Big investments by the Government and Wallenberg in Jobbsprånget

Monday 11 September 2017

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An autumn budget of SEK 55 million over the next four years to IVA’s Jobbsprånget project. This was announced by Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, at a meeting at EY, one of the employers participating in the internship project.

At the same meeting Peter Wallenberg of the Wallenberg Foundations announced a further investment of SEK 38 million, in addition to the SEK 38 million already pledged by the Foundation in 2016. This provides the project with funding for another five years.

“We are of course very happy,” says Alexandra Ridderstad, Jobbsprånget’s Project Manager. “This shows that we have a model that works. The new resources will enable Jobbsprånget to deliver at least 1,000 internships a year.”

Jobbsprånget enables newcomers to Sweden with a university degree to quickly get placed in an internship in their field. The internships last for four months and the working language is English. Attending the meeting was Ahmed Kaddoura, one of the first interns in the Jobbsprånget project. He now has a permanent position at EY.

Jobbsprånget is a national internship programme building bridges between employers and newcomers with a degree to embrace qualified talent around the country. The project was launched in 2015 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA. Engineers, architects, scientists and economists can apply.

Today Jobbsprånget works with 150 employers in 50 cities, from Boden in the north to Malmö in the south. Jobbsprånget is run in close partnership with the Public Employment Services.

Jobbsprånget was created based on the experiences, processes and networks within IVA’s Tekniksprånget project.

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Photo: Camilla Svensk