Summer jobs

New skills, valuable work experience, and a vantage point in the rapidly changing biofore industry. A summer job at UPM offers exciting opportunities.

Application period for summer 2021 has ended.


Spend your best summer yet at UPM 

UPM summer jobs offer you a fascinating and challenging field of work and an opportunity to utilise the skills you have acquired during your studies. This is a great opportunity for exploring whether UPM could be your future employer on a more permanent basis. It can also help you find out which part of UPM's diverse operations suits you best. Identifying your specific area of interest may prove helpful when planning the rest of your studies.

We will hire several hundreds of summer trainees across Finland in 2021. Most of those are located at our production facilities, where fluent Finnish is essential. In our Global Functions however, we have positions that suit English speakers. You can find these by searching our site with all positions and typing “English” in the search box. It will always be disclosed in the job description if Finnish language is also needed in that specific position. 

Our last year’s summer trainees recommend UPM as an employer. In fact, many of our summer trainees return to our professional community the following year.

Join us in building expertise in bioforest industry and spend memorable summer at UPM.





  1. Check out our  summer job offering. All the positions can be found on one page.  Application period ends 14 February 2021.
  2. If applying for more than one position, utilise the applicant profile that is created in connection with your first application. Filling in the profile carefully with all possible details will save you a lot of  time when applying for several positions.
    In case you’ve applied to UPM before and already have a profile, remember to log in!

  3. Apply early, don't wait until deadline. We will start going through the applications with recruiting managers already during the application period.

  4. Done! You will receive a confirmation email after submitting each application.

Questions abuot the application process? Get in touch with us: or +358204146600.

Good job application

  1. Read the job ad carefully. Remember to write to the cover letter about your hobbies or other activities where you’ve gained experience, or skills mentioned in the job ad. Tell us why you think you would be fit for the position in question. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to us.
  2. The length of a resume/CV is about 1-2 pages long and summarizes your relevant work experience, skills and interests. You can also include a short description of yourself to add a more personal touch.
  3. Check your application and all attachments with extra care before submitting those. It may be beneficial to let a family member or a friend read your application. This way you can avoid repetition and possible typos and other mistakes. Well-thought-out application leaves a professional impression of you.

After the application period

  1. We will send an invitation for a video- or face to face interview to the email address provided in your application if your application seems like a good match for the position.
    We may also try to reach you by phone from the number provided in the application.
  2. Usually the interviews take place from March onwards but do not be surprised if we contact you earlier.
  3. We will make decisions and notify all applicants of the results as soon as possible. If you were not selected this time, we will save your applicant profile and may be in touch regarding similar positions you applied for. Please also keep an eye on our open positions!

Questions abuot the application process? Get in touch with us: or +358204146600.

Start of your UPM Summer

  1. Most of our summer positions start in May, but you may also start at other times.
  2. You will received an information package regarding you summer job at UPM. It will be sent to the email you have provided in your application. Please read it carefully and act upon instructions in a timely manner.
  3. Your summer at UPM begins with signing a contract and getting thorough induction to the job. Welcome to UPM!
  4. After your summer job is over, you will receive a work certificate from your manager.

Questions about the application process? Get in touch with us: or +358204146600.


Get to know our summer trainees