Hello everyone! My name is Emilia Hyvätti and this summer, I’ll be working as a Training Coordinator trainee in Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy in Turku. I am a 26-year-old international business student from Turku School of Economics. I just finalized my bachelor’s thesis and I’ll be starting my master’s studies with a student exchange period to Seoul, South Korea next autumn semester.
This is my very first experience of working for Wärtsilä. My previous working history comes from several years in banking and insurance business, so jumping into the train at Wärtsilä’s stop is quite a big leap into the unknown for me. Though, this leap was totally intentional as I wanted to challenge myself more professionally this summer. I wanted into an international working environment and this is exactly what Wärtsilä is able to offer me. Not a day goes by that I wouldn’t use English. Here in WLSA we have a lot of course participants from Africa so my French is getting better as well!
I’ve been a trainee for a month now, and the days are just flying by. Every day there’s something new to learn and new cases to solve. Situations in our training centre, which is the busiest one in the world, can change rapidly and we have to adapt to these situations swiftly. Here, there are four coordinators, including me, so luckily we can put our wise heads together when dealing with challenges. Team work is essential in this job and I’m grateful for my lovely colleagues I have the chance to work with and to learn from.
I was quite nervous for coming to Wärtsilä as technical field of business is a little bit unfamiliar for me. But hey, isn’t the whole point of when starting your career to challenge yourself in order to find out what you truly want to do when you grow up? This is what I came to Wärtsilä for, to challenge myself, and currently I’m enjoying every minute of it.
I’ll tell you more about my job in the future posts during this summer, so let’s keep in touch!