"The most meaningful part about the job is that there's always something to do – and you never feel that you're alone"
Nicholas Mphande, seasonal worker
Nicholas Mphande was looking for a job for the summer of 2023 and decided to apply to Anora on the advice of his friend. "I also read about Anora as a workplace on the company's website, and it gave me a positive impression," says Nicholas. The recruitment process was swift and work at Anora's Rajamäki factory began already a few weeks after Nicholas had sent his application.
Nicholas' tasks began with learning to operate the R3 series packaging line, where he worked as a machine operator for most of the summer. Although the new tasks seemed challenging at the beginning, helpful colleagues and easily approachable supervisors supported the learning process. "I didn't have previous experience from this type of work, but I've enjoyed the new tasks form day one," says Nicholas. "The opportunity to apply what I've learned to new situations has has also been valuable. For example, managing disruption situations on the line were challenging at the beginning and called for some brainwork, and they may still cause problems at times. However, there hasn't been anything that I've felt I couldn't get resolved – with the support of others, for example, if I don't know how to do it myself." Nicholas believes that his skills in working with various machines and equipment will be useful for his future career plans as well.
In addition to the 3-series packaging line, Nicholas' work at Anora has included working on various tasks on other lines as well, which has brought nice versatility to the work. "The most meaningful part about the job is that there's always something to do and the time passes easily while doing it."
In Nicholas' opinion, Anora has been an excellent workplace – and there is also a clear reason for that: coworkers. "Since the beginning, I've felt that there's a low threshold for asking for help and that you can get help whenever you need it. The supervisors have been approachable, encouraging and flexible as well," says Nicholas. "You never feel like you're alone or don't know what to do."
Ilkka Sainio's summer job at the Rajamäki plant offered hands-on experience in production, supporting his future university studies as well.
The work atmosphere and meaningful tasks have motivated Teemu Hirvi to apply for a job at the Rajamäki plant, where he has now worked over several summers.
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