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 2017. 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.

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 2017, the department stores and support functions offered work experience to 300 summer employees and 330 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.