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.
Metsä Group has operations in nearly 30 countries and production in seven countries. Our headquarters are in Tapiola in Espoo, Finland.
We will publish all our summer jobs on the Available jobs page.
FINLANDThe application for summer jobs in Finland is open until the end of February 2018. Please remember to check out also our other available jobs and internship positions, which we offer around the year 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 find the information on Available jobs page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We pay our summer employees according to their responsibilities and work experience.
We always pay fairly and appropriately for work.
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.
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.