Job Guarantee Programme for Young People

The Job Guarantee Programme for Young People is a programme for young people under the age of 25. You can for example get help to find work, get a work experience placement or study and vocational guidance. The aim is for you to find a job or begin studying as quickly as possible.

What is the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People?

It is a programme that consists of activities adapted to your needs in combination with you actively looking for work. The aim is for you to find a job or begin studying as quickly as possible.

Who can take part in the programme?

You can take part in the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People if you are between 16 and 24 years of age and are unemployed and registered with us. You also need to satisfy one of the following:

  • You have been unemployed full-time for at least 90 days during the past 4 months.
  • For at least three months you have worked less than you would have been able to, for example you worked on an hourly basis, and are entitled to unemployment benefit.
  • If you have taken part in the establishment programme or the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People for the maximum period but are still unemployed.
  • You have been sentenced to imprisonment and have been granted leave from prison or are on probation but have not completed one year of the probationary period.

You can join the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People part-time

You can join the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People part-time if you:

  • are unemployed part-time and receive unemployment benefit
  • are on part-time parental leave
  • are over 20 and are studying part-time at Komvux
  • have an education contract with us and your municipality
  • are studying sfi part-time.

What you can do in the programme

You and your employment officer together plan what activities suit you best to be able to find a job or begin studying as quickly as possible. Here are some examples of activities:

  • study and career guidance
  • job-seeking activities with coaching
  • work experience placement
  • Education for up to six months
  • help and guidance if you are considering starting your own business
  • vocational rehabilitation
  • job training at a workplace

We keep track of how things are progressing for you and give you the support you need.

The scope of the programme

The programme is normally full-time. If you are on part-time parental leave, or are not able to work full-time because of illness or a disability, it is possible for you to take part in the programme part-time.

Participation in the programme is naturally voluntary but if you join the programme you must be active and follow the plan that we have agreed on together.

You have no holiday entitlement when you take part in the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People but in special cases we can give you time off for three days.

If you have a health issue or a disability, you can get extra support

We need to know if you have a health issue or disability that affects your ability to take part in the programme’s activities. We will then together with you look at what assistance you need to be able to take part in the activities.

Support for you with a disability

Payment when you take part in the programme

When you take part in the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People, you can receive benefit from Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurance Agency). Once we have enrolled you in the programme, you can apply for introduction benefit from Försäkringskassan. To receive the benefit it is important that you follow the plan you have with us. This means that you need to take part in the activities we agree on.

Benefit when you take part in a programme

Apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan

If you fall sick or need to stay at home to take care of a sick child

If you are sick for a long period, we try to adapt the content of your programme so that you can still take part. If you fall ill or need to stay at home to take care of a child, you need to notify us.

Report absence when you are sick

Report absence for care of a child (VAB)

Report your activities

You must submit an activity report every month. This is important for us to be able to give you the right support on your way to work or education and for you to receive your benefit from Försäkringskassan.

Activity report

Questions and answers

What happens when I get a job?

If you find a full-time job, you are discharged from the programme. If you find a part-time job and work so much that you once again satisfy the conditions to receive unemployment benefit, you will be discharged from the programme. Should you become unemployed again without qualifying for unemployment benefit again, you can be enrolled in the programme again.

Unemployment benefit

What happens if I still cannot find a job or studies?

If you have not found a job or begun studies within 15 months, you can instead be given further support within the Job and Development Guarantee Programme.

The Job and Development Guarantee Programme

How long can I take part in the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People?

You can take part in the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People until you

  • begin working or studying full-time outside the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People
  • go on full-time parental leave
  • are unable to work for one month or more due to illness, and the programme cannot be adapted to your needs
  • satisfy the conditions to receive unemployment benefit once again.

You can take part in the programme for a maximum of 15 months.

What happens if I fall sick or go on parental leave?

You are discharged from the programme

  • if you are unable to work for more than one month due to illness and the programme cannot be adapted
  • if you go on full-time parental leave.

If you are away for a shorter period than 12 months, you can re-join the programme.

Am I insured?

You are covered by personal injury and group life insurance policies when you participate in the Job Guarantee Programme for Young People. Your employer can also receive compensation from the state in the instance that you damage company property.

Can I lose my place on the programme?

You can lose your place on the programme if you do not follow the rules or are disruptive.

Can I re-join the programme after employment or training and education?

You can re-join the programme if you have been on sick leave or parental leave or have studied. However, you must not have been absent for more than twelve months. If you have worked and become unemployed, you can re-join the programme if you are not entitled to unemployment benefit.

You can receive compensation for travel expenses

If you take part in a programme or course somewhere other than where you live, you can receive payment for the cost of travel and accommodation.

Compensation for travel expenses in connection with a programme or job interview