Vocational advancement

The training is often tailor-made with a specific employer and often leads directly to work.

Labor market training is a short, vocational training for professions where there is a shortage of trained staff. The training does not guarantee you a job, but it greatly improves your chances. The training is usually from a few weeks up to six months, but in some cases it can be longer. Education is full time.

There are several aspects that affect your chances of getting job market training. The Swedish Public Employment Service considers, among other things, your previous education and experience, your opportunities to get a job and what the needs of the labor market look like. You need to be registered as a job seeker at the Swedish Public Employment Service. You also need to fulfill one of the following:

  • You are 25 years old
  • You are younger than 25 years and have a disability that affects your ability to work
  • You are 18 and have difficulty finding jobs for special reasons
  • You participate in the job guarantee program for young adults or in the job and development guarantee program
  • You participate in the establishment program or have an establishment plan, or have participated for the maximum time in of one of these programs.

The training programs are provided by various educational companies around the country on behalf of the Swedish Public Employment Service. If you find any educational program that you think might be right for you, you can mention it as a suggestion when you meet with them.

Financial support

You can receive financial support while attending a labor market education. Talk to the Swedish Public Employment Service about what applies to you.


You are covered by personal injury and group life insurance when you participate in labor market education.

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