Posts in the Trainee exchange category

It’s that time of year again – applications for student exchange in the academic year 2015-16 are flying into the database by the minute (deadline 1st Feb), chat service is busy with all sorts of chatter, and parter universities materials are available for browsing in the main lobby. Info desks have blasted videos from partner universities in the lobbies and all the buzz is positive.


Some leaflets are still printed... not everything is online!

Some leaflets are still printed… not everything is online!

TAMK has been steadily growing the percentage of students who spend an exchange semester or a training period abroad during their studies. Most students go to Europe through the Erasmus+ programme, but some venture even further. The only unconquered territory is Antarctica, but that may be only a matter of time…

Rhodesnow is just one of the companies that visit TAMK or promote training placements for students. With an impressive 1000 openings for trainees in the summer of 2015, they held a presentation to a keen audience at TAMK today. The process is quite easy and flexible, so why not spend a summer where the sun always shines? TAMK supports students with Erasmus+ grants, if the training is accepted as part of your degree!

Did you miss the presentation and would like to secure a training placement? Check out the flyer and email Ms Mikulenaite at work@rhodesnow.com

More info on grants and applying for TAMK students HERE (study abroad) and HERE (training abroad)


Text & Pictures:
Piri Hiltunen, TAMK International Services

Hi guys! We’re students of European Civil Engineering Management from Poland. We’re on 4th year of studies and now we’ve time devoted to training. We wanted to use this time usefully so we thought of applying to the trainee exchange.

 

Here we are! Our laboratory of new generation concrete in Poland. In the front, from left:   Mateusz, Paweł.

Here we are! Our laboratory of new generation concrete in Poland. In the front, from left: Mateusz, Paweł.

First stage of our trip: Train from Szczecin to Gdańsk

First stage of our trip: Train from Szczecin to Gdańsk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our first feeling when we received information that confirmed our participation in the traineeship was “brrrr… There is very cold!” but it didn’t scare us. We were determined because we knew that it will be important experience and a great adventure. Without thinking we booked a flight and planned the whole trip.

Hmm...

Hmm…

When we arrived to Tampere our first surprise was Finnish: all names, bus stops, shops, etc. look strange. Eg. ”Itsenäisyydenkatu” or “Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu”. We had no idea what it means.

First week we spent exploring the city by walking around. We were surprised how beautiful Tampere is: renovated, old buildings in good condition, a lot of water and a pretty flora, landscapes with rocks and lakes – this all made that we fell in love with Tampere!

 

 

 

 

View from the Observation Tower

View from the Observation Tower

Raatihuone - the City Hall of Tampere on Keskustori (Central Square)

Raatihuone – the City Hall of Tampere on Keskustori (Central Square)

We are doing our training in a construction company in Tampere, where we explore technology of civil engineering and gain the necessary experience. Work starts at 7 o’clock, and finishes at 3:30 pm. We are very satisfied with the work culture and approach to the safety of workers.

At work… “but first, let me take a selfie!”

At work… “but first, let me take a selfie!”

We are doing our training in a construction company in Tampere, where we explore technology of civil engineering and gain the necessary experience. Work starts at 7 o’clock, and finishes at 3:30 pm. We are very satisfied with the work culture and approach to the safety of workers.

To come to Finland for the traineeship was one of the best decisions in our lives!

Take care.

Mateusz (Matti) & Paweł (Paavali)

Text: Mateusz Bozek and Pawel Wozniak
Pictures: Mateusz Bozek and Pawel Wozniak

Working on the construction site

Working on the construction site

First snow in Tampere

First snow in Tampere