Recruit a student

Harness the expertise of 8,500 hands-on students to benefit your business or organization. Our students can carry out a student project, an internship or a thesis. At the same time, you may also find potential employees for the future.

Student cooperation

All degrees at Jamk include a practical training in a working life, a thesis and a student project. We want to help and implement them in cooperation with you. When you want to recruit a student or recent graduate, contact our practical training contacts or use our notification form.

A foreign student is an asset to your company

Jamk has approximately 850 foreign degree students from 76 countries. If growing your business is aimed at a certain country, a student who knows that culture well can familiarise you with the country's business culture and help create contacts with potential partners in their home country. A foreign student also improves your employees' skills to work in a multicultural work environment.

Are you interested in recruiting a foreign student? Create a recruitment notice in English or contact Talent Boost and we will find a solution that is tailored to your needs:
Piia Hynynen
tel. +358405591802
firstname.surname@jamk.fi.

Trainee from Jamk

Practical training is an integral part of a student’s professional development. With the help of trainees, the company has the opportunity to be a creator of future experts. At the same time, the organisation will become known as an employer and gets to know potential employees for the future.

According to the experience of employers, trainees develop not only their own skills, but also the skills of their workplace. The trainee’s up-to-date knowledge and skills can be put to use in jobs that would otherwise lack the knowledge or resources. Examples of these may be development assignments, internationalisation efforts or the use of social media.

You can get more detailed information about the tasks suitable for practical training from our internship contacts.

Duration of traineeship and job assignments

The scope and timing of practical training varies according to the degree programme. In midwifery studies, for example, the scope of practical training is 120 credits, and in business administration studies 30 credits. The practical training can also be completed in shorter parts. 

During their practical training, the students will, under guidance, familiarise themselves with work duties that are essential in view of their professional studies and learn to apply their knowledge and skills in working life. The duties serve the employers’ needs and the student’s own intended learning outcomes.

Practical training guidance, agreement and salary

For the duration of practical training, the student will have an assigned tutor both at the place of their practical training and at the UAS. Guidance will mainly be provided by the practical training tutor at the place of practical training, who will familiarise the student with their duties and the special characteristics of the professional field concerned, and support their professional growth. Practical training also involves familiarisation with the work environment and culture of the place of practical training.

A practical training agreement will be formed of the practical training period between the employer, the trainee and the UAS, in which the duration, work duties and intended learning outcomes of the practical training are agreed upon. If an employment relationship exists between the student and the employer during the practical training, a valid employment contract must also be concluded for the practical training period. The content of the employment contract, including matters such as working hours and salary, will be agreed upon between the parties.

Insurance during practical training

A trainee in an employment relationship is included within the scope of the statutory workers’ compensation insurance taken out by the place of practical training. If the practical training is unsalaried, the student is included within the accident insurance taken out by the UAS. As far as liability insurance is concerned, a student in practical training is considered to have the same status as the employees in the place of practical training who are in an employment relationship.

Thesis – when you are seeking to resolve a problem

Nearly all theses are written for companies and organisations. The thesis serves the development needs of working life and strengthens the student’s professional skills. When compiling their thesis, the student will apply the theory and work methods of their professional field into practice. If your company has a thesis topic available, please do not hesitate to contact our practical training contacts or use our notification form.

Is my problem suitable for a thesis?

The thesis output can be a working life development project, product, event or a study. Examples of planning and development projects include the planning and implementation of a quality manual, marketing or business plan, induction plan, operating instruction, process or production line. The planning and implementation of a product, event or programme service package can also be presented as a thesis. A study is closest to conventional academic research. The objectives of a study, however, are practical: the study seeks to resolve a specific problem in the field concerned by means of theory and empirical research.

A Master’s thesis applies research-based knowledge and uses selected methods for analysing and resolving working-life problems in demanding expert duties.

Scope of a thesis

The scope of a Bachelor’s thesis is 15 ECTS credits, which is equivalent to about three months’ full-time working.

The scope of a Master’s thesis is 30 ECTS credits, which in practice is equivalent to about six months’ full-time working.

Jamk student projects for working life

Jamk students can accept student project assignments from companies and other organizations as a part of their studies. The assignments range from surveys to research, and from prototype creation to even event management! The most important thing is that the students can execute the assignment as a project with set goals and schedule. Our experts and coaches at Jamk are there to support and guide the students throughout the project.

Future Factory and InnoFlash

All Jamk students complete Future Factory project studies. The assignments in these ”FF projects” are usually multidisciplinary and executed in a more defined framework. The projects often require students from multiple fields of study – the same way that co-operation of experts from different fields is required in the work life. We’ll determine the right team structure for the project together with You.

The FF projects focus and provide results for set challenges and goals that have been predetermined before the start of the project. If You’re instead looking for a chance to discover and create something new, Jamk InnoFlash is a better match for Your needs. InnoFlash combines students from different fields of study into teams with the aim of solving development challenges through new innovations. As a result, You, the client, get hundreds of new ideas and dozens of different solution proposals!

On top of the multidisciplinary approach of the Future Factory and InnoFlash assignments, You can also assign student project for students from a specific field of studies, such as business administration.

Practical training contact persons

Social Services and Health Care

Tiina Blek

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI Terveysala, Health Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358407532091

Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality

Kaisa Partanen

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Liiketalous, Business Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358407655291

Piia Hynynen

Asiantuntija, Specialist
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358405591802

Alison Doolittle-Suokas

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358504658715

Juha-Tapio Teno

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Matkailu ja palvelut, Tourism and Service Business
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358505171569

Sari-Maarit Peltola

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Matkailu ja palvelut, Tourism and Service Business
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358503386085

Kalle Raijonkari

Asiantuntija, Specialist
Matkailu ja palvelut, Tourism and Service Business
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358505980955

Technology and Natural Resources and Environment

Tarja Lappalainen-Kajan

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
IT, Institute of Information Technology
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358408618204

Anneli Kakko

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Uudistuvan teollisuuden instituutti, Institute of New Industry
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358400719531

Tommi Franssila

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Uudistuvan teollisuuden instituutti, Institute of New Industry
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358405946847

Ulla Heinonen

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Biotalousinstituutti, Institute of Bioeconomy
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358408247648

Veli-Matti Häkkinen

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
IT, Institute of Information Technology
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358407167469

Petri Pelkonen

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Uudistuvan teollisuuden instituutti, Institute of New Industry
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358505268651