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Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries.

Our more than 19,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. Valmet’s net sales in 2023 were approximately EUR 5.5 billion. Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.

Valmet is organized around five business lines and five geographical areas. The business lines are Services, Flow Control, Automation Systems, Pulp and Energy and Paper. The areas are North America, South America, EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa), Asia Pacific, and China. The areas are responsible for sales, providing services that meet customers’ needs and support of project deliveries in their respective regions.

Human resources

Human Resources is a fascinating and important part of our organisation – we shape and deliver strategies in areas like recruitment, learning, reward and inclusion to make sure we have the people, skills and perspectives we need to deliver for our customers, now and in the future.

Our summer internship

Our Human Resources summer internship has been designed to give you a taste of what it’s like to work with us, along with valuable experience to help guide your career choices. Over the course of this thirteen-week programme, you can look forward to:

  • Learning about Valmet’s culture, values and goals
  • Getting involved with our day-to-day work, including a structured approach to people processes
  • Exploring your capability by taking part in business improvement projects, including
    • Updating policy documents to ensure a harmonised set of policies
    • Developing the HR pages of the Valmet UK SharePoint site to include separate areas for:
      • People Policies & Employee Handbook
      • Health & Wellbeing, including Employee Assistance Programme
      • Pension Scheme details
      • Employee (non-Pension) Benefits
    • Make progress with uploading employee documents to Workday (HRIS) as a single source of data
    • Develop and produce Total Reward Statements for all employees
  • Developing your collaboration, creative-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Seeing first-hand how we deliver an outstanding service for our customers (c150 UK employees, including 14 UK managers and 25 overseas managers of UK employees)

Entry requirements

To be eligible for our Human Resources summer internship, you’ll need:

  • To be in your 2nd or 3rd year of university on relevant undergraduate degree course
  • To be on course to achieving a 2:1 in your degree
  • Great communication skills
  • A passion for understanding and supporting others
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative approach
  • Ideally, some work experience in a commercial setting
  • Independent driver and driving licence holder
  • Be able to work full-time (37.5 hours per week) and attend our Darwen, Lancashire office (postcode: BB3 3BA) at least 3 days per week.

How you’ll benefit

We’ll reward you with a competitive salary, subject to experience, + 6 days annual leave, + public holidays. We also have a flexible approach to work, focusing on getting the job done! Plus, you can expect to:

  • Learn from industry experts and immediately apply your learnings
  • Test and learn new approaches in a safe, inclusive environment
  • Start building a global professional network
  • Grow your confidence, build your resilience, and elevate your presence
  • Experience first-hand what it’s like working in a purpose-driven organisation

Ready to apply?

The application window for this programme will be open until we receive enough applications. When that happens, we’ll close the programme to new applications.

Please apply with CV and covering letter using the ‘Apply’ button below. If you have any queries, please ask Kevin Lusher, HR Manager ( Selection will be via Teams video call and face to face meeting at our Darwen location.

Diversity and inclusion

The Valmet community is a diverse one. We have over 19 000 individuals working in more than 40 countries and representing 85 nationalities. We value teamwork as an important part of our organization’s success. In working together, we respect each other’s points of view and encourage regular exchange of ideas.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities for all employees, regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origins, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or beliefs, sex, and sexual orientation. We recognize the business benefits of having a diverse workforce and we aim to create and sustain a work environment that appreciates diversity.

Our values form the foundation for everything we do at Valmet

The values: support our vision and strategy, guide our behaviour and decision making, connect us as Valmet, and inspire us as a community. Read how we are living our values.

  • Customers: We move our customers' performance forward
  • Renewal: We promote new ideas to create the future
  • Excellence We improve every day to deliver results
  • People: We work together to make a difference