In 2016, Kesko had an average of approximately 22,476 (2015: 18,955) full-time equivalent employees in nine countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Belarus. 48% of the personnel were based in Finland and 52% were in the other operating countries. Jobs vary from retail store duties to retailer entrepreneurship and supervisory and specialist jobs in various fields.
A job at a store provides a good basis for work in all K-Group jobs – therefore, for example, K-trainees and retailer trainees spend most of their time in retail stores.
Kesko aims to be the most attractive employer in the trading sector. Kesko employees and retailers regularly visit business colleges, polytechnics and universities, as well as recruitment fairs and other events to talk about career opportunities in the K-Group.