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IST Trainee Program

Take your career, IST and EdTech to the next level!

Are you a recent graduate who wants to make the world a better place? Are you curious about how technology can be used for the greater good? Do you want to work with cutting edge technology to make positive change within the field of education? Join the IST Trainee Program and do just that!

Our Offer

We have an offer you can’t refuse:

  • Take on an exciting role and become part of our next generation of key contributors in this specialist field.
  • We will invest in your hard and soft skills. Skills that will prove to be valuable for the rest of your life.
  • You will work with cutting-edge technology alongside some of the smartest engineers and educators.
  • The program will contain a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on work in a project of strategic importance to IST.  
  • You will rotate to a different department/location for a period of three months while having access to a professional mentor to support you on your journey to greatness.
  • You will be part of a gang 20 trainees from all over the world. You will collaborate closely together and who knows, maybe you’ll become friends for life!



The program is open to graduates with less than 2 years’ work experience in their relevant field and includes the following roles and more across all IST departments and locations.

  • Software Developer
  • DevOps
  • Tester
  • UX/GUI Designer
  • Software Consultant
  • Communicator
  • Business Analyst


What will you learn?

For a period of 12 months, 20% of your working time will be wholly focused on you and your personal development through our Trainee Program. You’ll be trained in all aspects of the innovation process from research, idea development, prototyping, testing to final implementation. Step by step you will be taken through the processes while applying your learning to a real-life project of strategic importance to IST. In addition, you will receive exposure to different technologies, UX design, business development and lots more. The perfect start to building a successful and rewarding career with IST!


About IST

IST is Scandinavia's leading EdTech company with markets in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. We believe everyone is entitled to a good school and we use our experience, knowledge and technology to contribute to a society where everyone learns more.

Our strength and superpower comes from our diverse multicultural team who are amongst the best in their field. With a team of half technologists and half educators, we have a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing modern schools.

We all share one thing in common. We love school! 


Växjö, Stockholm & Linköping, Sweden; Roskilde & Svendborg, Denmark; Berlin, Neritz & Schmalkalden, Germany; Oslo, Norway;


The Trainee Program kicks off spring 2020 and we are recruiting to fill these roles on an ongoing basis throughout 2019.

Find out more about IST and our Trainee Program at http://career.ist.com/. If you have any questions, please contact our Talent & Learning Coordinator Sinead Jacobsson at Sinead.jacobsson@ist.com or our local HR contact

Sweden -Sinead Jacobsson, sinead.jacobsson@ist.com

Norway - Marianne Vierli Svegård, marianne.svegard@ist.com

Denmark - Anne Siegumfeldt: anne.siegumfeldt@ist.com

Germany - David Hantoft: david.hantoft@ist.com


Apply via the button below! For all the details regarding the Trainee program, please visit our Trainee page, found here.

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Ingelstadsvägen 9
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Our values are:

  • Honest

    We are trustworthy and reliable. We always keep our promises and we never promise more than we can deliver, therefor we can – and want to be – held accountable for our actions and decisions. We value transparency at all times, internally as well as externally. Trust is the foundation to great development.

  • Professional

    We are business oriented and work with customer benefits in focus in everything we do. Our confidence and common sense govern our actions, helping us provide our customers, as well as our colleagues and partners, with qualified solutions to real problems. We are prepared for, and welcome, change which we believe will drive us forward.

  • Creative

    We are passionate about new ideas and we continuously develop, integrate and find use for new technology. Through cooperation and communication we make the most of our resources and find new ways to help schools improve and be more efficient. We understand that interaction and empowered teams will help people grow and the better we are at helping each other, the better the outcome.

How we are and how we act at IST

Every employee at IST is a TwISTer. We are different and unique. This is a great strength – always finding ways of connecting, cooperating and collaborating to bring our different experiences, knowledge and personalities together. We have an open climate, choose dialogue over confrontation and listen before we speak. We believe that a sense of community is most likely to thrive amongst shared goals, within a common culture. Our values are our common ground. They say something about what we find important, what we are proud of and what we strive towards.

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