Tekniksprånget in English

Tekniksprånget (Technology Leap) is an internship program run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) at the request of the Swedish Government. Through Tekniksprånget,  Swedish employers and the Government are together investing in preserving Sweden’s engineering tradition and improving our long-term competitiveness.

Tekniksprånget allows upper secondary school graduates to get practical experience with some of Sweden’s most renowned organizations. The goal is to demonstrate the possibilities of an engineering degree for a young target group. The interns gain a better understanding of the profession and develop an interest in applying to study engineering or pursue another form of technical education.

Today, more than 200 employers, from Malmö in the south to Kiruna in the north offer internship positions through Tekniksprånget.

For a brief introduction for employers, click here

The project has been up and running since the fall of 2012 and we can clearly see that it works.

60 % of all applicants state that they feel hesitant to apply for a higher technical education.

80 % of all former interns are studying or mean to study a higher technical education.

75 % of former interns that are today studying a higher technical education say that the internship affected their choice of education.

50 % of the interns that are admitted are women.