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That feeling when

At Valmet, you’re not through with learning at the end of orientation – quite the opposite. We encourage you to gain new skills and grow professionally throughout your career with us and provide the opportunities to do so. We don’t believe learning only happens in the classroom so we follow a 70-20-10 learning approach; 70% occurs through on the job learning, 20% through learning relationships and 10% through structured learning.

Juliann Frank…you've taught someone something

"As a manager, I try to be a mentor. Being a mentor helps with career development, higher potential development and diverse training and knowledge transfer." -Juliann Frank, Beloit, WI, USA



On the job learning, however, does not include throwing anyone in the deep end without proper training. Learning begins as soon as someone joins us, with an in-depth, structured onboarding plan to help the newcomer familiarize themselves with their role, their colleagues and Valmet as a whole. Next up are functional basics and Valmet fundamentals, which apply to all Valmet employees and cover issues such as processes, tools, safety and more. The business lines, areas and functions also contribute to the training mix, holding trainings on relevant business critical issues. Once equipped with the knowledge you need to succeed, you’re free to take a dip.

Valmet's global training portfolio is designed to motivate individuals and inspire new thinking, bring minds together from around the world, and ultimately, support growth and drive our strategic initiatives and Must-Wins. When building these programs we do not settle for the ordinary but create new learning methods – like the “meeting points” concept, which brings Forward Strategy and Fast Forward program participants together for unique networking and mentoring opportunities.

We are currently running seven global training programs: Forward Strategy, Fast Forward, Networking in Procurement, Champions in Services and Leading through Lean, Sales Journey and Innovation Pathways - with another in the pipeline concentrating on project execution and innovation. So far more than 1000 Valmet professionals have participated the programs since they began in 2015 and the feedback and results have been great.

Career stories
Igor Panassol

Igor Panassol

Igor has lived a lot within Valmet. He’s worked for Valmet on three continents, held positions in multiple Valmet businesses, met hundreds of Valmeteers, and worked with dozens of customers.

Juulia Liimatainen

Juulia Liimatainen

Juulia is the first to admit that she craves learning new things, improving herself and the business. Two years ago, she was looking for a change and found it internally. She took a role as a project manager.

Yutong Feng

Yutong Feng

Feng’s career with Valmet landed him in Indonesia, 5000 kilometers from where he worked on Pulp&Energy business in China for the better part of 20 years.

Marko Avikainen

Marko Avikainen

Marko’s journey with Valmet started in the summer of 1998 as a measurement development trainee in Rautpohja’s Process Analyses Department. Since then he has moved and grown within and around Valmet in R&D, paper technology and mill improvements.

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