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Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to participate in Jobbsprånget. Below we have gathered frequently asked questions from candidates. Do not hesitate to contact us if you can’t find the answers you’re looking for.

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About Jobbsprånget Ukraine

Jobbsprånget Ukraine is an opportunity for refugees from Ukraine to connect with employers who offer them a path into the Swedish job market.
We are in the middle of a crisis and many employers participating in Jobbsprånget are eager to help Ukrainian refugees into the Swedish job market. Jobbsprånget has therefore decided to open our platform and network for newcomers from Ukraine.
Jobbsprånget Ukraine welcomes applicants with an academic or high school degree, who have come to Sweden under the Mass Refugee Directive.

Jobbsprånget Ukraine is a new separate leap, where several basic conditions differ from Jobbsprånget’s ordinary internship model.

The following applies to Jobbsprånget Ukraine:

  • It is not an internship programme. Each employer decides the form of employment, level of compensation, and timeframe.
  • We welcome applicants with academic and high school education.
  • The applicants have a work permit and will not be eligibility checked by the Swedish Public Employment Service.
  • Ukrainians are currently not eligible to apply for internships or other subsidised activities, so compensation to the candidate is paid by the employer – as the situation is currently.
  • The employer is responsible for ensuring that the candidate is insured.
  • We are in constant contact with relevant public agencies and ministries and will keep employers and candidates updated on any changes in terms of conditions.
The initiative is free of charge for the candidates. As Ukrainians are currently not eligible to apply for internships or other subsidised activities, so compensation to the candidate is paid by the employers – as the situation is currently. The employers decide the level of compensation and the length of the employment.
The employer is responsible for ensuring that the candidate is insured during the employment period.

Registering and applying for Jobbsprånget

Jobbsprånget is a four-month internship (in Swedish “praktik”) programme. 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.

Jobbsprånget is intended for newcomers and foreign academics with an academic degree in engineering, architecture, science, pharmacy or business/finance (bachelor, master or higher degree), born outside of the EU and outside of other European countries. You need to have proficient English language skills, both spoken and written. In order to participate you must be registered at Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service).Priority groups:
  • Unemployed persons born outside of EU or other European countries (but not on student visa)
  • Unemployed persons with disabilities
  • All persons in the Establishment programme
  • Newcomer academics in the Job and development programme

Jobbsprånget has two application periods: 16 July – 16 August and 16 December – 16 January. Please click here to watch video tutorials on the registration and application process of Jobbsprånget.

This is Arbetsförmedlingens regulations for approving “arbetspraktik” = internship. We follow their rules as it is a cooperation with them. If you have queries about your eligibility to participate in Jobbsprånget please get in touch with Arbetsförmedlingen!

You can submit the contact details to your nearest local Arbetsförmedlingen office. You can go to their website to see which office is closest to you, as well as what the contact details are.

Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to register without BankID.
If you do not have a residence permit in Sweden you cannot apply. If you are on vacation currently, but live in Sweden you are welcome to apply! Please note that you must be in Sweden to complete an internship. Arbetsförmedlingen cannot accept an internship for you if you are outside of Sweden.
It depends on two parts: 1. If you are in Sweden with a Student Visa you cannot participate in Jobbsprånget. This according to Arbetsförmedlingens criteria for internship “Arbetspraktik”. 2. In addition to not having a Student Visa your case officer at Arbetsförmedlingen also has to approve that you are eligible for internship.
Jobbsprånget is a cooperation with Arbetsförmedlingen. This means that it is always your case officer who makes the decision wheter or not you are eligible. This is explained by program you take part in, e.g “Etableringsprogram” or “JOBEN”. In some cases you might have to wait 12 months before you become eligible for the Jobbsprånget
According to Arbetsförmedlingen, newcomers are applicants who have been living in Sweden for max 36 months. It can also be candidates from non-european countries according to Arbetsförmedlingens regulations for approving “arbetspraktik” = internship. We from Jobbsprånget say that we welcome applicants from all countries. It might not be that everyone is eligible for internship but it can be a window to the portal and employers in Sweden who are looking for your exact profile. Then we are happy that you still could meet in the system, even though it didn’t lead to an internship
The programme language is English and the internship is supervised and carried out in English. “Internship time in English, break time in Swedish,” is how we like to put it.

Your visa class=Beslutsklass can be found on the decision document you get from Migrationsverket when they approve your residence permit (please note that the visa class in NOT listed on your residence card). If you no longer have this document please reach out to Migrationsverket=Migration agency.

You are welcome to apply to Jobbsprånget while you wait for a decision. Arbetsförmedlingen will decide whether you are eligible or not base on your last visa class. In some cases Arbetsförmedlingen will not be able to determine your eligibility and you status will remain orange in the portal.
To apply for Jobbsprånget you need to have a university degree (at least three years) in engineering, architecture, science or economics. Do my qualifications/grades/certificates need to be validated? No.
Here is a selection of participating employers. In the portal there is a presentation of all employers seeking interns in the ongoing recruitment period.

Check out our online sessions for tips on how to write a CV.

You can watch a tutorial on this here.

Your CV and cover letter must be in English.
No, you cannot change anything in your application(s) when the portal is closed. You can however upload additional files to you application(s) at anytime. Changes to your profile can also be done when the portal is closed.
You can register an account at any time at www.jobbsprånget.se. You can apply for an internship from 16 July to 16 August and from 16 December to 16 January.
You are welcome to apply to any employers seeking your skills or expertise. There is no limit to the number of applications you may make, but we recommend you to only apply to the internship position that suits your background.

The color codes indicates your eligibility status to participate in Jobbsprånget. This is determined by Arbetsförmedlingen throughout the applications periods and a few weeks after that. Arbetsförmedlingens goal is to evaluate the status of all candidates that has applied by September 1st for fall term ad February 1st for spring term. They inform us directly about you eligibility status. Here is what the different color codes stands for:

Blue: Arbetsförmedlingen has not yet evaluated your status.
Green: you are deemed eligible for internship.
Red: you are not eligible for internship.
Orange: Arbetsförmedlingen does not have enough information to determine your eligibility.

Yes, your eligibility needs to be determined again for each time you apply to Jobbsprånget

About the internship

Jobbsprånget is an internship (in Swedish “praktik”) for four months. Jobbsprånget is NOT a job.

Jobbsprånget is internship = praktik. The internship is part of an activity program within Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) and there is no salary during the internship. Instead, the candidates receive a monthly allowance within Arbetsförmedlingen’s activity program. The allowance is handled and managed via Försäkringskassan. If you have any questions about the allowance or who to report your time please find information here or get in touch with Arbetsförmedlingen.

The employer arranges their own recruitment process. A majority of the participating organizations will initiate the recruitment process after 16 August/16 January. Please check your email and/or voicemail messages on a regular basis in case you are called for an interview by an employer. All communication will come directly from the company/organization, not from Jobbsprånget. Jobbsprånget will, however, email you when all internships have been finalized.

No, Jobbsprånget works as a link between employers and newcomer academics by actively matching applicants with participating employers in Jobbsprånget internship programme. How does the matching work?

Step 1: Create an account and build your profile page
Step 2: Send your application to the employers of interest to you
Step 3: Employers start the recruitment process accordingly and will ”match” with the applicants that seem most suitable

If Jobbsprånget would take interns sometime in the future you will find the internship ads in the portal, as usual!

Neither Jobbsprånget nor the participating organizations are able to arrange accommodation during the internship. The Public Employment Service may compensate the candidate for travel expenses during the interview process and if you need to travel during your internship.
The internship can be cut short if any of the parties involved (intern, employer, case worker at the Public Employment Service) so desires. There is no required period of notice to end an internship. It instead takes place when the parties involved have discussed it and reached an agreement.
Jobbsprånget cannot extend the internship period. If an employer or intern wants to extend the internship, this is a matter for discussion between the employer, the intern and the case worker at Arbetsförmedlingen. Jobbsprånget is happy to help by referring the intern and employer to the relevant case worker. A step-by-step guide on how to appy for an extension can be found here: https://jobbspranget.se/forlangning-av-praktik/
Congratulations! Contact Jobbsprånget and we will facilitate your communication with the parties involved (the employer and case worker at Arbetsförmedlingen) so that your internship can be terminated.

Interns are not entitled to any vacation days. If you are planning on taking some time off the best way to know the procedure for sure is to get in contact with Arbetsförmedlingen. If you take time off without consulting with Arbetsförmedlingen first you could be expulsed from your internship.
What should I do if I get sick during the internship?
If you get sick or if your child gets sick and you need to stay home this should of course be communicated to your mentor/manager at the company you are interning for. You also need to report this on Arbetsförmedlingen’s website. Please see links below:

https://arbetsformedlingen.se/other-languages/english-engelska/extra-stod/att-delta-i-program/anmal-franvaro-nar-du-ar-sjuk

https://arbetsformedlingen.se/other-languages/english-engelska/extra-stod/att-delta-i-program/om-du-ar-sjuk-i-mer-an-sju-dagar

https://arbetsformedlingen.se/other-languages/english-engelska/extra-stod/att-delta-i-program/anmala-franvaro-for-vard-av-barn-vab

We actively encourage interns to look for a job during their internship. Have a transparent and open dialogue about your job searching activity with your employer and case worker.

How we handle your personal data

The Jobbsprånget portal is action based. It is when you apply for internship at a company, that your contact details, CV, letter and test results are visible to a person at the company.
No, it does not have the same functionality as the above mentioned sites. At Jobbsprånget you create a personal page when you register for an account. It is when you then choose to take the next step after registry of account to apply to an internship that the information concerning your application is visible to a specific person at the company where you want to become an intern at.

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