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HR experience from Wärtsilä!

Jan 10, 2017

My Wärtsilä journey started already two years ago, when I applied for a summer job. Soon I got a call and was interviewed for a human resource (HR) trainee position. I got to say that the recruitment process was smooth and I was informed very well. I got the job and this summer job was perfectly matching to my studies, since I am studying management and focusing on human resource management.

Therefore, during the summer 2015 and 2016 (and in-between part-timely) I was a HR trainee in Vaasa (City). HR team there was rather small, just me, my boss and two colleagues, but I got to know my team members very well which was nice. Our team was a part of bigger HR team that was located in Runsor (in Vaasa) and in Turku, so I got also experiences of the remote team work.

My job tasks varied a lot and the days were never similar. My duties included for example organizing well-being related events and superior trainings, internal marketing about HR-topics, handling the temporary lay-off forms, modifying different Excel-sheets and taking part in a one bigger project where I mapped all the HR processes.

All in all I got many friends during the Wärtsilä years, as well learned many important skills for my studies and my future career. In addition, I profit more from my studies when I have relevant working experience. The picture below was taken from a boat trip that we did together with my team, so as you see the summer in Vaasa can bring you many memories as well at work as outside the work. I encourage you all to apply for a summer job position at Wärtsilä and join the summerpower! 

- Annukka

Summer Power-Annukka

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