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Training new experts for the growth sectors of forest industry – recruitment to Metsä Group's apprenticeship training began

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Metsä Group started recruitment of 50 new experts for apprenticeship training starting in January 2021. New professionals are being 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 needs for employees at our mills across Finland.

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

2020 05 11 084710"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," says Pertti Hietaniemi, Metsä Group's Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

“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,” Hietaniemi continues.

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,” adds Pertti Hietaniemi.

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

There is still time to join the training program for Rauma sawmill 

Metsä Group is currently recruiting also for the training program of the new sawmill to be built Rauma. The persons selected for the training program will complete their competence-based qualification at other Metsä Fibre sawmills, and start their permanent work in Rauma when the new sawmill starts up in 2022. More information about Rauma's coaching programme can be found here (in Finnish).

For further information, please contact:

Pertti Hietaniemi, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Metsä Group, tel. +35810 463 3772
Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541

Metsä Group
www.metsagroup.com

Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.

In 2019, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.5 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 100,000 Finnish forest owners.

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