This year, Valmet Automotive has recruited 650 new employees for car and battery manufacturing through online campaigns, meeting more than half of the need for a thousand people. Additional employees will be needed for both business lines already in August-September and therefore, online recruitment campaigns will be intensified during the summer.
With the current campaign, 350 people have already started in car manufacturing. Interest in Valmet Automotive’s open positions has been on a good level. There are now around 200 open positions for car builders, of which more than 100 are needed for production as early as in August-September.
Valmet Automotive is looking for personnel for two business lines with the same campaign. This year, 300 people have already been recruited for the Salo and Uusikaupunki battery plants, about 20% of them salaried employees. Currently, there are about 200 open positions for battery builders, the first of which will be needed in production soon after the summer vacation.
Meeting such significant recruiting needs during the summer and in increasing competition for employees in Finland requires intensified and more efficient online recruitment. Therefore, the online visibility of both car and battery manufacturing recruitment will be updated and expanded during the summer.
The information website www.carplantheroes.fi for car builders and the corresponding website for battery builders www.heippafossiilit.fi/en will be partially updated. Both business lines are also renewing their online advertising, and StaffPoint, Valmet Automotive’s recruitment partner, is running an online promotion campaign to support battery manufacturing recruitment.
Valmet Automotive is looking for employees for production, support functions and expert positions. Application forms for both car and battery builders can be accessed via Valmet Automotive’s website www.valmet-automotive.com. All jobs are permanent and Valmet Automotive trains all employees in their tasks.
Mikael Mäki, Manager, Corporate Communications, Valmet Automotive
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The Valmet Automotive Group is one of the largest vehicle contract manufacturers in the world, Tier 1 systems supplier for convertible roof systems and for battery systems. In its strategic development, Valmet Automotive Group focuses on electromobility with the development and manufacturing of battery modules as well as packs for electrified vehicles. The activities in the group are organized in three business lines: Manufacturing, EV Systems and Roof & Kinematic Systems. Since its founding in 1968, Valmet Automotive has produced more than 1.7 million vehicles at the Uusikaupunki, Finland plant. In Salo, near the Uusikaupunki plant, Valmet Automotive opened its first volume production of battery systems for the automotive industry in autumn 2019. The company has locations in Finland, Germany and Poland. Valmet Automotive’s largest shareholders are state-owned Finnish investment company Tesi and the Pontos Group, each with a stake of 38.46 %. 23.08 % is held by the Chinese Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), the world leading manufacturer of battery cells for electric vehicles.