17.6.2019 / Excited about summer work

During May and June eSett’s organization has received valuable new resources to complement the permanent team during the holiday season. eSett employs three summer trainees during 2019. Alexandra Starck and Sasu Saalasti are already familiar to the organization. They worked at eSett during summer 2018 and Sasu has continued working with us part-time alongside with his studies until now. Olli Komulainen is our newest addition to the crew as he started his eSett career at the beginning of June 2019. eSett has noticed the value of summer trainees also during the past years as already three of our former summer trainees have continued their work in eSett throughout their studies and are now working in permanent positions within the organization. “Summer trainees have made a big difference in our work. The whole organization always looks forward to summer trainees starting their work with us. Besides their work effort trainees bring new thoughts, youthful energy and new ideas to the crew.” states eSett Executive Vice President (HR, Communications and Corporate Development) Suvi Lokkinen. But what do the trainees themselves think about summer work and eSett?

 

 

 

Who are you?
My name is Alexandra and I’m 21 years old. I live in Oulu, but I moved back to Espoo for the summer. I am studying Business at Oulu University.

Why did you want to come and work at eSett?
Before my first summer at eSett I didn’t know a lot about the company. I knew someone working at eSett and I had only heard great things, so I decided to apply. Last summer it was really nice working at eSett. Everybody welcomed me warmly and the work crew was a lot of fun. My induction training from my colleagues was great. I got more and more responsibilities which made the work interesting. After the summer 2018 I moved to northern Finland to Oulu and started my university studies there. As I was asked if I would like to come and work at eSett also this summer I didn’t have to think twice. I moved back to capital city area to work here. Otherwise I would have probably stayed at Oulu and tried to find work there.

What are your expectations for the summer 2019?
I would like to be able to apply my knowledge from my studies into real work life. And of course, learn more about the industry.

How has your work at eSett been so far?
After a long winter it was really nice to be back at eSett. I’ve missed the colleagues and it was nice to pick up where I left off with my tasks but of course also to add to them. Being back here has made me realize that I’ve picked the right field of studies.

What are your greetings to other summer trainees and summer trainee employers out there?
Don’t be scared of applying a job. Although you are new to the industry, you can learn and be valuable to the organization. Nobody expects you to master everything at once. It’s okay to ask for help, everyone has been new at some point.

 

 

 

Who are you?
Hi! I’m Sasu Saalasti, a sunny and active electrical engineer student. I come from Espoo and I’m currently at my second-year studies in Aalto University.

Why did you want to come and work at eSett?
During my freshman year in the university I had an interest in applying for a summer trainee position in a company that’s closely related to “big electricity”. I had heard about eSett during the winter, gave a try and sent an open application asking for a summer job. My knowledge of imbalance settlement was quite narrow back then, for the imbalance settlement is not commonly taught in Universities. At eSett I can learn jointly about energy distribution and markets along with economy and IT.

What are your expectations for the summer 2019?
I’m looking forward to embrace more in-depth monitoring of market behavior. I’m also keen on learning the basics of test automatization.

How has your work at eSett been so far?
At the beginning, my tasks were mostly learning the basics, for example the market parties and their responsibilities and getting into the systems that we use at the office daily. The trend with tasks was ascending and it only took a couple of days until I sent my first email to a market party. Fortunately, I didn’t have to learn the rather extensive amount of information on my own, but I was assisted by my co-workers. A great value at eSett is that there’s a compact and dynamic group of people that have a broad variety of different skills and experience. I quickly learned who was specialized in which area and from whom should I ask for guidance.
During the previous year I have been helping to find solutions in many different cases and sometimes I’ve been able to find a solution to a problem on my own. Working days are often variable because it’s never certain which kinds of situations I’ll come across during the day. All in all, being a trainee at eSett has given me opportunities to learn every single day and it has sure felt that my work is important and helpful.

What are your greetings to other summer trainees and summer trainee employers out there?
As a summer trainee, we really are building the foundation for our career and usually get the first-stage influence on working habits, co-operation and business encounters. The best working days contain new valuable experiences that give both courage and responsibility.

 

 

Who are you?
My name is Olli Komulainen, I am 21 years old and I work for eSett as a summer trainee. I have just finished my second year of studying Electrical engineering in Aalto University. I am originally from Joensuu and I have now lived two years in Helsinki.

Why did you want to come and work at eSett?
I have always been interested in electricity markets and I saw working for eSett as an excellent opportunity to learn very important skills that will help me in my studies and beyond.

What are your expectations for the summer 2019?
I am looking forward to learning as much as possible about imbalance settlement and I hope that I can quickly manage more demanding tasks independently.

How has your work at eSett been so far?
It has been wonderful, we have a great community here, which is easy to fit into and it is easy to ask anyone for a help when needed.

What are your greetings to other summer trainees and summer trainee employers out there?
In my opinion, summer job is a great opportunity to try different things and get experience from different areas. Summer trainee should be proud of one’s job and be eager to learn as much as possible. And of course, the most important thing is to enjoy your unforgettable summer! I think that for the employer, hiring the summer trainee is a perfect way to have a few extra helping hands for the summer. Summer trainees also have a different point of view and might come up with great improvements and new ideas that can be highly valuable for the company.