Valmet offers summer trainee positions for over 350 persons in Finland. The trainee positions are targeted for students who not yet work full time. Around half of the trainees will be positioned in operational tasks such as manufacturing and field services. The other half will work with tasks related to R&D, engineering, sales and logistics.
“For a trainee the summer job is a possibility to link theory with practice, which increases motivation for learning and possible also guides future career choices. The trainee period also functions as an effective recruitment channel: it can generate ideas for a thesis work, continue as a part-time job or lead to a permanent agreement. For us the students present new approaches and fresh ideas. They are also important ambassadors in building out employer image in their student communities,” says Julia Macharey, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Valmet.
The amount of summer job applications almost tripled from the previous year which reflects the positive development of Valmet’s employer image. During the past year Valmet has actively participated in various student and recruiting fairs.
Valmet supports responsible recruiting practices
Together with 250 other Finnish companies Valmet supports a summer trainee campaign initiated by the Economic Information Office (Taloudellinen tiedotustoimisto, TAT) and its main corporate sponsors. The target of the “Responsible summer job” 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 give meaningful opportunities for the trainees.