Labour market training, arbetsmarknadsutbildning, makes you more attractive on the relevant labour market. The training is often tailor made together with a specific employer and often leads directly to a job.
Arbetsmarknadsutbildning is a short vocational training programme for occupations where there is a shortage of trained people. The training does not guarantee that you will get a job, but it makes a real improvement to your chances. The training programme usually takes from a few weeks up to 6 months, but may in some cases be longer. The training is full-time.
There are a number of things that affect your chances of being able to take labour market training. Among other things, we weigh up your previous training and education and your experience, your opportunity of getting a job and what the needs of the labour market look like. You need to be registered as a jobseeker with us. You also need to satisfy one of the following:
- You are at least 25 years old.
- You are under 25 years old and have a disability that affects your ability to work.
- You are at least 18 years old and face significant challenges in entering the labour market.
How it works
The training programme is provided by various training companies around the country, on our behalf. Here you can see which training programmes are currently available. If you find something that you think might suit you, you can take it up as a suggestion when you meet us.
You can receive financial support while you are taking a labour market training programme. Talk to us about what applies to you.
You are covered by personal injury and group life insurance policies when you participate in a labour market training programme.
How to take the next step
Prepare yourself to explain why the support could increase your job opportunities.
We review your situation together. An employment officer assesses whether the support is a good way to increase your job opportunities.
What support we can offer you depends on what your situation looks like. Who is entitled to any kind of support is ultimately regulated by the government.