Aini Karppinen - 40 years in Kesko

Aini Karppinen’s 40-year career was celebrated with coffee and cake in Oulu. Originally, Aini had completely different career plans.

When completing her waitress training at the age of 18, Aini heard from her friend that Kesko had vacancies. She applied and was employed by Konekesko as a telex operator.

Aini had the required skills and attitude and moved from one job to another, working as an invoicing clerk, spare parts index clerk, cashier, in pay calculation, that is, doing office work of all possible kinds. Konekesko was her employer until 1989, when she moved to Kesko’s Finance Department and from there to the catering sales unit in 1997.

Her current employer is Kespro Ltd, where she continues to work as a sales assistant.

"I’ve always enjoyed coming to work. My duties have been meaningful and I have had a chance to affect them," Aini says and continues:

"I also appreciate the training opportunities the K-Group offers for employees".

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