25.8.2015 12:10
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Fingrid winner of the Responsible Summer Job campaign

Fingrid has won the Responsible Summer Job 2015 competition. The competition is part of the Responsible Summer Job campaign, organised by T-Media and Taloudellinen tiedotustoimisto TAT. The aim of the campaign is to challenge employers to offer young people more and better-quality summer jobs. In 2015, a total of 262 employers participated in the campaign. Fingrid won the large business category.
The Responsible Summer Job campaign awarded an employer that has excelled in the development of summer work. The goal of the award is to highlight good examples on how summer work can be developed and thus also encourage other employers to invest in high-quality summer jobs.

According to the campaign, principles of good summer work include
• Good candidate experience
• Meaningful work
• Induction and training
• Justice and equality
• Fair wages
• A written contract and a certificate of employment

This summer, Fingrid offered summer jobs to around thirty young people. Four youngsters, aged 14–17, were also able to gain work experience by participating in a two-weeks introduction to working life. Summer work was carried out at nearly all of Fingrid's offices around Finland and in all functions, from technical tasks to company administration.

The Responsible Summer Job competition asked for feedback on employers directly from young summer workers. According to the study, Fingrid was especially appreciated for its meaningful tasks and responsible operating practices in recruitment and hiring.

Tiina Miettinen, Senior Vice President, personnel and communications, is delighted, but not surprised, by the award presented to Fingrid. The company has before been placed among the best in the Great Place to Work in Finland competition, for example.
- Young students are an important interest group for the company. We want them to be interested in Fingrid as an employer when they later enter working life. That's why we consider it important to make sure that summer jobs and processes related to them are managed professionally and in cooperation with supervisors and the entire working community, says Miettinen.

Further information:
Tiina Miettinen, Senior Vice President, personnel and communications, tel. +358 30 395 5153 or
Jenni Toivonen, HR Manager, tel. +358 30 395 5193