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Practical Training Abroad

Make the most of the opportunity to complete your practical training period abroad, during your studies at KAMK. In view of your future career the experience gained by working abroad provides you with a significant advantage in the job market and it clearly demonstrates your willingness to take risks and to survive in a variety of environments to potential employers. 


The same rules apply to international traineeships as to practical training completed in Finland. Before starting your training period you must check your school's recommendation concering the timing of the practical training. Please consult your International Coordinator or your Practical Training Coordinator.


The application period is always open. However, it is a good idea to start planning your practical training abroad in good time – at least six months before your desired training period. Consider what you would like to do and learn while working as a trainee, where you would like to complete your training period and why. Please write an application and CV in English or the target country's language. Take these with you and visit your practical training co-ordinator to discuss possible placements and further actions. Please also remember the social media channels.

You should apply for a placement yourself, both in Finland and abroad. Please remember that finding a job abroad demands patience, flexibility and activeness. You can find information about available practical training places for example from this web-page.  

After finding the place

Practical training contract

- Have the trainee post approved by your practical training coordinator and ask him/her which practical contract must be used
- Once the contract has been signed by the employer, your practical training coordinator and you, please send a contract copy to the international services

Exchange application

- Fill in the electronic application form for international exchange in ASIO / starting from 1.1.2018 in SoleMOVE    

Grant application

- Fill in the electronic grant application form available on the student intranet
- The grant can be applied if the duration of your practical training is a minimum of 2 months
- Provided that all documents are in order, 80 % of the grant will be paid before exchange

KELA aid

  - If you are able to get KELA aid for your studies at KAMK, please remember to tell KELA about the changes in your circumstances.        


- You can find more information about KAMK insurance for students here.      

Visas, Residence and Work Permits

- Please see KAMK Foreign Exchange Guide          

Erasmus+ and OLS language test

- Online language assessment, OLS,  is a mandatory part of Erasmus+ exchange (a test before and after mobility, a voluntary online language course)
- If you are a native speaker, you do not have to take the test
- You will get the test link to your KAMK e-mail  


Before you return from practical training  

  • Ask the employer to fill in the Feedback from Employers form
  • Ask your employer to sign your weekly diary
  • Ask your employer for a work or practical training certificate or alternatively a traineeship certificate form (the third section in the Erasmus+ traineeship learning agreement form), if it is an Erasmus+ internship.    


After the practical training period  

  • Complete a practical training report according to the instructions of your school
  • Enclose your weekly diary with the report as an attachment
  • Return all forms related to the practical training period and the employer’s feedback to the teacher coordinating your practical training        


    Payment of the remaining grant  

    • The remaining grant will be paid to you after you have completed / returned
      • the electronic feedback (link to the feedback will be sent to your KAMK e-mail)
      • your exchange report in ASIO/SoleMOVE
      • your EU Survey (Erasmus+ only, link to the survey will be sent to your KAMK e-mail)
      • your OLS language test (Erasmus+ only, link to the test will be sent to your KAMK e-mail)
      • a copy of the traineeship certificate to the international services (Erasmus+ only).      


      Contract / Non-EU Countries
      LinkedIn is an international social media channel used by employers to look for competent people. In your LinkedIn profile you can notify that you are looking for  practical training place.