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Ranked number nine in the category of large businesses, Gasum did well in the Responsible Summer Job Contest 2017 carried out by T-Media. A total of 128 employers participated in the contest, and as many as over 6,000 summer workers responded. The contest was carried out as an online survey in June and July 2017, and the winners were selected on the basis of the overall feedback received from summer workers. They assessed employers with regard to various factors, such as the job seeking process, orientation, meaningfulness of tasks and equal opportunities. Success in the contest will further support Gasum’s corporate responsibility goal of promoting responsibility together with our interest groups.
The winner of the Responsible Summer Job Contest 2017 was the real estate investor Kojamo in the category of large businesses and Kraton Chemical in the category of medium-sized businesses. In the category of large businesses, the employment pension company Ilmarinen came second and the clean technology company Ensto third. Lasten Kesä, an NGO organising camping activities for children, was placed second and Alfa Laval Aalborg, a company specialising in machinery and metal, third in the category of SMEs.
Summer jobs are important to young Finns
According to the Responsible Summer Job 2017 survey conducted by T-Media, Finnish employers manage their summer job matters well. At the same time, young people's interest in the working life increases. However, employers often miss the opportunity to inspire young people to seek work in their respective fields.
According to the survey, more than 90 per cent of summer workers would also be ready to work in the same company in future. Yet just over a half of them feels that the summer job increased their interest in the employer’s line of business.
Judged by the survey results, a summer job often becomes a one-off experience instead of inspiring career choices. For employers, summer jobs provide an excellent opportunity to show what their line of business has to offer. Indeed, many businesses already work hard to attract young employees. Employers also carry a great responsibility for the young to find their careers in the ever-changing working life.
“For us, it is important to promote responsibility and encourage active young people to join the business of the future and work in the energy sector for cleaner tomorrow. Every year we employ dozens of summer workers in our offices in Espoo, Kouvola, Tampere, Imatra, Hyvinkää and Helsinki. Summer jobs vary greatly from finance to maintenance. Our summer jobs for 2018 will be published in January,” says Anja Kuparinen, Gasum’s Vice President, Human Resources.
Carried out by the Economic Information Office TAT and T-Media, the Responsible Summer Job Campaign 2017 had a record number of 371 participating employers who offered over 55,000 responsible summer jobs. The participants committed to six principles of the best summer job practice: a good applicant experience, a meaningful job, orientation and guidance, fairness and equality, reasonable pay and a written employment contract and reference.
TOP 10 businesses in the Responsible Summer Job Contest 2017
Category of large businesses:
Category of SMEs:
Alfa Laval Aalborg
4H associations in the Helsinki metropolitan area
Read more about T-Media’s Responsible Employer Campaign