**Update: Henrik has left our team of wizards at the end of 2019 to complete his military conscription service. We wish him the best of luck!
We caught up with Henrik Hopea, who works at Heatmasters Hollola. Henrik lent us a few minutes of his time. Without further ado:
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION AT HEATMASTERS?
I’m Henrik Hopea, an 18-year-old from Lahti. I do sales with Heatmasters, specializing in international trade. In addition, I work as an IT assistant in the office and also assist with the marketing of the company.
WHEN DID YOU START YOUR JOB AT HEATMASTERS?
I started at Heatmasters in February 2018. I was here first for internships, then for summer jobs, and then for a second internship. After the second internship, I was given a certain project, after which I started my actual work with the company.
WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATION AND WORK BACKGROUND?
I studied business economics at the Lahti University of Applied Sciences, and before that in Koulutuskeskus Salpaus.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK? WHAT ARE THE BEST THINGS ABOUT IT, AND WHAT ARE THE MOST CHALLENGING ONES?
The best part of my job is working with clients. The most challenging, yet rewarding task is managing complicated projects globally.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HEATMASTERS AS A COMPANY AND EMPLOYER?
Heatmasters is a great company with a long history and solid roots in the industry. The company also has the potential for growth. As an employer, Heatmasters is a really good place to work. Everyone here is a true Wizard.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR WORK IN 2020?
At the beginning of the year, I will go to the army, so the first semester will go there. After that, I want to be involved in helping Heatmasters grow and innovate.
WHAT DO YOU DO ON YOUR FREE TIME?
In the summer I play football and in the winter I play floorball in the local small league. I also like to go ice skating. Exercise is an important part of life because it gives you a boost of well-being and keeps your mind up to speed.