Every Tio bachelor student performs two work placements and writes and presents a final thesis. Doing so allows you to bring everything you’ve been taught into practice and this will help you to improve your communication and research skills. Upon receiving their BBA a lot of graduates receive job offers from the company where they have completed their final thesis.
Depending on whether you partake in the three or four-year course, you either do two work placements during the summer months (three-year course) or carry out your second placement during the second semester of the third year (four-year course). Due to Tio’s well established connections with renowned companies within the industry, there is an abundance of work placement choices available to Tio students. At the beginning of the academic year the study coach tells you everything you need to know about the work placement. Through Tio’s student web you can familiarise yourself with hundreds of work placement addresses. Tio offers guidance on finding your work placement, but the choice is yours.
Tio students have done work placements in countries like:
Antilles, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Rumania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia.
Good support and guidance to students during their work placement is important. Each company hiring a student for a work placement therefore has to prove that it’s capable of providing the required support and guidance. The student will be visited by the study coach during the work placement. If the work placement is located abroad, guidance may be given by telephone, Skype and emails instead.
Tio organises an annual Business Fair for the students. The most renowned companies are present, giving you the chance to familiarise yourself with a possible work placement and giving you a preview on what you can expect.
The guideline for the amount companies pay to Tio students during their work placement is € 62 gross per week.
In addition to the compensation paid to the student, the work placement provider also pays a Tio fee for mediation, support and guidance. This fee amounts to € 23 per week. In some cases, for example when the company pays a higher compensation to the student, the work placement provider may not pay the fee to Tio. In that case, the fee is charged to the student instead. The company fee will also be charged to students doing their final thesis independently and without a company assignment. Work placements or final theses abroad are exempt from paying the company fee to Tio.
If a non-EU/EEA student completes a part of the study programme outside the Netherlands (e.g. work placement, minor international exchange, international study trips), additional visa and/or work permits required are the students own responsibility including the cost for such visa.
Tio maintains close contacts with almost all the companies and multinationals in the hospitality, event, tourism and business industry. From the Amstel Hotel and Joop van den Ende to Coca-Cola and Transavia.com and GoGo Tours to Unilever. Here you will find an overview of companies and multinationals Tio works together with.