Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Jämsänkoski, Rauma, Valkeakoski, Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Pietarsaari, Juupajoki, Joensuu, and Tampere
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17 - Manufacture of paper and paper products

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 September 2022
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2022
Foreseen end date
30 November 2022


The Finnish manufacturer of paper and wood products UPM is recruiting over 100 people under apprenticeship programmes in 11 different factories in Finland, in the municipalities of Jämsänkoski, Rauma, Valkeakoski, Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Pietarsaari, Juupajoki, Joensuu and Tampere. The application process for programmes will start on 1 September 2022 and the apprentice programme will start at the beginning of December 2022.

According to UPM, the aim is to offer permanent positions in factories at the end of the apprenticeship programmes. The students receive a professional qualification consisting of practical training and short theoretical studies in the field of production, automation, mechanical maintenance and power plants.

UPM has undergone multiple restructuring events recently. In 2020, UPM aimed to increase profitability by closing their production sites in Jämsä, cutting 450 jobs (UPM-2020a-FI), and Jyväskylä, cutting 147 jobs (UPM-2020b-FI).

UPM is a Finnish forest industry company with operations in 12 countries. At the end of 2021, the company employed 17,512 people in Finland.


  • 1 September 2022: UPM Press Release (www.upm.com)
  • 1 September 2022: Yle Uutiset (yle.fi)


Eurofound (2022), UPM, Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 107412, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107412.