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Apprenticeship training for 50 at Metsa

Metsä started recruitment of 50 new employees for apprenticeship training starting in January 2021. They will be trained at Metsä Group’s pulp, paperboard and tissue paper mills. The future prospects of these industries are good, and apprenticeship recruitment proactively meets the need for employees at its mills across Finland. Source: Timberbiz

In Metsä’s apprenticeship program, you can complete one of four degrees: a professional degree in the process industry, in electrical and automation, in maintenance or in a laboratory. The competence-based qualification is carried out as an employee, the total duration of the training programme is about 1.5 years.

“We pay a competitive salary for the entire training period, and at the end of an approved degree, we offer the opportunity to continue working in a permanent contract,”

Pertti Hietaniemi, Metsä Group’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources said.

“During the training, students acquire good experience from versatile production or maintenance tasks, and the process control becomes familiar. We offer the opportunity to get acquainted with many production facilities and, we also encourage our personnel to job rotation between units and business areas.

“The investments launched and in planning phase offer a wide range of employment opportunities within Metsä Group.”

A suitable educational background for apprentices is a basic degree in electric automation, process or mechanical engineering or an applicable polytechnic degree.

“It is worth applying for apprenticeship training with an open mind. It is not a disadvantage if experience has been gained for a longer period of time – new experts are trained here not only for the profession, but also for Metsä’s operating methods and work culture. Safety at work is part of professional skills, and all our personnel are committed to proactive safety work and safe working methods,” Pertti Hietaniemi said.

The due date for the apprenticeship training applications is October 4, 2020.

Apprenticeship training will be provided at the mill locations listed below.

  • Metsä Fibre: Joutseno, Kemi, Rauma and Äänekoski
  • Metsä Board: Simpele, Kemi and Äänekoski
  • Metsä Tissue: Mänttä.