Attract, Connect, Retain

The High Coast International Works

Non-Swedes coming to the High Coast—whether skilled or unskilled—find the job market exciting but also daunting to engage in. Who do they approach, what skills are they looking for, what’s the best way to get Swedish job experience? While Arbetsförmedling has been the traditional job resource, their capacity and mandate have been greatly stretched, especially with New Swedes who’ve never entered the Swedish job network and have never created a resume or network here.

To attract, connect and retain these workers to align to the job creation goals of 2,500 by both Industrigrupp and the Örnsköldsvik Kommun, a new breed of internship and job placement programme will be initiated to prove that working together—local businesses, the hospitality sector, public stakeholders etc—can be more successful at creating employment opportunities and retaining skills in the High Coast.

Whether you're a company, mentor or candidate, find out more how to get involved. 


10-15 different companies offering trainings and internships to candidates.


15-25 individuals from New Immigrants, International Youth and skilled yet unemployed workers to participate as candidates.


Collaborative project with Industrigrupp, Arbetsförmedling and EU funding.


Each candidate receives a dedicated international mentor to guide his or her internship experience.


Continious monitoring to assess intership to employment conversion and employment success.


Follow up tracking for two years on each candidate