Increasing awareness and business connections

Studies show that people starting their careers do not know enough about opportunities in the forest industry.

We cooperate closely with educational institutions to increase the awareness of the forest sector and to introduce forestry professions and our sustainable products to students and teachers. We also seek to encourage and inspire people to study forestry and find a career in the industry.

Our cooperation with educational institutions is an investment in the future. We operate in a continuously developing sector. Metsä – and the forest industry – needs experts in various fields, now and in the future. We offer jobs for people with a broad range of educational backgrounds and work histories.

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    World's best forestry expertise

    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.

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    Active cooperation with educational institutions is important

    We have a long tradition of cooperation with educational institutions, and we continuously seek to develop and diversify this cooperation.

    We cooperate with a broad range of educational institutions, from comprehensive schools to higher education institutions. Our goal is to provide information about career opportunities in the forest industry – for example in our business – when pupils and students are making their career decisions.

    We provide students with information about summer jobs and work placements, as well as opportunities to complete their thesis or diploma work. We also participate in student projects, hold employer events at educational institutions and participate in fairs and career events. In addition, we invite students to visit our mills, and we participate in various educational committees and groups focusing on cooperation between educational institutions and working life.

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    University co-operation

    Currently Metsä Group has partnership agreements with two Finnish universities, University of Oulu and University of Helsinki. These partnerships deepen the research and educational cooperation in order to develop sustainable forest industry.

    The collaboration brings together the latest scientific knowledge and business needs, and increases interaction and work life contacts between students and Metsä Group.

    The objectives of the co-operation are to ensure future skills and the employability of experts, to solve technological and sustainable development related challenges, and to promote sustainable forestry by supporting the production and application of new research data. In addition to research projects, the co-operation includes visiting lectures, company visits, thesis work and internships.