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Etteplan’s Saara Sassi chosen as one of the Young Consultants of the Year 2020 in Finland

News – Published: 25.11.2020 9:00:00

Etteplan news release November 25, 2020

The Finnish association of consulting firms (SKOL) has announced the winning five Young Consultants of the Year at SKOL’s autumn seminar on November 24, 2020. The talented recent graduates and students were awarded with a recognition prize of 1,500 euros. The top five winners have a common goal of developing ways in which the industry can contribute to responsibility and sustainable development.

The Young Consultants of the Year 2020 are:

S aara Sassi, Etteplan

Matias Hirvikoski, A-Insinöörit

Niko Myllykoski, Welado

Elsa Valta, Ramboll

Veera Varis, Granlund.

The winning five agrees that even wider use of technology and cooperation between different experts is in the core of the solutions that are offered by the sector. The concreteness and relevance of the work, the diversity of the field and the opportunities for continuous development also inspired the young talents.Saara works at Etteplan as a Software test engineer and she has already had a chance to work on many inspiring projects.

“It feels really good to be rewarded and get recognition for your own work. Thanks for this award also go to my supervisor and colleagues. They have trusted me, given me responsibilities and shared valuable lessons from the industry. The positive feedback from colleagues, supervisors and customers regarding the competition has also felt good. Their recommendations played a crucial role in the selection of the winner of this competition. We at Etteplan employ really talented people with whom it has been a pleasure to work with”, Saara says.

Esa Kivioja, Saara’s supervisor, also celebrates the news:” We are very happy for Saara’s success in this competition. She is definitely the right person to be rewarded and certainly an excellent and inspiring example of a helpful, skilled, happy and enthusiastic colleague. I also believe that this recognition will encourage Saara to go far in her career. We think it is important that the software testing team has a good combination of young talents like Saara and experts who have been working in the field for a long time. With this recipe, we have been able to create a strong and collaborative team which supports the personal development for each team member.”

 ‘Young Consultant of the Year’ is a respected recognition in the consulting industry

The Young Consultant of the Year is a competition for young experts in the design and consulting industry, which has been held annually in Finland since 2014. This year, the competition was organized with a renewed concept, targeting students and future professionals. SKOL ry wants to use the competition to highlight the skills of young people studying design and consulting, the diverse opportunities of the field and share recognition with innovative and talented young experts.

For further information, please contact: Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Etteplan, tel. +358 10 307 3302

Etteplan in brief

Etteplan provides solutions for industrial equipment and plant engineering, software and embedded solutions, and technical documentation solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products, services and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products. In 2019, Etteplan had a turnover of approximately EUR 263 million. The company currently has over 3,400 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker.