Rusta och matcha

Need extra support to find a job? With our service Prepare and Match you receive the support you need. You pick a provider you would like support from and are then assigned a personal supervisor to help you. The aim is for you to find a job or start school as soon as possible.


How to choose

In Prepare and Match you choose your own provider. Choose the one which best suits you. (Only in Swedish).

For whom

Prepare and Match is for those who can work, but need some extra support to find a job or start their studies. With the support of a supervisor from one of our providers, you can participate in individually tailored activities that help you reach your goal faster: a job or education. It can be contacts with employers, support in your job search, information and education opportunities, as well as guidance. If you are new in Sweden you can participate in Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) during the service period.

You can also receive support such as internships, occupational assessment or validation if we find cause for such. You have individual development meetings with your supervisor, at least once every two weeks.

If you do not speak Swedish you can get support in your own language.

Today, the service is available in 186 municipalities. If you do not live in one of these municipalities you may be eligible for the service Stöd och matchning Support and Matching instead.

You have to live in one of the following municipalities

Arjeplog Arjeplog

Arvidsjaur Arvidsjaur

Blekinge: Karlshamn, Karlskrona, Olofström, Ronneby

Eda: Eda

Eskilstuna: Eskilstuna, Vingåker, Flen, Katrineholm

Fagersta: Skinnskatteberg, Norberg, Fagersta

Filipstad: Filipstad

Gotland: Gotland

Göteborg Varberg, Kungsbacka, Härryda, Partille, Öckerö, Ale, Lerum, Bollebygd, Lilla Edet, Mark, Göteborg, Mölndal, Kungälv, Vårgårda, Essunga, Herrljunga, Alingsås, Stenungsund, Tjörn och Orust

Hagfors: Hagfors

Hällefors: Hällefors

Härjedalen: Härjedalen

Karlskoga: Storfors, Degerfors och Karlskoga

Karlstad: Kil, Hammarö, Munkfors, Forshaga, Grums, Sunne, Karlstad, Kristinehamn, Arvika, Åmål, Säffle

Kristianstad: Östra Göinge, Kristianstad, Hässleholm, Sölvesborg och Bromölla

Lidköping: Götene, Lidköping, Vara

Luleå Kalix, Älvsbyn, Luleå, Piteå och Boden

Malmö Staffanstorp, Burlöv, Vellinge, Kävlinge, Lomma, Svedala, Skurup, Sjöbo, Hörby, Höör, Malmö, Lund, Eslöv, Trelleborg, Tomelilla, Ystad, Simrishamn, Svalöv, Örkelljunga, Bjuv, Perstorp, Klippan, Åstorp, Båstad, Landskrona, Helsingborg, Höganäs och Ängelholm

Nyköping Nyköping och Oxelösund

Oskarshamn: Högsby, Mönsterås, Oskarshamn

Stockholm Upplands Väsby, Vallentuna, Österåker, Värmdö, Järfälla, Ekerö, Huddinge, Botkyrka, Salem, Haninge, Tyresö, Upplands-Bro, Täby, Danderyd, Sollentuna, Stockholm, Nacka, Sundbyberg, Solna, Lidingö, Vaxholm, Norrtälje, Sigtuna, Nynäshamn, Håbo, Nykvarn, Södertälje, Gnesta, Strängnäs, Trosa, Knivsta, Tierp, Uppsala, Enköping, Östhammar och Heby

Torsby: Torsby

Trollhättan: Färgelanda, Grästorp, Lysekil, Mellerud, Munkedal, Sotenäs, Trollhättan, Uddevalla, Vänersborg

Umeå: Bjurholm, Nordmaling, Robertsfors, Umeå, Vindeln, Vännäs

Västerås: Arboga, Hallstahammar, Kungsör, Köping, Sala, Surahammar, Västerås

Årjäng: Årjäng

Örebro: Lekeberg, Laxå, Hallsberg, Örebro, Kumla, Askersund, Nora och Lindesberg

Östergötland: Kinda, Åtvidaberg, Linköping, Finspång, Valdemarsvik, Norrköping, Söderköping, Ödeshög, Boxholm, Mjölby, Motala och Vadstena

Östersund Ragunda, Bräcke, Krokom, Strömsund, Åre, Berg och Östersund

How it works

  • We are the ones who assess if the service Prepare and Match is an appropriate service for you. Here's how we make our assessment.
  • You participate in the service for six months, then we evaluate how things have progressed. If necessary, you may participate for another six months, for a total of 12 months.
  • You choose which provider you want. You can search for providers in your city here on the website. You will also find information on their methodology as well as their language and business knowledge.
  • Let us know which provider you have chosen when you have your appointment with us. We also need the so called KA number, which you will find below the provider’s name.
  • A supervisor with a provider will contract you ahead of your first meeting. Together you develop an individual development plan for how to get a job or start your studies faster.
  • If you are unwilling or unable to pick a service provider, we use a so-called no-selection option. In this case you will receive support from the provider operating closest to where you live.
  • If you are unsatisfied with the help you are receiving you can switch providers. Contact us if you want to switch.

Benefit and conditions

When you receive this support, you are taking part in a programme. You can then apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan. Here, you will find out more about how to apply for the benefit and what rules apply when you take part in one of our programmes.

When you take part in a programme

Frequently asked questions

Here you will find frequently asked questions about Prepare and Match.

Q&A (Only in Swedish)

Your collaboration records will help us improve “Rusta och matcha”

When you take part in “Rusta och matcha”, you will also be part of a European Social Fund (ESF) project. The aim of the project is to learn from and improve Arbetsförmedlingen’s matching services. Every month, your supplier will document the activities you have carried out according to the plan you drew up together. Every month, you will be able to see this report, known as your “collaboration record”, under My Pages. You will need to read through and approve your collaboration record, to ensure that you and your supplier agree the information is correct.

More information about collaboration records

How to take the next step

Contact us

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.

Detta projekt medfinansieras av Europeiska unionen/Europeiska socialfonden