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Orion – one of the most popular employers in Finland

Orion production

In Universum’s student survey on ideal workplaces Orion was ranked third by natural science students.

The Natural Resources Institute Finland was the student’s number one choice and the Finnish Environment Institute their second.

“Third place is a great achievement and makes us very proud and happy. This is also an award for our systematic work to continuously improve our employer brand over the long term,” commented Olli Huotari, Senior Vice President, Corporate Functions.


About the survey

Universum’s student survey offers Finnish students an opportunity to express their views on employers and working life. The results reveal what students appreciate in their dream employer: Finnish students’ expectations of their future job focus on variety, work-life balance and meaningfulness. They also appreciate a competitive salary, support from their supervisor and training opportunities.

“In a potential job, natural science students most appreciate variety, a competitive salary, a friendly atmosphere, job stability, ethical standards and good references for future jobs. The students recognise these factors in Orion, and the company can be really proud of this,” says Mika Sallinen, Country Manager at Universum.

Remaining attractive

Orion has earned high rankings among natural science students in previous years as well. It has been among the four best employers since 2015. However, maintaining a high ranking in the future will require more work and investment: “In the future, success will require learning faster than the surrounding world changes. Employers must also be able to offer jobs that are in line with this reality. With competition for the best talent intensifying, this is the only way for employers to remain attractive,” Sallinen continues.

Orion production in Espoo. Photo: Rob Örthen