My name is Vilma Vaaheranta and I´m originally from Rauma, Finland. After finishing high school, I didn’t know what I would like to study next, so I took one year off and did some varied work. I was still a little unsure of my future plans after the year but decided to apply for International Business studies. I was selected and later graduated as a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2018. During my studies, we had a couple of HR courses and I became very interested in the subject. Therefore, after graduation, I applied for a job as an HR Coordinator and got the job. After almost two years I wanted to deepen my theoretical knowledge and started my current studies in a two-year Master´s program called Strategic Human Resources Management and Labor Relations at the University of Gothenburg.
In our Master’s program, we have a possibility to do an internship. I figured it would be a great possibility and applied for Metso Outotec in the beginning of 2021. The position I applied for was a basic summer trainee position but I´m grateful that the company was willing to offer me two months full-time internship starting from April already before the summer. So, my career at Metso Outotec started in the beginning of April as an HR Intern and continued three more months until the end of August as Human Resources Summer Trainee at Tampere office. I believe this was a win-win situation for both parties since there was a lot of work due to about 180 summer trainees starting, who needed to be hired, and for me to find both an internship and a summer job.