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Helsinki Airport is one of Finland’s largest summer job zones

23.5.2017 at 07:14
Finavia Group will employ 150 young people throughout Finland this summer. Helsinki Airport and Aviapolis together form one of Finland’s largest summer job zones, where hundreds of young people start summer work at and near the airport.

Finavia Group provides jobs to 150 young people throughout Finland this summer. High-school students and university students join us in the summer, for example in customer service and upkeep positions, as well as in Group services such as communications and marketing units.

“We want to offer young people a meaningful work experience, and to support them in developing the skills needed in working life. We are part of the Responsible Summer Job campaign, and we hope that the summer with Finavia will create positive working experiences for young people,” says Finavia HR Partner Sami Laine.

The Aviapolis business cluster close to Helsinki Airport employs around 35,000 permanent employees, in a total of about 1,800 companies. Many Aviapolis companies employ young people during the summer, for example in the hotel and restaurant sector, sales and customer services, and in technology, aeronautics, and security.

The commercial operators of Helsinki Airport also offer young people summer jobs in the airport’s restaurants and stores.

Finnair will employ about 50 summer workers this year, most of them as aircraft mechanics and check-in clerks. Finnair’s summer jobs are mainly given to students in the sector and to recent graduates.

“Summer workers are of great importance for filling in for regular staff who are on holiday. Summer is a very busy time, and of course it is essential for us to maintain seamless flight operations every single day,” says Inka Ikonen from Finnair’s communications department.

Finnair Kitchen, a catering service provider that was established in April 2017 and serves nearly 500 catering professionals, will also hire summer workers, especially in the coming years.

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