Metsä Group invite apprenticeship training applicants

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 the company’s workplace community, entitling them to the same fringe benefits as permanent employees.

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. 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

“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.

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


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