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Summer Power 2021 Finland

The application period has ended! Thank you for your interest.

We will be notifying all candidates on the results by 6.4.2021.

What is Summer Power?

Summer Power is the trainee program for Wärtsilä Finland.
We are looking for motivated, energetic students who share our values of “Energy, Excellence and Excitement”. We want to create opportunities and make things happen, do better than anyone else in our industry and foster openness, respect and trust to create excitement. Work with us and support our purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology.

Our Summer Power campaign offers over 300 summer trainee positions in Finland. These positions are mainly in Vaasa but there are opportunities in Turku and Helsinki as well. We employ students from all technical and business fields to work with us in different positions in various tasks, depending on the department and the area they are interested in.

These are the Summer Power application categories for 2021. You can choose to apply to one or more categories, based on your experience and interest.

In Manufacturing and Assembly the available trainee positions are mostly in Delivery Center Vaasa. Available tasks are in engine laboratories, test run, manufacturing , assembly and machining lines.

In Engineering and R&D the available positions have versatile technical tasks for example in Project Management, Research & Development, Technical Documentation, Engineering, Design and Automation & Testing.

In Business Administration and HR the available positions are general business related, commercial tasks within for example Administration, Business Development or Human Resources.

In Financial Services the available positions are mainly in Wärtsilä Shared Service functions, such as Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Master Data and Travel Expenses. But other possibilities include position for example in Finance & Control, Trade Finance, Invoicing, Export documentation etc.

In Marketing and Communication the available positions are either in our local corporate communication team or in our global business driven teams within Marine Business or Energy Business in Finland. The tasks are all related to content creation, documentation and stakeholder communication.

In Sales, Purchasing and Supply Chain the available positions have versatile tasks related to sales and purchasing processes with stakeholder cooperation, material management and sourcing. Other available opportunities are for example in Supply Chain Management operations.

In Information Management the available positions are mostly in our IM organisation or in Cyber Security. The trainee tasks can be for example in Robotics Process Automation,Programming and Coding, Data Mining and Analytics or in Vulnerability Management.

In Legal the available trainee positions are either in Legal and Contract Management within our Marine Business, in Legal Affairs within our Energy Business or in other departments where support in legal related tasks is required with for example contracts. Tasks in all mostly focus on international transactions and contract law.

If you have any questions, please check the Q & A here first.

For further questions please contact

Please note that the summer job positions are for students only and there is no relocation costs and/or immigration support available for these positions.

“I feel that as my employer, Wärtsilä did everything possible to make my summer job experience better during these challenging times this summer.”

-Trainee 2020
“Both the community and the colleagues here are great. If you are unsure about anything, you can ask help from anyone and they will support you.”

- Trainee 2020
“I enjoyed the work! It forced me to grow individually and professionally. It has been nice networking while getting to know the company." 

-Trainee 2020

Summer Power Virtual

"Most innovative summer job practice in 2020"

What is Summer Power virtual?

In 2020 we were all faced with a new normal that for most Wärtsilians meant working remotely and not being around their colleagues every day. This meant finding new ways to stay connected, even when welcoming our new summer trainees in May and June.

Since for many trainees this exceptional summer was the first one at Wärtsilä, we understood that it was more important than ever to make sure our newest Wärtsilians feel welcome, have a way to connect with people and to see how much we appreciate their work. We wanted to create alternative ways to network, learn and to get together. That is why we created Summer Power Virtual- a completion of campaigns and events launched by the local HR to support the professional and personal interests of our trainees with the help of our managers. This initiative also received the award for the “most innovative summer job practice” through Oikotie`s Vastuullinen Kesäduuni campaign (Read the full story (in Finnish) here.)

What was done exactly?

The Summer Power Virtual consisted of different initiatives and events aimed directly for our trainees. Some of the initiatives were pre-planned but most were decided based on requests from the trainees themselves. This all included:

  • the Summer Trainee 2020 Yammer community
  • 7 Summer Power Virtual online events
  • A pilot for our managers to thank their trainees
  • Gathering feedback with different surveys

We started by creating an online community where all our trainees were welcome to join, discuss and ask questions on what ever topic was on their mind. This channel was also used in communication and promoting up-coming events. The events themselves included both formal professional themes like getting to know our international career opportunities through interesting career stories and non-Wärtsilä related general topics, such as how to optimize your LinkedIn.

We also wanted to activate the managers, which is why we created a thank-you campaign with an easy approach to promote the importance of giving continuous feedback. Through this campaign, the managers would give a concrete thank you message with feedback and a small tangible gift – a voucher for free ice cream. This initiative was well received and lead to over 180 personalised messages in 1 month, with over 93% of the managers showing interest to participate again.  

Because continuous improvement is very important to us,we gathered feedback from our trainees through multiple surveys related to different aspects of the Summer Power Virtual program. Through these results we came up with new event concepts and ended up also having a wrap-up session where all the feedback and results were openly shared with the participants.

“What we truly realized through this initiative, was that sometimes things that may seem small at first can have a big impact. What running a program like this mostly required was effort and cooperation. So why not do it?” says Tiia-Maria Kinnula, HR Coordinator and one of the organisers behind the concept.

Will the program be re-launched in 2021?

That`s the plan! Because the initiative was well-received and managed to activate both the managers and trainees, we feel that it is important to continue with this concept. Our plan is to also expand and develop the event further, maybe next year we can also meet face to face! If you join Wärtsilä this, summer – be sure to take part in Summer Power Virtual as well!

Summer Power Q&A

Answers to most common questions about Summer Power

Summer Power Stories

Old stories from former Wärtsilä trainees

Wärtsilä Voice

Meet the Wärtsilä Voices, hear stories from our people and keep up with Wärtsilä Finland.

We are also a part of the Responsible Summer Job 2021 campaign, which means that we are committed to offering high quality summer jobs.


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