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Placement in the Industry

Placement in the Industry

Code: RWP6RB004A
Extent: 10 cr
Timing: 1 semester
Language: English/ Finnish
Level: work placement

The placement in the industry requires completion of the Hospitality Services study module.     Placement in the industry is a part of Practical Training RWP6RB004

Learning outcomes
The objective of the basic placement is to acquaint the student with industry-related operations, customer service and tasks. The placement will enhance previous know-how and allow the student to evaluate the relevant standards; working methods and his/her own eligibility in the industry. The student will also develop self-evaluation and observation skills.
Course contents
During the first academic year the student is required to complete a minimum of 280 hours of basic training. The curriculum integrates a period of eight weeks to allow students to complete the  placement in the industry. Placement will be carried out as two-week periods in different units and jobs of a hotel and restaurant business. Previous experience and professional goals of the trainee are considered in each individual placement plan. Placement sites range from restaurants, meeting and sales services, restaurant kitchens and hotel receptions to service and maintenance jobs. The student is required to keep a journal of his/her placement. He/she must either participate in a web-based placement discussion or write a placement report on the basis of the journal.

Cooperation with the business and international
Placement jobs are located in hotel, restaurant and tourism businesses in Finland and abroad.

Teaching and learning methods
Orientation to the training is conducted at school prior to basic placement. The placement orientation addresses issues regarding e.g. finding a placement job, a trainee’s role at work and learning at work. After the placement period students will have to attend a feed-back session.
Teacher with the main responsibility for the course
Taina Pallonen, Haaga
Pirkko Salo, Haaga

Course materials
Placement orientation and the related material is based in Moodle e-learning environment.

Assessment criteria
Placement in the industry is assessed on a scale 1 – 5 to conform with the employer evaluation.