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FAQ - For Employers
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What is 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.
How many newcomer academics are there in Sweden?
What types of employers can participate?
In which locations does Jobbsprånget exist? Can we participate even if our location is not on the map?
Why should an organisation participate in Jobbsprånget?
How do you coordinate the programme with the Public Employment Service?
How is the programme funded?
What do the unions think about it?
How do I register for Jobbsprånget?
Would your organization like to participate in Jobbsprånget? Contact email@example.com
What does it cost to participate?
Offering an internship
Who are the candidates?
How many interns can we have? Are there any limitations?
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.
Can anyone recruit an intern?
Can asylum seekers be interns?
How do you find your candidates?
What contact does Jobbsprånget have with interns during the internship period?
Is the intern insured?
Our intern is sick. Do we need to report it somewhere?
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.
Can we require the candidate to be proficient in both Swedish and English?
What support do you provide to supervisors?
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.
Are there opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange with other employers?
Can we perform security and drug tests in connection with the recruitment process?
Is there any information about the programme that I can distribute within my organization?
It is possible to combine Jobbsprånget with other programmes, such as the “100 club” and “Fast Track”?
Before and during the recruitment process
What should a vacancy announcement look like? Can I see an example?
We have created video tutorials to help you as an employer to navigate the portal smoothly. Click here to watch the tutorials.
How do I know which candidates I can contact for recruitment?
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.
When will recruitment start? Do we need to act fast?
Can an internship be combined with an SFI (Swedish for Immigrants) course?
Is a permanent residence permit required in order to be an intern?
How come some people have temporary residence permits and others have permanent ones?
A new law went into effect on 20 July 2016 (Act on Temporary Limits to the Possibility of Receiving Residency Permits in Sweden).
Can an intern be a Swedish citizen?
During the internship
What happens if the intern wants to take time off?
Can we provide lunch?
Can we pay for travel?
Is it possible to be compensated for the cost of travelling to interviews and commuting to an internship in another location?
Can an internship be cut short?
Can an internship be extended?
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
Do I as the employer need to do anything when the internship period ends?
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.
What is the procedure and what is required to employ an intern?
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.