During the practical training period the students familiarise with the working procedures and tasks in their own field of specialisation. The training period increases the students' professional skills and motivation. During the training period the students become acquainted with the activities, culture, work and social life of the organisation. The training period will emphasise internationalisation, entrepreneurship and professionalism.
Services in practical training
The aim of practical training is to familiarise the student with future working situation, tasks at work, and operations at organisations besides the meaning of entrepreneurship. Content and extent of practical training varies according to each degree programme. The extent is at least 30 credits. However, the extent in social services and health is 45, 75 or 85 credits. It is also possible to take the practical training abroad. Finns pursuing degree programmes in foreign language must undertake a part of their studies or the practical training abroad.
The student is primarily liable to acquire the work placement place. However, in the field of social services and health the university of applied sciences is primarily liable for arranging the placement for practical training.
Each degree programme unit hosts a practical training coordinator willing to guide in questions relating to practical training.
Practical training coordinators:
Senior Lecturer Marianne Waltermann, business and administration
tel: 0207 663 440
Senior Lecturer Ann-Sophie Blomqvist, social services
tel: 0207 663 509
Senior Lecturer Sirkka Hellman, business information technology
tel: 0207 663 333
Senior Lecturer Kirsi Lehtola, health care
tel: 0207 663 527
Practical training placement internship, including internship plan and practical training report, is accepted by the teacher responsible for practical training that also enters the performance into the study register.
Note the following when accepting a working position or placement
Job offers forwarded by VAMK staff members are sent to the student email accounts. We want to emphasize that the student is responsible for the terms of the working contract made with the employer.
VAMK is not responsible for the content of the work nor any other conditions of work or the legality of operations.
If any illegalities appear at the work organization authorites should be contacted.