Monday, 15 December 2014

Amazing traineeship in Finland

Hi guys! We’re students of European Civil Engineering Management from Poland. We’re on 4th year of studies and now we’ve time devoted to training. We wanted to use this time usefully so we thought of applying to the trainee exchange.
Here we are! Our laboratory of new generation concrete in Poland. In the front, from left:   Mateusz, Paweł.
Our first feeling when we received information that confirmed our participation in the traineeship was “brrrr… There is very cold!” but it didn’t scare us. We were determined because we knew that it will be important experience and a great adventure. Without thinking we booked a flight and planned the whole trip.
First stage of our trip: Train from Szczecin to Gdańsk
When we arrived to Tampere our first surprise was Finnish: all names, bus stops, shops, etc. look strange. Eg. ”Itsenäisyydenkatu” or “Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu”. We had no idea what it means.

First week we spent exploring the city by walking around. We were surprised how beautiful Tampere is: renovated, old buildings in good condition, a lot of water and a pretty flora, landscapes with rocks and lakes – this all made that we fell in love with Tampere!
View from the Observation Tower

Raatihuone - the City Hall of Tampere on Keskustori (Central Square)

We are doing our training in a construction company in Tampere, where we explore technology of civil engineering and gain the necessary experience. Work starts at 7 o’clock, and finishes at 3:30 pm. We are very satisfied with the work culture and approach to the safety of workers.
At work… “but first, let me take a selfie!”

Working on the construction site
First snow in Tampere
 To come to Finland for the traineeship was one of the best decisions in our lives!

Take care.
Mateusz (Matti) & Paweł (Paavali)

Text: Mateusz Bozek and Pawel Wozniak
Pictures: Mateusz Bozek and Pawel Wozniak

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