Work Placement; Electrical and Automation Engineering

Work Placement in Electrical and Automation Engineering

The extent of the Work placement is 30 credits so that one week of full-time work placement related to your field of study provides 1.5 credits.

Work placement should be carried out at least in two parts.

A minimum duration of a training period should be one month.

Students should find a workplace themselves.

Before the training period a work placement agreement will be drawn up between the
employer, the student and Häme University of Applied Sciences. Also, at the beginning of the training period the student fills in a work placement plan.

You have to write a report about every work placement period.

Once your work placement period is over, you need to prepare a work placement report and submit it together with a letter of reference/testimonial to your work placement coordinator (= teacher tutor) within one month after the work placement period.

If the work placement agreement and plan have not been completed or in order to apply credits for already completed work, the student must fill in the SKILLS DEMONSTRATION APPLICATION AND DECISION form. The form should be submitted with a letter of reference and the work placement report to the work placement coordinator.

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (in Finnish known as Kela) observes your studies and does not take credits gained from the work done before the studies into consideration.

Before work placement

  • Search & find a suitable place
  • Get the work placement approved
  • Define the work placement objectives
  • Discuss with the work placement Engineer
  • After your work placement has been approved you need to get your work placement agreement signed.

The work placement agreement is an agreement between the Student, the Degree Programme and the company/organisation that provides the work placement. Work placement agreement must be signed by the company representative, you and work placement coordinator (= teacher tutor). Original work placement agreement must be returned to the work placement company/organisation. One copy of work placement agreement for you and one copy to the teacher tutor.

For each work placement period you need a separate work placement agreement.

During work placement

Remember collect your work placement experiences for the work placement report.

After work placement

Make sure that all required documents are delivered to teacher tutor:

  • Work placement agreement
  • Work placement report
  • Copy of work placement certificate

When all documents are delivered, you can get your work placement gredits to Winha.

Open Vacancies and Projects

Login to Yammer and join the group “Työpaikat ja projektit / tekniikka (FI/EN)” and get information on technology jobs and projects. In this group students can find companies’ advertisements on: thesis and project assignments, intership placements, summer and part time jobs, jobs etc. Also information on work search and events related are published in the group. 

Work placement report

INSTRUCTIONS AND CONTENT OF A WORK PLACEMENT REPORT

The report should give the reader information about the knowledge and experience you have gathered during your work placement period as well as your own opinions about the following things (minimum):

The employer
– location
– field, products, etc.
– number of staff, turnover
– the year of establishment
– organisation
– customers

Your own job
– work placement period
– position in the organisation
– orientation to the work and the company to the trainee
– tasks and working methods (independent / team work)
– used equipment, machines, software etc.

Other things at the company
– safety at work
– trade unions
– leisure activities
– training

Experiences of work placement period
– did you enjoy it?
– was the job suitable for work placement?
– how diversified was your job?
– did the work placement influence your opinions about your field?

Make notes already during the work placement period. It makes the writing of the report easier.

Write your report as a normal document with a word processing program. The first page is the cover page, the second page is the table of context, then the following pages are the report itself.

Job Search

Finnish Job Application, CV, & Interview Tips (Click link)

Europass CV, CV Template Instructions for filling in the CV Examples of completed CVs

Work opportunities

Working opportunities in Pirkanmaa (Tampere)/Linkki avoimiin työpaikkoihin Pirkanmaan alueella

All available jobs and summer jobs on the Internet in Finland (In Finnish)

mol.fi (Employment and Economic Development Office)

www.mol.fi/eures (European Employment Services)

Working opportunities in Europe

CIMO.fi

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