Practical training is part of the bachelor's degree and a great way to induct and engage the best talents already during their studies. Practical training benefits everyone: students learn the tasks of their professional field, VAMK receives up-to-date information on the needs of working life, and employers benefit from enthusiastic employees with the latest knowledge of the field.

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If you want high quality applicants to know about opportunities in your company our recruitment bank is the service to use. The submitted offers will be promoted to our students twice a month by email.

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How to find a trainee for your organisation?

How to find a trainee for your organisation?

The practical training included in the bachelor's degree is an excellent way to get to know future professionals during their studies. For students, it is an opportunity to develop into increasingly demanding tasks. During the training, the student is given a guided introduction to the tasks and workplaces in their field.

  1. Employers can send an application to the supervisors of VAMK, which should include a brief description of the company, the type of tasks the trainee is sought for, and other terms of the traineeship, such as possible pay.
  2. The student contacts the employer directly and they agree on the terms of the traineeship. The student prepares a report of the practical training, which also includes a self-assessment of achievement of the targets set for the course. A certificate of employment or traineeship should be issued for the practical training period.

Practical training is the most inexpensive form of recruitment.

Contact us:

School of Business

School of Health Care and Social Services

School of Technology

  • Energiatekniikka, ympäristöteknologia, konetekniikka: Lotta Saarikoski, Head of Degree Programme
  • Sähkötekniikka, tietotekniikka, Information Technology: Juha Nieminen, Head of Degree Programme

The practical training must

  • promote internalising what has been learned
  • increase the student's professional capabilities
  • develop professional skills
  • familiarise with the activities and organisational culture of the workplace
  • increase motivation to study
  • give the employer and the student the opportunity to get to know each other
  • promote future employment

The scope of the traineeship in technology degrees is 30 credits, which corresponds to 20 working weeks.In practice, the traineeship lasts all summer from the beginning of May towards the end of August.

The scope of the traineeship in business and IT degrees is 30 credits, which corresponds to 20 working weeks.

The scope of the traineeship in social services is 45 credits and in nursing, 85–105 credits.


An international degree student as a trainee?

In the global competition, all means are worth utilising. International students are specialists in the language and culture of their country. They also become familiar with the Finnish culture during their study years.

  • Does your company intend to expand its business overseas?
  • Are foreign contacts important to your company, but do you find it difficult to establish them because of language problems, for example?
  • Do you carry out projects in Asia or Africa, for example, and need someone who knows the local culture?
  • Would you like to improve the language skills of your company staff with language immersion?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, would you benefit from a foreign trainee?
Vaasa University of Applied Sciences has 200 international degree and exchange students from about 40 different countries in our English-language business, tourism and IT degree programmes. Among them, you may well find exactly what you need.

As a centre and exporter of high technologies, as well as a tourist town, Vaasa offers an excellent environment for practical training included in degrees. However, our international students are an under-utilised resource in the business life of the Vaasa region. In recent years, we have been working to improve the opportunities for foreign degree students to complete their traineeship specifically in the Vaasa region.