Be the future - Summer jobs

Read more about our summer jobs that do not require fluent Finnish from this site. Application period lasts until the end of February 2018.

UPM offers about 1000 summer jobs in various locations in Finland. 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. We offer various jobs for English speakers in our global functions. Summer jobs at our production facilities require fluent Finnish.

Summer jobs offer 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 suit you best. Identifying your specific area of interest may prove helpful when planning the rest of your studies.

In general, 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. Other language skills are considered a bonus.

Application time for the summer 2018 has ended.
Thank you for your interest.

Steps of the Summer Recruitment process in Finland:

1. Get to know all the available summer jobs on these pages.
2. Leave your application for summer jobs via the link below. If you want, you can create a candidate profile after completing your application. Please note that our application system has changed in March 2017, so the previously created applicant profiles are no longer valid.
3. You will receive a confirmation email after submitting the application.
4. The applications will be processed in the units by supervisors and local HRs. In some of our locations, applications are processed already during the application period. For example, UPM Biocomposites starts making selections already in January.
5. We will arrange job interviews in the remaining teams from March to May.
6. We will notify all applicants of the results as soon as possible.
7. Work begins with signing of the contract and induction. Most of our summer jobs start in May, but both earlier and later starting times are possible.
8. Testimonials are prepared for all our summer workers at the end of summer.

If you have any further questions or need support with submitting your application please contact us at or +358 20 414 6600.

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 seen 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. Good luck with your application!


Our head office, the Biofore House is located in Helsinki. We offer summer jobs in IT, communications, sourcing, supply chain, environment and responsibility as well as finance and control. Our working community is international and daily working language is English.

Example: As a summer trainee in Communications you will get to work in many different tasks in communications. You have a strong interest in digital communications and you enjoy content creation in various communication channels, for example 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. In addition you have good cooperation skills and you communicate fluently with different stakeholders. You are already a bit further with your studies for example in communications, marketing, digital communications or similar.

Example: As a summer trainee in Group Credit Risk Management team 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.

Example: UPM Energy is looking for a summer trainee in Helsinki office with strong skills in programming and passion for digitalization and “big data” analyzing. In addition you are interested in machine learning, market modelling and energy market in general. In your studies you have achieved very good grades and are majoring for example in mathematics or physics.


Our global service center in Tampere offers summer jobs in IT, financial services, supply chain, customer service and invoicing as well as in the energy trading center of UPM Energy. The headquarter of Timber business offers summer jobs in supply chain, customer service and invoicing.

Example: UPM Paper ENA customer service prepares and handles orders from customers, supports 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 tasks that vary. In your studies you have focused mostly on business and economics either in university or university of applied sciences. Also other languages than English, especially Swedish and German are an asset.


UPM Logistics offers summer jobs both in operative and administrative teams. Administrative tasks include invoice verification and payment, maintenance and update of rates and routes, customs clearance procedures and logistics reporting and analytics. In operations jobs include sourcing of sea transport services from external service providers, daily booking operations and sea transport capacity management. Summer job provides an excellent opportunity to experience international business environment, have an insight in to teamwork and gain valuable work experience in maritime logistics and related support functions.


The headquarters of Plywood business offers summer jobs in research and development as well as in supply chain and stakeholder relations.

We value applicants who have positive and energetic attitude as well as self-initiative and sense of responsibility. In these positions English skills are a prerequisite and other language skills are seen as an asset. Tasks are varied and challenging and we are mainly looking for higher degree students of relevant fields of studies.

Biocomposites headquarters offers summer jobs in supply chain and customer service. In this position excellent language skills are a prerequisite and good skills especially in French are an asset. Work starts already in the early spring when the terrace building season starts. Please note that selections will be done during January.


Research and Development has a significant role in creating new business opportunities in modern forest industry. Our North European research center offers summer jobs in research and development. You will work as a research assistant or independently at the laboratory. As a research assistant, you will take part in projects, whereas at the laboratory you will conduct laboratory analyses and prepare laboratory reports independently. We are also looking for an assistant for office services. Your main tasks include e.g. logistics arrangements for R&D sample deliveries, meeting and travel arrangements and versatile administrative tasks. We are primarily aiming to hire students of a relevant field of study for the position.

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