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IS YOUR COMPANY LOOKING FOR NEW TALENT?

Through Lapland University of Applied Sciences (UAS), you can find talented and enthusiastic Finnish or English students as trainees or for a longer employment relationship. You can also develop your company’s role as an issuer of thesis work or student development projects. Submit an advertisement for a practical training or vacancy, a theme for a thesis or an idea for a development project to the students’ Tuudo app!

Submitting an advertisement to Tuudo is free of charge for companies, but requires registration in the service.

By registering with Tuudo, companies can also:

  • Update their advertisements, and remove them after the position in question has been filled
  • Edit their company’s information, and add logos, images and PDF files
  • All advertisements will be removed automatically after the application period

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Submit your advertisement to Tuudo
We will publish your advertisement in the students’ internal web service, in which students can freely browse through traineeships and vacancies. Traineeships in healthcare and social services will be forwarded through the Jobiili service of the universities of applied sciences.

UAS students as trainees

The goal of practical training is to introduce students, under guidance, to key practical work positions considering their studies and to the application of knowledge and skills in a real work environment.

During a training period, students will receive practical experience and improve their professional skills. Trainees may also bring new perspectives to companies and, therefore, also benefit the employer. Non-Finnish students studying in an international degree programme bring their home country’s working culture with them and also have a positive impact on businesses by improving the capabilities of Finnish employees to work in a multicultural workplace. For employers, traineeships provide an opportunity to recruit talented trainees in fixed-term employment relationships.

The duration of practical training and the training period vary. Often, training periods can be started flexibly, depending on the field of business. A training period usually takes from two and a half to five months in full-time traineeships or from 400 to 800 hours in part-time traineeships. In some practical training, students can carry out the training period during summer, with the trainee signing a fixed-term employment contract similarly to summer employees. Competence goals will be set for each training period, and each practical training will be defined in a written agreement between the university of applied sciences and the employer. If a trainee receives a salary during their practical training, the trainee will enter in an employment relationship, being within the scope of the employer’s statutory accident insurance. In unpaid practical training, trainees will be covered by the accident insurance policy of the university of applied sciences.

If you have any questions, turn to your training counsellor:

https://www.lapinamk.fi/fi/Yrityksille-ja-yhteisoille/Toimeksiannot-opiskelijoille/Harjoittelun-yhteyshenkilot

Thesis work
You can develop your company’s operations on the basis of thesis work. Thesis work often involves projects or research conducted on the basis of an assignment, in which students apply the theory and methodology of their field of study’s to practice. At best, thesis work produces new information, helping your company to solve practical challenges or develop new solutions.

A bachelor’s thesis consists of 15 credits and is equivalent to a full-time work period of approximately three months. A master’s thesis focuses on investigating and resolving demanding problems that require expertise. It consists of 30 credits, equivalent to a full-time work period of approximately six months.

It is not necessary to pay any fee for thesis work, while a fee often acts as a good incentive for demanding tasks.

Development task or project
Develop your company’s operations through a student project. The starting points of a development task or project are based on your company’s needs. Development projects may involve sales and marketing, supervisory work, leadership, competence development, service processes, business models or research and development.

The range of development tasks and projects may be broad, covering various assignments, such as projects, thesis work and/or training.

This is how you can write a good advertisement
Write a straightforward header
  • A straightforward header raises interest among students. The job title should be included in the header to reach the correct people.
  • Also add the type of position to the header, such as practical training or thesis work.
  • If the practical training is unpaid, indicate this clearly in your advertisement.

Make a list of key tasks

Indicate the period for which you are looking for a talented professional, when the period is expected to start, and where the workplace is located.

  • As tasks covered by each job title vary from one company to the next, describe the position as clearly and comprehensively as possible. Also describe any goals set for the position so that applicants can have a better grasp of their tasks and role. You should also mention what the selected student will gain from the position.
  • Describe the skills, educational background, and other qualities you expect from applicants. Make a list of key factors to help applicants target their application correctly.
  • Clearly indicate what the mandatory requirements are and what the advantages are but not the requirements as such. Students often take requirements quite literally, and do not apply for a position if they feel that they cannot meet all the requirements.

     

Describe what benefits and added value you offer to applicants
If your company offers benefits to applicants, mention them in your advertisement. These raise interest among students. Describe why students should apply for this position and why they should join your company.
Add a brief description of your company and its operations
Briefly describe what your company is like as a workplace and as a working environment.
Describe the application process and related contact people
Describe how the application process will proceed and who applicants can contact for further information.