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Fennovoiman henkilöstön kehittämispäällikkö, Päivikki Aarni, ja henkilöstön koulutuspäällikkö, Emmi Hanhimäki

“Hanhikivi 1 is an exciting project in which people get to work and put their own competence to the test with great individuals of different ages and from different countries,” says Fennovoima’s HRD Manager Päivikki Aarni (left). Her colleague, Fennovoima’s Training Manager Emmi Hanhimäki, agrees. Photo by Raisa Ranta

Hanhikivi 1 project offers meaningful work

When Fennovoima recruits employees, candidates are sought all over the world. The Hanhikivi 1 project employs top talents from both Finland and abroad.

What is it like to work in an energy company of the future? According to Päivikki Aarni, Fennovoima’s HRD Manager, it is meaningful, above all.

“We working at Fennovoima are excited about our work. We get to influence the solutions of the future, since we are building carbon-neutral production of energy,” she says.

Once completed, the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant will produce 1,200 megawatts of clean electricity, which is approximately one tenth of Finland’s current electricity demand.

Fennovoima is characterized by diversity

Work in the Hanhikivi 1 project is multicultural. Fennovoima continuously hires more top talents in the nuclear power sector from around the world. Personnel already include professionals from thirty different countries, including as far away as Australia and Brazil.

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“Nearly all of our teams have at least one member from abroad, and the official language of the project is English."

The multicultural operations bring richness and add expertise to the organization, but Fennovoima is still strongly a Finnish company.

The Hanhikivi 1 project focuses on the future, and the planning of the power plant’s operating organization has already begun. In the coming years, the different stages of the project will offer positions and opportunities for both current personnel and new talents. Photo by Kuulu Oy

A wide range of talents is needed for the different stages of the Hanhikivi 1 project

Aarni characterizes Fennovoima as a company of experts. In addition to expertise in the nuclear power sector, the project needs a wide range of professionals from different engineering sectors, project management, supply chain management and quality management.

“Although we primarily hire experienced and highly educated talents, we consider young people to be the future of our company. The sector is predominantly male, and currently approximately 30 per cent of our personnel are women. However, we would like to see more women in our personnel.”

“We working at Fennovoima are excited about our work. We get to influence the solutions of the future, since we are building carbon-neutral production of energy.”

The Hanhikivi 1 project focuses on the future, and the planning of the power plant’s operating organization has already begun. In the coming years, the different stages of the project will offer positions and opportunities for both current personnel and new talents.

“We want to be prepared for the situation ten years from now,” says Aarni.

Up to half of the summer employees continued working at Fennovoima

The popularity of summer jobs demonstrates that young people clearly find Fennovoima an interesting employee. Last spring, 24 promising talents were selected from among hundreds of young applicants. Approximately half of them have continued working at Fennovoima as thesis writers and permanent employees.

“We have received extremely positive feedback from our summer employees. They have had the chance to work in interesting and responsible positions,” says Aarni.

An indication of Fennovoima’s diversity is the fact that the work community includes talents ranging from twenty-somethings to seasoned professionals well in their 60s. The average age of the employees is 43 years.

“We also like to hire professionals who are just about to retire or on part-time pension and who will share their experience and expertise with us younger generations. It is great to be able to offer work for talents of different ages.”