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FAQ - For Employers
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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.
In which locations does Jobbsprånget exist? Can we participate even if our location is not on the map?
Would your organization like to participate in Jobbsprånget? Contact email@example.com
Offering an internship
It depends on your company/organisation. We have employers that take 30 interns and employers that take between 1 to 3. The number of interns needs to be proportionated to the number of employees. This is because Arbetsförmedlingen needs to assure the quality of supervision during the internship.
No, the intern should inform Arbetsförmedlingen themselves. If you as an employer would like to know more about what your interns should do if they get sick, you can find information here.
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.
It is possible to combine Jobbsprånget with other programmes, such as the “100 club” and “Fast Track”?
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.
Pink = Pink status” indicates incomplete or inaccurate visa information in the candidate’s Jobbsprånget profile. We need correct and complete documentation regarding the candidate’s visa, so Arbetsförmedlingen can assess their eligibility correctly.
For temporary or permanent residence permits, they need to upload their Migrationsverket visa decision letter. Ensure it shows their visa class (“beslutsklass”). This is the only necessary visa document.
For ‘X’ visa class, the candidate needs to upload their original first visa decision letter too. ‘X’ signifies an extension, and Arbetsförmedlingen needs their initial visa type.
For Swedish citizens, they need to provide a copy of their passport or citizenship document. If the candidates are EU-citizens born outside of Europe, they need to upload their European passports. Follow these steps to address “Pink status” promptly.
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.
A new law went into effect on 20 July 2016 (Act on Temporary Limits to the Possibility of Receiving Residency Permits in Sweden).
During the internship
Is it possible to be compensated for the cost of travelling to interviews and commuting to an internship in another location?
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 apply 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.
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.