VITALIS Internship Wood Processing


For students of Construction and Interior Construction Trades like Masonry, Painting


Learning of classical handicraft techniques
Working at a wooden door
Protective measures for wood surfaces

 Learning Outcomes

    The student learns/knows:

  • Making sketches, plans and drawings and how to read technical documents and determine the material requirements
  • Set up and secure workplaces, e.g. during on-site assembly
  • Different types of wood and wood-based materials and how to process them manually or by machine
  • Handle, adjust and maintain both hand and machine tools
  • How to make fixtures, bodies or frames
  • Conduct intermediate and final checks
  • How to make frames and racks, how to assemble the individual components and how the products, e.g. doors, windows, stairs, furniture
  • What surface treatment options are available, e.g. staining or colouring, and how to apply wood preservation measures
  • Prepare the products for transport, what is important during assembly and disassembly on site and how to install insulation materials

 Focal Points and Tasks

    The student develops their understanding of:

  • Design and construction of products
  • Planning and preparation of work processes
  • Setting up, securing and clearing workstations
  • Working and processing of wood, wood-based and other materials and semi-finished products
  • Making simple products from wood
  • Manufacture composite products from wood and wood-based materials
  • Treatment and refinement of surfaces, maintenance of articles
  • Setting up, operating and maintaining tools, equipment, machines, plants and devices
  • Manufacture of parts and assembly of products
  • Implementation of quality assurance measures

 Learning outcomes common to all professions

  • Health and safety at work - observes health and safety rules and SOPs
  • Professionally oriented foreign language - improved ability to use a foreign language (English/German) in the execution of tasks and the ability to formulate short and comprehensible statements to communicate in the workplace
  • Personal and social competences - develops a culturally and ethically sound approach to working with others in a company, increased creativity and consistency in their actions, copes with stress, responsibility and assigned tasks
  • Organisation of work in small teams - increased ability to communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues, organise work in a team

 VITALIS Internships

  • All internships according to the Dual vocational training in Germany and the principles of ECVET
  • Our internships take place in small groups under the guidance of qualified and experienced staff
  • The internships are scaleable - depending to the knowledge of participants from different classes
  • According to the length of stay the internships can be customized and combined
  • Our internships can be funded by Erasmus programme - open for all member states of the European Union