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Kaukokiito as an employer
Often, you hear people at Kaukokiito say that you can tell a Kaukokiito employee as soon as they walk through the door. What is it like to work at Kaukokiito, and what kinds of things are important to us?
On this page, we introduce Kaukokiito employees working in various roles and their stories.
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“I have been driving Kaukokiito shipments with subcontractor A. Järvimäki for eight years. Currently, I am responsible for the Kilo–Mankkaa area in Espoo. I entered the transport trade after completing the basic qualification in logistics at TTS Työtehoseura. After primary school, I was offered a place to study construction or logistics, and I chose logistics. Our dispatchers are great people and know their trade – it is easy to work when you are surrounded by skilled people. I have got to know the customers and chat with them while working. Driving and the independent nature of the work not only give you freedom, but also responsibility for your own actions.”
”I came to Kaukokiito’s Tampere terminal in my twenties as a data entry clerk at a time when all waybills were stored manually in the systems. I took a vocational qualification in business and administration at an adult education institution alongside my job. It was easy to adopt what was taught when I was able to reflect them against the experience I had gained at work. I worked in dispatching, I also took care of special invoicing. I worked for Kaukokiito for 17 years, until I was transferred within the group to the position of transport planner at Kuljetusliike Y. Auramaa Oy. The best things about Kaukokiito are the people and the team spirit. Everyone in the chain is committed to operating the Finnish way – this creates security and continuity.”
“I am responsible for developing Kaukokiito’s marketing and communications. I joined the company in autumn 2016. Before Kaukokiito, I graduated as a bachelor of business administration and Master of Economics and worked at an advertising agency for six years. However, my dream was to get to develop the marketing of a single company holistically instead of several customer accounts. Kaukokiito is attractive soil to a marketer – a trustworthy Finnish company in the logistics industry, and the history of its owner carriers contains stories beyond comparison. The best thing about my job is the diversity and the opportunity to develop the company’s operations extensively.”
“For over a decade, our team and I have been responsible for sales and customer relationships in Southwest Finland. The proximity of Turku harbour has its own impact on our operations, and we often cooperate with forwarders and direct customer contacts located also outside of Finland. I think you live and you learn: I have always wanted to keep studying alongside work. It is also important to stay physically in shape because being generally fit helps in coping with work. I find that Kaukokiito employees are at their most successful when our work improves our customers’ competitiveness. Keeping our focus on the customer keeps us constantly improving our operations.”
“I came to Kaukokiito as a trainee manager at the end of my studies in logistics engineering. I came to like the company’s people-centric work culture and the opportunities to develop my skills. After my internship, I worked for three years in the terminal in a supervisory role. During that time, I became familiar with the different tasks in our production process, our scheduling and resource requirements, as well as the strengths and competence of our personnel. This information laid a sound foundation for my role as Terminal Manager so that I can develop our operations and base my leadership on knowledge. My job is to help our supervisors, terminal workers and subcontractors to succeed in their work. At Kaukokiito, I particularly like the fact that people work as a team and invest in the development of their skill sets. Kaukokiito Academy offers good opportunities for this. Our work community has an open atmosphere that promotes developing processes and highlighting successes.”
“I came to Kaukokiito in the spring of 2017. For the first few years, I worked in IT support, where I helped Kaukokiito employees solve various technical problems. In 2021, I moved to the HR team, and now I am responsible for the Kaukokiito Academy and Tietoterminaali systems for the training of Kaukokiito employees, among other things. In addition, I maintain our HR system. I like Kaukokiito as a workplace because it’s a big company but has the advantages of a small one: you can work in a versatile and flexible way, taking advantage of your own strengths. In HR, I’m most passionate about the potential to impact the daily lives of many people and make working life better.”
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