New skills, valuable work experience, and a vantage point in the rapidly changing biofore industry. A summer job at UPM offers exciting opportunities.
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UPM offers about 1000 summer jobs in various locations in Finland. Most of these are at our production facilities, where fluent Finnish is essential. In our Global Functions you can also work in English. 95% of last year’s summer workers recommend UPM as an employer. In fact, many of our summer workers return to our professional community the following year.
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Summer jobs in Global Functions
We offer various jobs for English speakers in our global functions. Summer jobs at our production facilities require fluent Finnish and you can view them on our Finnish website.
Global functions support our businesses all over the world. We value applicants who have positive and energetic attitude as well as self-initiative and sense of responsibility. In these positions excellent English skills are a prerequisite and other language skills are regarded as an asset. Tasks are diverse and challenging and we are mainly looking for higher degree students of relevant fields of studies.
Below you can find some examples of summer jobs available in global functions. The more detailed descriptions are examples as many functions have a need for more than one summer trainees and the exact job descriptions might vary as the work situation in the team changes.
Application time for summer jobs 2019 has now ended. Our aim is to make the selections soon!
Our head office, Biofore House, is located in the city centre of Helsinki. We offer summer jobs in IT, communications, legal, sourcing, supply chain, environment and responsibility as well as finance and control. Our work community is international and our daily working language is English.
Here are a few examples of available summer trainee positions:
Example: As a summer trainee in Communications you get to work in many different tasks in communications. We expect you to have a strong interest in digital communications and you should enjoy content creation for various communication channels, such as intranet, internet, and social media. In addition to writing and planning social media campaigns and posts, skills in photography, video shooting and editing will be an asset. We expect you to have achieved an advanced level of studies in the field of communications, marketing, digital communications, or a related field.
Example: As a summer trainee in UPM Occupational health and safety team you will actively communicate about occupational health and safety topics at UPM. Working as part of the OHS team you will produce content to digital communication channels, especially e-learning content to UPM digital Learning environment. Your genuine interest and passion towards health and safety topics will be considered an asset.
Example: As a summer trainee in Environment and Responsibility team you get to work in versatile tasks related to UPM’s responsibility reporting. Your work will also include communications on our website. We expect you to have a strong interest and some background in corporate responsibility and an eye on especially digital communications. You should be fluent in English as well as Finnish.
Example: As UPM Legal team summer trainee you will support the legal team in versatile assignments, including data collection and preparing of background materials for example in governance issues, contract law, finance and trade law and drafting of corporate documentation. You will also support in compliance related topics, such as trade law related questionnaires, document and records management and act as a back-up for Legal Specialist. Also, you will get to participate in the implementation of Legal Team’s strategy and other development projects. Ideally you have already studied law for a few years in university or university of applied sciences and have a genuine interest and drive to learn and grow as a legal professional. You are also fluent in Finnish and English and able to work preferably from May to August 2019. Earlier work experience in law firm or law department is not a must but is considered an advantage.
Example: As a summer trainee for Credit Risk Management you analyze and interpret financial information and monitor portfolio development. You have an analytical and constructively critical mindset. You cope well under pressure, enjoy fast-paced working environment and have excellent communication and team working skills. In your studies you have focused for example on finance or accounting.
UPM Advanced Analytics team serves all UPM Business Areas by analyzing data and building mathematical models (e.g., optimization, statistical, simulation) to solve relevant business problems. We are looking for a trainee that can participate in one or more projects during the summer. The candidate should have basic mathematical knowledge, preferably University-level studies in areas such as statistics or optimization and good computer skills, preferably including programming (e.g., Python language). If you have curious mind and are eager to learn, please apply! For this position, select Finance & Control in the application form.
Our offices in Tampere offer summer jobs in IT, financial services, sourcing, supply chain, customer service and invoicing as well as in UPM Energy. Our Timber business headquarters offers summer jobs in supply chain, customer service and invoicing. Tampere offices are based in Tulli and Dynamo Business parks and our Raflatac site at Tesoma, Tampere.
Example: UPM Communication Papers customer service prepares and handles orders from customers, supporting both domestic and foreign customers, and communicates with other stakeholders both externally and internally at UPM. In addition, the customer service team takes care of invoicing and export documentation. The work environment is fast-paced and the work itself independent with varying tasks. In your studies you have ideally focused mostly on business and economics either in university or university of applied sciences. Other languages than English, especially Swedish and German, are an asset.
Example: As a sourcing summer trainee at Tesoma, Tampere, you will execute and develop selected source to pay related processes, such as opening new items and vendors as well as managing the supplier evaluation process and information management. You will participate in sourcing processes and tool development, implementation activities and support environment creation. You will also conduct product safety related customer inquiries and manage them together with our stakeholders and suppliers. In your studies in a relevant field you are preferably on your second or third year and you communicate and present fluently in written and spoken English. Fluent Finnish is an asset and most importantly, your genuine interest in global procurement and sourcing processes and tools is very valuable.
Example: As a data analysis summer trainee in UPM Finance Operations in Tampere you will participate in developing analytics based reporting together with our team of data analysts. In this summer job you will benefit from knowledge of e.g. Lavastorm, Dataverse, Azure, PowerBI and Tableau. Of course, you needn’t be an expert in all of these but knowledge of some of them will give you a good starting point. Your educational background can be for example in computer science, industrial engineering, statistics or other relevant field. Great visualization skills are appreciated as the very essence of a great report is the ability to bring the key information forward in a simple way, from a large quantity of data. In addition, we wish that you have a curiosity and interest towards finance. In this position English is a must but you will also benefit from Finnish language skills. When applying to this position please choose the location “Tampere, Finance Operations” on the application form.
UPM Logistics offers summer jobs both in our operative and administrative teams. You will perform administrative tasks such as invoice verification and payment, maintenance and update of rates and routes, customs clearance procedures, and logistics reporting and analytics. Our operations jobs include sourcing of sea transport services from external service providers, daily booking operations and sea transport capacity management. A summer job in Kotka provides an excellent opportunity to build experience in an international business environment, gain insights into teamwork and acquire valuable work experience in maritime logistics and related support functions.
The headquarters of our Plywood business offers summer jobs for trainees in research & development, as well as in Supply Chain Management, Sales Support and Customer Service. Please select customer service on the form in case you would like to apply for Sales support position.
We value applicants who have a positive and energetic attitude as well as self-initiative and a sense of responsibility. We regard English skills as essential and other language skills as an asset. The tasks we offer are varied and challenging, and we are mainly looking for higher degree students in relevant fields of studies.
Our Biocomposites headquarters offers summer jobs in supply chain and customer service. Excellent English skills are a prerequisite, and good skills especially in French are an asset. Our summer workers join our team early in the spring at the beginning of the terrace-building season. Please note that we select applicants for this team already in January.
Our Research and Development plays a significant role in creating new business opportunities in the modern forest industry. Our North European research centre offers summer jobs in research and development, either as a research assistant or independently in the laboratory. Our research assistants take part in projects, whereas our laboratory workers conduct analyses and prepare laboratory reports independently. We primarily aim to hire students from a relevant field of study for the position.
How it goes
- Get to know the available summer jobs.
- Apply via the link below. Fill in the application form carefully. You can also attach your CV or other attachments. If you want, you can create a candidate profile after completing your application.
- Done! You will receive a confirmation email after submitting the application. Your application form is only visible to us and you cannot edit it afterwards.
- Please wait patiently while the applications are processed in the units by supervisors and local HRs.
- We will invite you to an interview if your application seems like a good match for the position. Usually the interviews take place from March onwards but in some locations (e.g. Biocomposites) the applications are processed already during the application period.
- We will notify all applicants of the results as soon as possible. If you were not selected this time, we will save your applicant profile in case you created one. Keep an eye on our open positions!
- Got a summer job? Congratulations! Most of our summer positions start in May, but both earlier and later starting times are possible.
- Your summer at UPM begins with signing a contract and getting introduced to the job. Welcome!