​​​​​​​​​​​​​​UPM Bioforce traineeship 2016

International work experience, new skills and career insights.

The UPM Bioforce trainee programme is an opportunity to develop and challenge yourself in an international working environment abroad. Be a part of our team in Kymi paper mill or our Research Center in Lappeenranta and come back stronger than ever with great life experiences and a bunch of new skills and contacts. The traineeship is also an excellent way to get to know UPM and the career opportunities we have to offer.

According to our experience the students do very well in their internships and bring a great deal of new energy and concrete results to their working community. So please do not hesitate to apply.

The applicant should have

• 3+ years of studies in a university or university of applied sciences in a relevant field  (e.g. Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering, Forest Product Technoloy, Materials Technology, Bioproduct Technology) 
• A proactive attitude, curious for development and renewal
• Fluency in both spoken and written English.
• The traineeship is aimed at students studying outside Finland. 

During the 2-4 month internship, Bioforce trainees will be given a project in the site. The project is related to the local operations. Also because of this, the program is targeted especially for students with three or more than three years of studies.

You will receive an intern salary, and round-trip travel tickets are provided to the destination. The details will be discussed further in the interviews.

OCT 27 2015

A Bioforce mission in Germany

Niko Mörö, a Finnish student of chemical engineering at Aalto University in Helsinki, applied for a place on the UPM Bioforce trainee program 2015 on the first day applications were being accepted back in February. He was accepted in March and left for Germany in May. During a three-month internship at Nordland paper mill in Dörpen, Germany, he helped to solve a production problem that had been troubling the mill for years. After the internship, he used his experience as the basis for his thesis. Not bad for one summer in a small German village!

Destinations in 2016 

The Northern Europe Research Center in Lappeenranta (about 220 km northeast from Helsinki):
As a Bioforce trainee at the Northern Europe Research Center in Lappeenranta you will be part of our Analytical services and method development team. The main task will be to develop an analytical (chemistry) method that will be taken into use in our laboratories, the method development will consist of literature research work, practical laboratory work and testing, in addition to
the method validation.

Our ideal candidate should have a strong background preferably in analytical chemistry, have some previous laboratory work experience, be fluent in English and have good IT skills.

Kymi Mill in Kouvola, (about 150 km northeast from Helsinki):
1-2 positions will be available at our Kymi Mill in Kouvola. The project will be on paper or pulp production, but the exact focus area will be decided based on the chosen trainee’s skills as well as our needs. Please let us know your ideas in your application!

How and when to apply?

The application period to The UPM Bioforce traineeship 2016 has ended. 

Where to get more information?

If you have any further questions about the application process, call our Contact Centre on tel. +358 20 414 6600 or email ContactHR@upm.com.

OCT 27 2015

Learning and dancing with grannies at Changshu

Tiia Muhonen, fascinated with Chinese culture, saw the UPM Bioforce trainee program as a perfect chance to immerse herself into the culture while strengthening her expertise in process engineering, her field of study at the University of Oulu.Muhonen was ready to apply her fresh knowledge at the UPM Asia R&D Center in the summer after finishing her studies at the University of Oulu during spring.