Practical Training

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 in finding the training 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.

Practical training / placement / internship, including internship plan and practical training report, is accepted by the teacher responsible for practical training. They also enter 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.