The most interesting thing about my position in corporate sustainability is how it’s giving me a viewpoint of how sustainability work is done across the whole organization. Metso is a global company and different locations can have different challenges. Sometimes it might be hard to focus on the bigger picture, especially as a newcomer in the company. It has been great to notice how by the end of the summer my tasks, one piece at a time, have actually started to relate to the bigger picture and be a part of the whole.
During the summer I’ve learned loads about sustainability work in global corporations. This was my first summer job that focuses purely on sustainability topics, and it’s been great deepening my knowledge and seeing how these themes come to action, both in strategy and in concrete actions.
I also improved my skills working with different tools and programs. My proficiency in the most loved office program, Microsoft Excel, grew considerably. New and interesting addition to my skillset is that I’ve gotten a glimpse to data analytics and Power BI, and how to utilize it in day-to-day work.
My team has been a great support through all of this. I have a supporting manager and colleagues, that have taken the time to coach me through my tasks and the working environment. Everyone I’ve worked with has made me feel welcome and as a part of Metso.
One of my highlights of the summer was the Summer Trainee Day that HR organized for us. All Metso summer trainees gathered in Espoo, and we had a fun day full of activities. It was great to hear from different people in different locations about their positions and how our jobs might be linked to each other. Another highlight that’s personal to me, has been noticing the growth of my professional confidence. I’ve gotten to a point where I’ve started to trust my abilities and observations more and act on them.
To anyone considering applying to Metso: Do it. During my summer here I’ve received real responsibilities and real tasks and been given support and room to grow. That’s all I could ask for, and I’m excited to be a part of this team and Metso.