About Jobbsprånget

What is Jobbsprånget?
Jobbsprånget is a four-month internship (in Swedish “praktik”) programme run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). The purpose of the internship is to speed up the introduction to the Swedish labour market and to give candidates a chance to show their potential by actively matching employers with newcomer academics. 150 employers participate in 50 different locations all over Sweden.

What is IVA?
Jobbsprånget is run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) www.iva.se

How many newcomer academics are there in Sweden?
According to information from the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) there are around 8,500 engineers, architects, scientists and economists registered under its Introduction Programme (June 2017).
As the number of newcomers registered in the Introduction Programme will increase from just over 60,000 to 90,000, i.e. a 50-percent increase, the Jobbsprånget target group is expected to increase from 8,500 to around 12,000 individuals. The combined data shows that there will be between 8,000 and 12,000 newcomers with a university degree in the programme’s target groups during the years 2017–2019.

What types of employers can participate?
All employers are welcome – small, large, private and public sector. You can find a selection of participating employers here www.jobbspranget.se

In which locations does Jobbsprånget exist? Can we participate even if our location is not on the map?
We are here. All employers are welcome. If you are the first in your area, maybe others will follow suit!

Why should an organisation participate in Jobbsprånget?
Jobbsprånget is a nationwide internship programme that provides employers with an easy way to make use of the skills and experience of newcomer academics who have recently arrived in Sweden. Using our solid experience of running intership programs between talent and employers, we find ways to match your talent needs with relevant candidates who are currently outside the job market.

How do you coordinate the programme with the Public Employment Service?
In July 2016 IVA signed a declaration of intent with the Swedish Public Employment Service regarding Jobbsprånget. There are also national guidelines for approval of internships produced by the unions relevant to Jobbsprånget, i.e. the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers, Akavia, the Swedish Association of Professional Scientists and Architects Sweden.

How is the programme funded?
The programme is financed by the Wallenberg Foundations and the Swedish government, administered by Tillväxtverket.

What do the unions think about it?
Jobbsprånget works in cooperation with the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers, Architects Sweden, the Swedish Association of Professional Scientists and Jusek.

How do I register for Jobbsprånget?
Would your organization like to participate in Jobbsprånget? Contact info@jobbsprnaget.se

What does it cost to participate?
There is no charge to participate in the Jobbsprånget programme. As an employer you provide support in the form of intern supervision. The Public Employment Service pays compensation to the interns.