WHAT DE WE MEAN BY WORK PLACEMENTS?
A work placement is training activity undertaken in any public or private entity, domestic or foreign, with the aim of applying and complementing the training acquired, making the student aware of the reality of the professional area where they will carry out their professional activity and developing competencies that make it easier for them to enter the job market, passing of which is conditional to obtain the qualification in accordance with the previsions established in the corresponding course plan.
Work placements should:
- Develop the specific competences of the profession, as described in the degrees.
- Give students experience of real professional scenarios and increase their chances of success in entering the job market.
- Recognise their aptitudes, attitudes and personal competences, their training needs and analyse their strong and weak points.
- Contrast the acquired academic learning and real situations found in the professional world in such a way that the student is capable of understanding the purpose of the various disciplines that make up the course.
- Reflect on what each student has done and learned during the placement.
In the bachelor's degree courses given in the Faculty of Science of the UdG (Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Chemistry) curricular external placements are enrolled on in the optional 6-credit subject ‘Work Placement', and have a duration of 150 hours.
WHO CAN DO THEM?
- Bachelor's degree students who have passed at least 50% of the degree credits and are enrolled in third year or subsequent courses.
- Dual bachelor's degree students enrolled in 3rd year onwards and who have passed at least 43% of the Dual Bachelor's Degree programme.
You must be enrolled for the current year.
Only some placements can be carried out during the degree.
- The student contacts a company/institution/department/University/Research Centre
- Practicals in companies in Catalonia and the Spanish State
- International work placements (possibility of Student Mobility for Traineeships). The company publishes the agreed (pre-assigned) place on the online work placement platform, stating the student with whom it has been agreed (the student’s national ID or UdG number must be included at the end of the offer form).The offer will be validated after a few days by the Vice-Dean's Office for External Relations and the internship agreement prepared for signing.
- Student access the faculty’s offers by signing up for the places published on the online work placements platform in order of preference.
WHAT DOES A COMPANY/INSTITUTION HAVE TO DO TO RECEIVE STUDENTS ON WORK PLACEMENTS?:
- Any company/institution wishing to take students will have to register with the online company work placement platform
- The faculty will advise the companies when new calls are being made so they can offer work placements to students.
- New offers of placements, following verification by the FC, will be published in the STUDENT AREA where students can view them and register their interest as candidates.
- The company should validate in order of preference the students they would like the faculty to take into consideration in order to allocate places.
- If you have already agreed to a placement with a specific student, you will need to click on the “This is a pre-assigned offer” box and enter their National ID or number. number of the student concerned so there is a record of this.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED TO PROPOSE A PLACE FOR STUDENTS IN WORK PLACEMENTS
- All you need to do to submit a proposal is access the following web address:
To access the website's services, you must have a user name and password. The first time you access the site, you will need to register by filling in the electronic form.
- Once you have completed the identification process, go to the OFFER OF PLACES tab and add a new offer. The company/institution fills in the information on its proposed work placement.For subsequent calls it will be possible to renew the placement without having to enter the information again.
- The Office of the Vice-Dean of External Relations validates the proposals ad publishes the definitive list of placements.
- Students then register as candidates.
- The company/institution selects the candidates.
- The Faculty validates the students selected by the company/institution.
STEPS TO FOLLOW ONCE A PLACEMENT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED:
Once the placements have been assigned, the procedures for signing the individual Educational Cooperation Agreement (placement agreement) are set in motion.
- The procedures for signing the Educational Cooperation Agreement then begin:
- The student contacts their tutor within the company and their academic tutor to specify the details of the placement assigned. If any of the information published in the proposal changes (e.g., the start and finish dates of the stay), the student must let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Faculty prepares the Educational Cooperation Agreement and sends it to the student and the company for both parties to sign and return.
- The agreement is then signed and registered by the Faculty and each party will a copy of the agreement signed by all the parties. The student remains covered by theschool insurance provided they have the placement agreement signed by all the parties.School insurance only covers Spain. If the student is carrying out a placement abroad, they need to contact the Faculty's academic secretary's office.
- Student enrol on Internships on receiving the Educational Cooperation Agreement to sign.
- It must be borne in mind that the call for submitting the report varies according to the subject enrolment group:
- GROUP F: the evaluation call is in February
- GROUP J: the evaluation call is in June
- GROUP S: the evaluation call is in September
- The placements in companies/institutions begin.It should be noted that, in order to undertake the work placement, the Educational Cooperation Agreement must have been signed BEFOREHAND and students need to be enrolled on the Company Work Placement subject of the corresponding degree course.
- At the end of a placement, the tutor will give the student an assessment on the work placement platform.
- At the end of the placement, students upload their placement reports to the online work placement platform.
WHAT DOES THE ACADEMIC TUTOR HAVE TO DO
The academic tutor has the following responsibilities
- Carrying out the follow-up of the placement and the use made of it by the student and the entity
- Supporting and advising the student in all aspects related to the placements.
- Evaluating and awarding the corresponding grade based on the development of the placement and the contents of the report produced by the student.
- The company and academic tutors have to make their appraisal through the work placement platform.
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO SUBMIT AND ASSESS THE STUDENT'S REPORT
Suggested format of the report:
The report must be at least 5 pages long and should be no more than 15 pages in length (including any appendices) and should include:
- - Introduction to the subject of the placement carried out, description of the company/institution (type of activity, organisation, work dynamics, agents involved...)
- - List of the activities carried out (methods, methodology, instrumentation, design of campaigns, analysis protocols, learned and practised techniques...), usefulness of each of the techniques.
- - They could add, where possible, some examples of result taking (laboratory files, field notes, diary of placement), and results.
- - Research of information (data base, framework directives...), bibliography.
Student must upload their report to the company placements web platform before the submission deadline for each call using the SURNAMES.NAME.PDF format
Please bear in mind that the deadline for submitting the report varies depending on the enrolment group of the subject.
How to submit the report:
A numerical score will be given (between 1 and 10) and the following will be assessed:
- (50%) Company tutor’s report where the student’s adaptation (work habits) and the work carried out will be qualitatively appraised, depending on the necessary knowledge and the difficulties found.
- (50%) Academic tutor’s report where the report and final assessment of the internship and the skills attained by the student during the stay in the company will be appraised on the basis of the report they have submitted.