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FAQ - For Employers

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

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About 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.

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.
All employers are welcome – small, large, private and public sector. You can find a selection of participating employers here www.jobbspranget.se
We are here. All employers are welcome. If you are the first in your area, maybe others will follow suit!
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.
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.
The programme is financed by the Wallenberg Foundations and the Swedish government, administered by Tillväxtverket.
Jobbsprånget works in cooperation with the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers, Architects Sweden, the Swedish Association of Professional Scientists and Jusek.

Would your organization like to participate in Jobbsprånget? Contact info@jobbspranget.se

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.

About Jobbsprånget Ukraine

Jobbsprånget Ukraine is an opportunity for employers to connect with refugees from Ukraine and offer them a path into the Swedish job market. You, as an employer, are free to choose the form of employment.
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 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 you updated on any changes in terms of conditions.

No, Jobbsprånget Ukraine is not an internship programme. Each employer decides the form of employment, level of compensation, and timeframe.
Jobbsprånget Ukraine welcomes applicants with an academic or high school degree, who have come to Sweden under the Mass Refugee Directive.
Refugees from Ukraine 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. You 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. Please see these links from Migrationsverket and Skatteverket about your responsitiblity as employers.

Jobbsprånget contributes with our application portal, where employers can post ads to refugees from Ukraine who have come to Sweden after February 24, 2022. Just like in Jobbsprånget, you choose which applicants you want to meet and recruit. In this case, you also decide on the level of compensation, form of employment and timeframe.
We are available to answer any questions you may have.

We will use our experience and network to reach out with Jobbsprånget Ukraine through various marketing activities targeting those who have fled to Sweden so far.

Offering an internship

The program receives applications from many different academic background and nationalities.
No, we have employers that take 30 interns and employers that take one-three.
Yes, as long as you have appropriate assignments for an engineer, architect, scientist or economist.
Jobbsprånget is aimed at candidates who are registered with the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).
We communicate with the candidates directly and through Arbetsförmedlingen. The candidates apply through our application portal.
During the internship period interns are invited to attend a network meeting with other Jobbsprånget interns. Before the start of the internship the intern is given an introduction kit which presents the structure of the internship and contains contact details for future communication.
Yes, through the Swedish Public Employment Service.
The Jobbsprånget programme language is English. All communication, marketing and correspondence with the candidates is in English. As an employer you cannot stipulate Swedish as a prerequisite to participate in Jobbsprånget.
Before the start of each internship period we arrange supervisor meetings for participating supervisors. At these meetings the Jobbsprånget programme is presented and, in a workshop format, we go through important considerations before and during the internship period. You can find more information here.
Jobbsprånget invites employers and candidates to attend network meetings. For more information, please contact Jobbsprånget.
You conduct the recruitment process in line with your normal routines and based on what you agree on with your candidates. If you wish to subject applicants to specific tests, this should be communicated in the application portal in the recruitment announcement where you describe your organization and the positions you are offering.
Information materials in Swedish and English are available here.
Yes! It is not a problem to combine a Jobbsprånget internship with other programmes. For example, as an internship provider, Jobbsprånget is already part of “Praktik i staten” (public sector work experience programme).

Before and during the recruitment process

We have created video tutorials to help you as an employer to navigate the portal smoothly. Click here to watch the tutorials.

All of the applicants are presented in the Jobbsprånget application portal. For each candidate a color indicates whether or not they are eligible for an internship. In order to be a Jobbsprånget intern the candidate must be registered with the Swedish Public Employment Service and eligible for an internship. This is indicated in the portal by the following colour codes: 

Blue = Eligibility has not yet been determined. 

Green = Candidate is eligible for an internship. 

Orange = Further information is needed for the Public Employment Service to determine eligibility. 

Red = Candidate is not eligible for an internship. 

Check out this short video about candidate’s eligibility status.

Recruitment of candidates begins no later than 17 August for the autumn internships and 17 January for the spring internships. Some candidates will be attractive and will therefore be suitable for several different internships. It is therefore a good idea to act fast.
Jobbsprånget’s basic offering is a full-time internship. If the parties in the arrangement – employer, candidate and case worker – agree on the candidate combining the internship with an SFI course, this is of course allowed.
Jobbsprånget is aimed at candidates who are registered with the Public Employment Service regardless of which type of residence permit they hold (temporary or permanent). Candidates with student visas are not allowed to take part in an internship through Jobbsprånget.
Yes, a candidate who applies and takes part in an internship through Jobbsprånget can be a Swedish citizen.

During the internship

A break in the internship for time off can be specified in the internship contract prepared by the Public Employment Service case worker, sometimes this goes though and sometimes not. If the intern wishes to have an extended period of leave during the internship, the internship contract must be terminated and a new internship decision made. The new contract will go into effect after the end of the extended leave.
Employers are permitted to provide lunch to the interns. If the employer provides lunch, this is considered a benefit for the intern. Since the employer is the issuer of the benefit, the employer must account for this in the form of a statement of income.
The employer may pay the intern for travel to and from the internship. If the employer pays travel expenses, this is considered a benefit for the intern. Since the employer is the issuer of the benefit, the employer must account for this in the form of a statement of income.
Interns can receive compensation for travel to and from interviews. The intern should contact their case worker to apply for this compensation. Employers need to invite candidates to an interview in writing. This can then be presented when the candidate applies for compensation.
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.

After the internship

Makes sure that you and your intern has gone through the mentor and programme guide throughout the internship. When the internship ends you should give the candidate a work certificate or a letter of reference outlining what your intern has done during the internship. A diploma template can be found on our website under the tab “mentors”.
If you want to employ an intern during/after an internship, you are welcome to contact Jobbsprånget and we will provide support in consultation with the intern’s case worker at the Public Employment Service. If you wish to discuss the possibility of and procedure for applying for a New Start Job (Nystartsjobb), Jobbsprånget can help you with this as well.

Video tutorials for employers