Metsä Group to hire 16‒17 year olds for tree planting in Finland

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Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services are hiring young people aged 16‒17 for tree planting next summer. The summer job will last for three weeks in June. The application period runs from 14 February to 1 March 2024.

“We want to give young people a chance to gain work experience and learn about job opportunities in the forest sector,” says Marko Yläjärvi, Production Manager at Metsä Group.

The young people will work in teams of eight in different parts of Finland. Each team will be led by an experienced summer employee who will transport their team to the site and supervise their work and safety. Before they start working, the young people will be provided with a thorough introduction to the planting work and safety issues.

The work – the planting of seedlings – was selected because it is suitable for many but does not require previous experience.

“The forest sector can also offer jobs for those under the age of 18. The important thing in planting is to have the strength to carry out physical labour in sometimes difficult terrain. We’re looking for energetic and motivated young people,” says Yläjärvi.

Summer jobs can be applied for on Metsä Group’s website from 14 February to 1 March 2024. Jobs are available in Rovaniemi, Joensuu, Seinäjoki, Mikkeli, Ikaalinen and Turku.

For further information, please contact:

Marko Yläjärvi, Production Manager, Metsä Group Wood Supply and Forest Services, tel. +358 500 291413 Krista Kimmo, Communications Manager, Metsä Group, Wood Supply and Forest Services, tel. +358 50 526 4911

Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services

Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services provides and develops the services offered to the members of Metsä Group's parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative. The cooperative consists of more than 90,000 Finnish forest owners who together own about half of Finland’s private forests. We provide all the forest services required to engage in sustainable forest management and raise the value of forest assets.We procure all the wood used by Metsä Group from sustainably managed forests in the Baltic Sea region, most of it from our owner-members in Finland. 

In 2023, our sales totalled EUR 2.2  billion, and we have around 700 employees. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion.