Grow and experience the world with us

UPM Bioforce Graduate Programme is here!

Do you have an energetic attitude, down-to-earth and self-initiating personality and a strong sense of responsibility? If you do, please consider joining us in experiencing a world of international business, sparkling innovation and constant development in the UPM Bioforce Graduate Programme.

Number of positions


15

Countries


China, Finland, Germany, Russia, Uruguay

Duration


18 months

Work assignments


3 - 4 and 1 abroad

Starting time


8 - 9 /2017

​​​The programme is designed to make you, UPM and the living world around us more connected to each other and stronger together.


UPM is an innovation-driven, international company focused on building a sustainable future for all of us. We have been widely recognised for being good to the environment, the people and the society around us and we never plan to stop getting better at it.

We integrate the bio and forest industries into a sustainable and innovation-driven future in our Biofore strategy and we would love for you to play a part in it. Some examples of our innovations are the wood-based UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and the GrowDex® nanocellulose hydrogel you can grow human cells in. Didn’t think we had it in us, did you?

What, where and when?

The UPM Bioforce Graduate Programme employs 15 young talents in positions based in China, Finland, Germany, Russia and Uruguay. The 18-month programme, starting in August - September 2017, provides an opportunity to gain unique, international work experience, personal growth and an inspirational view on a global company where your contribution to UPM strategy is expected. You will also get to spend time with the other Bioforce Graduates and hopefully form valuable friendships that will last for years to come.

The candidates will apply directly for a specific role. After the first months in the base location, the trainees will work on 3 to 4 specific assignments, which can be located in other business units or functions of the company. There will be a minimum 3-month period of working abroad. Experience from an international environment is considered an advantage.

Personal development guaranteed!

The Graduate Programme includes face-to-face and virtual learning days. All participants will be designed a personal development plan and a personal mentor is designated for each member of the programme. Experienced and inspiring managers provide coaching for the trainees throughout the programme. Getting to know you benefits the mentor too!

The programme is conducted in English, therefore excellent English skills are a prerequisite, in addition to the local language of the base position. The trainees also work as UPM employee advocates. The UPM Bioforce Graduate Programme is a paid position.

Applications ready – set – go!

We live by our values – trust and be trusted, achieve together, renew with courage. And we expect you to do so as well. Are you up to the challenge? We trust you are.

Go ahead and apply for the following positions between 15 December 2016–31 January 2017 *.
You know you want to.

Check the schedule regarding recruiting below the "apply" buttons.  ​​

Changshu, China
Trainee, Sales & Supply Chain Management

Relevant university degree in business management or supply chain management

Rauma, Finland
Trainee, Business Control

Relevant university degree in e.g. finance, industrial engineering or management

Helsinki, Finland
Trainee, Credit Risk Management

Relevant university degree in e.g. finance, industrial engineering or management

Tampere, Finland
Trainee, Timber Sales

Relevant university degree in e.g. business administration

Tampere, Finland
Trainee, Business Development, Films Business

Relevant university degree, e.g. in finance, industrial engineering or management

Helsinki, Finland
Trainee, Strategy Development

Relevant university degree, e.g. in finance, industrial engineering or management

Tampere, Finland
Trainee, Sales & Supply Chain Management

Relevant university degree in e.g. business management, supply chain management or industrial engineering

Kaipola, Finland
Trainee, Production Development

Relevant university degree in e.g. engineering

Dörpen, Germany
Trainee, Production Engineering & Development (m/f)

Relevant university degree in e.g. paper engineering science or process engineering

Plattling, Germany
Trainee, Production Engineering (m/f)

Relevant university degree in e.g. paper engineering science or process engineering

Mannheim, Germany
Trainee, Pulp Sales (m/f)

Relevant university degree in e.g. business administration, logistics or engineering

Mannheim, Germany
Trainee, Pulp Technical Customer Service (m/f)

Relevant university degree in e.g. engineering

Chudovo, Russia
Trainee, Automation

Relevant university degree in e.g. electrical or automation

Chudovo, Russia
Trainee, Production Planning

Relevant university degree in e.g. technical science

Fray Bentos, Uruguay
Trainee, Stakeholder Relations

Relevant university degree in e.g. communication, business or political science
​Timeline​Recruitment process steps
15.12.2016 – 31.1.2017


* 15.12.2016 – 7.2.2017
Based on preselection some of the candidates will be invited to a  video interview

* Germany: extended application time until 7 February.
​13.-17.2.2017 (week 7)​Face-to-face interviews
27.2.-3.3. 2017 (week 9)​Assessment Days in Shanghai, China, and in Augsburg, Germany for positions in Germany and Uruguay
6.-10.3.2017 (week 10)  ​Assessment Days in Helsinki, Finland for positions in Finland and Russia
​​21.-24.3.2017 (week 12)Final interviews and informing the candidates.

 

Bin

Bin is a team player and he feels that colleagues are on his side.

Justyna

For Justyna the best motivation comes from doing things for people she cares about – or competing with others.

Maria

To be able to learn and develop herself at work are the most important things for Maria.

Niko

When moving to the UK, Niko instantly felt at home.