Valmet, Finland, will hire more than 300 students as summer trainees and additionally 100-plus young people through a Finnish summer job introduction program.
The company will employ summer trainees in 11 different cities in Finland this summer, with the largest number of trainees in Tampere and Jyväskylä. The majority of the summer trainees will work in different production tasks. There are also positions in sales, marketing, product development, and financial administration. Valmet primarily offers the summer trainee positions to students in their own fields of studies to give them valuable work experience.
"Our summer jobs offer hundreds of young people the opportunity to gain valuable insights from a global company that needs versatile know-how. Our goal is that the trainees learn new skills and gain experiences, which will benefit them after they graduate. Learning is not only one-way, but also we gain new ideas and a true energy boost from the innovative summer trainees," says Julia Macharey, SVP, Human Resources, Valmet.
For elementary and high school students, Valmet offers summer job possibilities through the Finnish "Tutustu työelämään ja tienaa" summer job program. The program, targeted for 14- to 17-year-old students, aims to promote possibilities to learn about work life and to help adolescents gain their first practical work experience.
Valmet participates in the "Responsible Summer Job" campaign for the second time. The campaign is coordinated by T-Media and the Finnish Economic Information Office (Taloudellinen tiedotustoimisto, TAT) together with corporate partners. The target of the campaign is to challenge companies to increase the amount and quality of summer jobs offered. Valmet wants to promote responsible practices to ensure the traineeships are safe and fair, and to provide meaningful opportunities and experiences for the trainees.