Valmet will employ over 400 summer trainees this year in Finland

Valmet Corporation's press release on May 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet will hire over 300 students as summer trainees and additionally over 100 young people through a Finnish summer job introduction program.

Valmet will employ summer trainees in 11 different cities in Finland this summer, with largest number of trainees in Tampere and Jyväskylä. Majority of the summer trainees will work in different production tasks. There are also positions in sales, marketing, product development and financial administration. Valmet primary offers the summer trainee positions to students in their own fields of studies to give them valuable work experience.

"Our summer jobs offer hundreds of young people the opportunity to gain valuable insights from a global company that needs versatile know-how. Our goal is that the trainees learn new skills and gain experiences, which will benefit them after they graduate. Learning is not only one-way, but also we gain new ideas and a true energy boost from the innovative summer trainees," says Julia Macharey Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Valmet.

For elementary and high school students Valmet offers summer job possibilities through the Finnish "Tutustu työelämään ja tienaa" summer job program. The program, targeted for 14- to 17-year-old students, aims to promote possibilities to learn about work life and to help adolescents to gain their first practical work experience.

Valmet supports the Responsible Summer Job 2016 campaign

Valmet participates in the "Responsible Summer Job" campaign for the second time. The campaign is coordinated by T-Media and the Finnish Economic Information Office (Taloudellinen tiedotustoimisto, TAT) together with corporate partners. The target of the campaign is to challenge companies to increase the amount and quality of summer jobs offered. Valmet wants to promote responsible practices to ensure the traineeships are safe and fair, and to give meaningful opportunities and experiences for the trainees.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Johanna Alasuutari, Manager, Talent Management, EMEA, Valmet, tel. +358 50 577 9189

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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