Our next Graduate Programme's application time will be January - February 2019. More information on the 12 month programme will be available in December 2018.
UPM is a global forest and paper industry giant— but also an agile and innovation-driven bio product company focused on building a sustainable future for all of us. Biofore is our strategy and the driving force behind everything we do. In Biofore the bio and forest industries integrate to create new high quality alternatives to non-renewable materials. Profitably and responsibly. The Bioforce Graduate Programmes are a part of this movement. You can be a part of this movement.
Our story began with paper and to this day it is the cornerstone of our company and our biggest business. We are the market leader in graphic paper production and work hard in making sure that all our paper is sustainably sourced, manufactured and disposed of. Because of this we have been widely recognised for being good to the environment, the people and the society around us. The competence and drive of our people is what makes all of this possible.
If you are recently graduated or have worked for a couple of years, apply for the Bioforce Graduate Programme in paper production, maintenance and sales and start a rewarding career with us. There are eleven unique positions available in four different countries. Two in sales and nine in our paper mills' production and maintenance.
The two sales positions offer a fast-paced, exciting, international working environment and the positions in the mills a unique opportunity to learn from the very best and become a world-class expert in papermaking. Believe us, there's a lot to learn! In both sales and mill positions we value an energetic, open attitude and a positive outlook. After the traineeship you will have a permanent home with us!
The positions are based in Germany, Finland, France and Russia. The two sales positions are located in Paris, France and Moscow, Russia and the nine production or maintenance positions at nine different UPM mills in Finland (Jämsä, Rauma, Valkeakoski), France (Chapelle) and Germany (Augsburg, Dörpen, Hürth, Plattling).
The candidates will apply directly for a specific role. All of the positions begin with a prep year in September 2018 after which the trainee will move on to a permanent position at UPM during 2019. After the first six months in the base location, the trainees work in one or two other positions for three months. One of the assignments will be in another country, if feasible.
The Bioforce Graduate Programme offers a bit more than your basic trainee programme. It includes face-to-face and virtual learning days to keep you well informed and up-to-date on all that is important. All participants will also have their own development plan and a personal mentor. Experienced and inspiring UPM manager mentors provide coaching for the trainees throughout the programme. Getting to know you is a great benefit to the mentor, and through them, to the whole company!
The programme offers unique work experience, opportunities for personal growth and an inspirational view on a truly global company – and most importantly, a whirlwind start to a career with many opportunities for future development.
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 think so!
The programme is conducted in English, therefore good 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.
Apply for the positions during 1 - 30 April 2018 . The application time has been extended in France, Russia until 31 May and in Valkeakoski, Finland until 10 June. These changes have an effect to the schedule below.
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