| 15.05.2024

OP Uusimaa new member of Hanken's partner programme

Två män och en kvinna står i en grupp och diskuterar utanför OP Nylands kontor
OP Uusimaa is the newest member of Hanken's partner programme. "Hanken is home to the top experts of the future, and we want to be present to increase awareness of the financial sector," says HR Manager Jani Mikanmaa.

OP Uusimaa is the largest bank in the OP Group and owned by its owner-customers. The bank has over 600,000 customers and around 1,300 employees working in banking, investment, insurance and real estate. Its values are a people-first approach, responsibility, and prospering together.

Porträttbild av OP Nylands Jani Mikanmaa
Jani Mikanmaa, HR Manager at OP Uusimaa.

Mikanmaa says that through cooperation with Hanken, the bank wants to be present in teaching, for example through expert lectures. OP Uusimaa also wants to highlight the various career opportunities available.

“We employ over 60 summer workers every year. In addition, we are able to offer traineeships thanks to our national six-month traineeship program. Our trainees all receive a salary of €3000 per month and are assigned their own mentor. And after graduation OP Uusimaa offers wide and interesting career opportunities. 

Mikanmaa recommends Hanken students to study as diversely as possible if they are interested in a career in finance.

"Diverse studies are a good way to stand out from the crowd. One of our strengths is the wide range of education among our staff. It has a positive impact on our working community and is also a competitive advantage.”

According to Mikanmaa, in addition to a genuine interest in the financial sector, you need ambition and a willingness to learn, which he says Hanken students definitely have.

"The financial sector is fascinating. It reflects the situation both in our society and in the world at large. Our industry is always affected by economic cycles and geopolitical risks and disasters. However, history has shown that we at OP Uusimaa have been prepared for different scenarios for more than 120 years and have weathered them.”

Read more about OP Uusimaa:
OP Uusimaa 

Read more about the partner programme:
The Hanken Partner Programme

Text: Jessica Gustafsson
Photo: OP Uusimaa