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Metsä Group to recruit 65 new specialists through apprenticeship training

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Metsä Group is inviting applications for its apprenticeship training programme, which will begin in January 2023. Approximately 65 new jobs will be offered in our production units across Finland. 

Metsä Group’s 18-month apprenticeship training programme has become a well-established way for the company to secure its future labour needs and promote competence development. 

In the apprenticeship training programme starting in January 2023, successful applicants can complete a further vocational qualification, specialising in the wood product or process industry, electrical engineering and automation technology, or machine mechanics and maintenance technology. The studies and related competence demonstrations will be completed in an employment relationship, during which the students are members of our workplace community entitling them to the same fringe benefits as our permanent employees.  

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After completing their training, the participants will be qualified to work in duties such as process operator and machine operator at Metsä Group’s pulp, paperboard, tissue paper, Kerto® LVL and plywood mills. A suitable educational background for the apprenticeship is a vocational qualification in electrical engineering and automation technology, process technology or mechanical engineering, or an engineering degree from a university of applied sciences. 

“The operating model adopted at Metsä Group’s production units is based on providing employees with multiple skill sets. Broad-based apprenticeship training offers a solid foundation and the opportunity to carry out varied and interesting tasks, both during and after training,” says Pertti Hietaniemi, SVP, Human Resources, Metsä Group.

As safety at work is an important element of professional skills, the entire personnel of Metsä Group is committed to proactive safety work and safe work methods. 

The final application date for the training beginning in January 2023 is 25 September 2022.

Apprenticeship training will be organised at the following mills.

Metsä Wood: Punkaharju, Lohja, Suolahti and Äänekoski
Metsä Fibre: Joutseno, Kemi, Rauma and Äänekoski
Metsä Board: Kaskinen, Simpele and Äänekoski
Metsä Tissue: Mänttä

Read more about Metsä Group’s apprenticeship training programme on our website (in Finnish).

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 6 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by nearly 100,000 forest owners. 

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