, sales, marketing and ICT.
Socially responsible summer jobs
As a socially responsible employer, we offer jobs for students that meet their level of skills. The more experience you gain, the more responsibility you will get. 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. We give induction training to all trainees and summer employees and always pay a competitive salary tht matches the job. We provide employment contracts and references in writing.