Practical training for young people

The need for fixed term employees is high in the retail sector. In all, 18 per cent of the Stockmann Group's employees were fixed-term employees in 2014. The proportion of fixed-term and seasonal employees is larger during the Crazy Days campaign and the summer and Christmas seasons in the retail trade. During 2015, Stockmann’s Finnish department stores had approximately 1 ,500 Crazy Days campaign helpers both in the spring and in the autumn.

The Department Store Division and Fashion Chain Division provide many young people with an opportunity to become familiar with working life through the practical training periods arranged by various educational and training institutions. During 2015, the department stores and support functions offered work experience to almost 500 summer employees and more than 400 interns.

Crazy Days campaign and retail trade's seasons offer a chance to get acquainted with the retail trade's everyday routine. Young people value Stockmann as a workplace. Trainee Martti Kähkönen in the Helsinki city centre department store.