K-trainee programme

We have recived 267 interesting applications and it will take some time to get to know you all. Invitations to the next round will be send by the end on February. We will inform everyone by email when this has been done.

K-Group digital trainees: Digital help wanted  

The K-Group is constantly improving. It’s all about quality, customer centricity and responsibility in everything we do. We’re already on the right path but there’s still a lot to do. We’re a Finnish company with operations in 8 markets and the 5th most responsible company in the world. We are looking for five future digital experts who can help us become even better.  

The K-digital trainee is a six-month paid training program during which you will have the chance to work and network under the guidance of our top professionals. The program is intended for recent graduates and those in the final stages of their studies. During the training period, you will participate in our current leadership and professional development programs and work in projects related to digital marketing, the development of retail digital services and omnichannel customer journey, or ecommerce, for example.  

Your training will include a study trip to one of our operating countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, Russia or Belarus. During the training period, you will be supported by a mentor, who will help you develop in your career path. Pay includes full pension rights and other benefits.

We have been working really hard with all the K-digital trainee applications

We are happy to see that all of you have great potential to proceed with your career. Our partner Psycon will invite Top 50 candidates to the next interviews by email on Friday 4th March. All of you will be informed at the same time of the decision.

Because we can offer a traineeship only for 5 persons, we must make some hard decisions. We encourage you to trust yourself,  develop your skills and follow your dreams, no matter what the future will bring.

Further information anu.haapoja@kesko.fi or +358 50 502 3817.

Frequently asked questions


Grow with us in various retail jobs

We reward active people and development possibilities are offered whenever available. We want to invest in the development of our employees, because the K-Group is renewed together with its skilled people. What kind of development are you looking for? Maybe a step forward, a change of direction or a sideward jump toward new challenges?

In a big group, there are many ways to develop: you can change jobs between companies or divisions, and there are many kinds of career paths that can lead to supervisory positions, retailer entrepreneurship or management positions. You can expand and deepen your competence with the courses in K-instituutti.

A Finnish company in the international market

The K-Group also offers possibilities to work internationally. There is a total of about 40,000 people in the K-Group, and we work in eight countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as Russia and Belarus. We are a truly international company; 54% of our staff works in Finland, 46% in other countries. 

Kesko is the fifth most sustainable company in the world

Kesko is the best food and staples retailer and rose to the fifth place in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. Kesko is the only Finnish company included in the list every year since it was established in 2005.