I have previous vocational experience

This information is directed at people with experience of working life from a country other than Sweden and explains what you can do to improve your chances of finding work in Sweden.

Start your pathway to work

To improve your chances of finding work in Sweden you should start a course in Swedish as soon as possible.  Arbetsförmedlingen also offers personal guidance on finding a job that suits you.

Build on your skills – improve your job opportunities

Describing your skills makes it easier for you to plan your next step on your pathway to work.

Finding a job

Arbetsförmedlingen has  a database of job vacancies and analyses of the labour market and also arranges activities you can take part in while you are looking for work, such as seminars about how to write a job application or a CV or tips for job interviews.

Starting your own business

Jobseekers who have all the requirements to start their own business can, in some cases, receive support and help from Arbetsförmedlingen.

About the Swedish School

Find out more about how the Swedish education system works. The page has been translated into several languages.


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