Start your career with us

Ovako is always looking for new talents. For us, it is primarily about finding the right skills for the right role at the right time. We have a lot to offer young people with sharp minds, no matter how far you have progressed with your education.

We are currently in an expansionary phase, aiming for new international markets. 

Ovako is a subsidiary of Sanyo Special Steel, a global market and technology leader in high-quality special steel, and a member of Nippon Steel Corporation group, a leading steel producer in the world. Our objective is to enhance our international position in selected niches.

We welcome pupils and students to visit us at mill tours, and we want students to work with their thesis together with us. It might be the start of an interesting career at Ovako!

Employee at production site

Rules for thesis work in Sweden

  • The thesis should be a final university thesis
  • You must have an examiner at the school who is in charge and a mentor/contact person both on campus and with us
  • The work will culminate in a written report to be presented orally at Ovako
  • The company's privacy practices may result in some restrictions in work and presentation
  • Financial compensation is paid per credit. Payment Form is in agreement with the respective contact person in HR departments.

Thesis Work

Several thesis projects in various fields are completed each year within Ovako. They are a part of our continuous development process, aiming at new products and new or improved production technology.

When applying for a thesis project with Ovako, you should describe which kind of project you are interested in, tell us about yourself, and attach your CV to the application. Please feel free to contact us if you have any requests or ideas concerning a thesis in our fields of operation.

First and foremost, our job is to understand what customers require from our steel products and make sure that the customer’s requests are met. The development of steel and component production meet stringent scientific criteria, and our production processes are in every sense “high-tech”.

Available thesis work positions are listed here

Now you also have the opportunity to carry part of your Master of Science thesis in Japan, thanks to our exciting cooperation with the Sweden-Japan foundation. Read more here.


For Schools and Universities

Ovako values young adults finding out about an important part of our society – industry. Who knows, a project or a field visit could fuel an interest that later develops into a future career in an important part of basic industry.
We encourage contact with schools and students regardless of the focus of their studies or their country and are happy to open our workplaces to anyone curious about how we produce the highest quality engineering steel. Do not hesitate to contact the relevant unit if you are curious about Ovako and would like us to come and talk about our business, or if you want to start a partnership.

Ovako production site Imatra