YOUTH IN ŁÓDŹ
Youth in Łódź programme is dedicated to young people to encourage them to connect their future with the City of Łódź, support the career development of Łódź students and provide local entrepreneurs and potential investors with highly qualified staff.
Programme is coordinated by Business Development and International Relations Bureau in the City of Łódź Office. In cooperation with the largest Universities in Łódź and leading employers from Łódź and the region implements the programme’s initiatives, including such as apprenticeship and internship portal, paid holiday internships, scholarship programme, free trainings or discount card.
Almost 300 companies from Łódź and the region and the leading Łódź universities are actively cooperating in the programme.
One of the most important programme initiative is an extensive and unique scholarship programme on a national scale. It contains scholarships funded by employers in the most wanted faculties, co-financing of dormitories for people from outside the Łódź region and co-financing of language and IT courses. In total, in 12 editions of this programme, there were more than 4610 applications to the particular employers.
Scholarship comittees composed of representatives of the employer-founder, university and the City of Łódź Office selected 276 students, who revceived scholarships in the amount of 500 to 1000 PLN per month. So far, 55 studentshave received reimbursement of accomodation costs in dormitories of the Łódź University of Technology, University of Łódź and the Medical University of Łódź and almost 280 students took language (english, german, italian, spanish, japan) and IT courses.
The main point of the Scholarships of the City of Łódź programme is to create adequate conditions to undertake studies on universities of Łódź. Attracting talented, ambitious youth, also from outside the Łódź region, combined with high-quality didactic processes at universities in Łódź, will provide Łódź employers and potential investors with the certainty of high-quality human resources.
Until the 2017/2018 academic year, the City of Łódź Scholarships were intended for highly gifted students and doctoral students of priority fields of study. From the 2018/2019 academic year, only 1st-year full-time students who are laureates or finalists of national subject and thematic competitions may apply for the City of Łódź scholarship programme.
In 8 program editions there were 151 scholars of the City of Łódź Scholarships programme who received in total an amount of about 2.030.786 PLN !
APPRENTICESHIP AND INTERNSHIP
Important initiative of the programme is apprenticeship and internship portal www.praktyki.lodz.pl, which enable young people to get professional experience in the best Łódź companies. The initiative is addressed to all of students and graduates of Łódź universities who want to gain professional experience in the best Łódź companies and to the employers from Łódź and the region who are looking for the best apprentices and trainees. On the website, employers publish an announcement on apprenticeship and internship. The candidates can set up their profile with basic personal data and information about the university, field of study and year of study, skills and professional experience and quick application for selected offers. Using the website’s services is completely free of charge for candidates and employers as well. The portal is associated with paid Holiday Internships „Work as an apprentice in Łódź”. 450 Łódź companies took part in 9 editions of this project and employed over 1500 interns during the holiday season. The candidates choose the offers they were interested in and sent the applications via the Internship Portal at www.praktyki.lodz.pl. Over 28 000 aplications have been submitted! More than 70% interns received from their employer an offer to continue cooperation after the internship.
If a student would like to expand their knowledge, they can take part in free trainings „Your Career in Your Hands”, organized in cooperation with the partners of the Youth in Łódź programme. So far over 600 trainings have been organized and almost 8,800 young people have already benefited.
Students from Łódź universities and graduates up to 12 months after graduation can participate in the trainings. The current and archival trainings can be found HERE.
Full information about the competition is available at startupy.lodz.pl/en
OPEN DAYS ‚Meet employers from Łódź’
Open Days ‚Meet employers from Łódź’ is a series of visits to the Łódź employers – Partners of Youth in Łódź programme, where students have the opportunity to visit the company and get information about employment opportunities, recruitment process, etc. Over 1,900 students benefited from this initiative.
Student’s life is not only about duties, but also privileges. Why not to benefit from them? There are over 100 reasons and 10 categories why you should have your card, with which only students of Łódź universities can get discounts on products and services offered by over 100 partners, including theaters, cinemas, restaurants, language schools, dance schools, driving courses, fitness clubs, entertainment and culture centers. The card is used by 21,000 students.
Now is available in the application.
As part of the Youth in Łódź programme, many promotional events and campaigns have been organized. During them we encourage you to participate in our initiatives. Mentioning a few of the most important: Academic and University Job Fairs, Salon of High School graduates and the action „Taste of studying in Łódź”.
The Youth in Łódź programme is characterised by high recognisability. The survey conducted on
a representative group of Łódź students shows that 98% of the respondents who heard of any campaign addressed to young people spontaneously point out to the Youth in Łódź programme.
The website www.mlodziwlodzi.pl has over 21 thousand registered users and
9.5 thousand newsletter subscribers, and nearly 20 thousand unique users visit it monthly.
We also invite you to our funpage on Facebook!
Data current as at May 21, 2020.