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IST Trainee Program 2020

The IST Trainee Program has been designed to help you grow and develop in a fast-paced emerging industry with a real purpose. So, if you want a career that’s more than just a job, where you are empowered to make a difference and you share our passion for making the world a better place, then read on to learn more. Our 2020 Trainee Program opens for applications January 2020.


A career with purpose
We believe that everyone, children and students of all ages, is entitled to a good school and we are committed to playing our part. As an international player in edtech, with 9 offices in 4 countries, we deliver better tools and systems to ensure everyone learns more.
Developing future leaders
Our trainee program is positioned strategically within IST, revolves around a project of strategic importance and has a long-term view of developing our future leaders.
Connect, twIST and grow together
You’ll have a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and build relationships with the most talented people in the field at all levels of the organization which will benefit you throughout your career at IST.

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 strategic project.
  • You will be stationed in one of our 9 offices and rotate to a different department/location for a period of three months.
  • You will have access to a professional mentor to support you on your journey to greatness.
  • You will be part of a gang of 16 trainees from all over the world. You will collaborate closely together and who knows, maybe you’ll become friends for life! 
  • Once you have completed the program, you will continue your IST career in the department to which you were recruited. 
  • A permanent full-time position upon completion of your probation period.

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 join a gang of 16 graduates to 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 learnings to a real-life project of strategic importance to IST. 

In addition, you will receive exposure to different technologies, UX design, business development, team dynamics and lots more. The perfect start to building a successful and rewarding career with IST!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for the best and brightest graduates who are ambitious and driven to always learn more, who are creative and constantly striving to innovate and find a better way and who share our passion for making the world a better place. We will be recruiting for a range of positions located across our 9 offices in Växjö, Stockholm & Linköping, Sweden; Roskilde & Svendborg, Denmark; Berlin, Neritz & Schmalkalden, Germany; Oslo, Norway. Details of the available positions, both technical and non-technical, will be listed shortly.  

The opening date for applications is 14 January 2020.

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Ready to join the brightest and best graduates and help grow our team?


Applying is easy. You can apply online through our career´s site. The application process for the 2020 program opens 14 January 2020.

Closing date: 10 April 2020


There will be at least two to three rounds of interview and assessments. At the interviews too you’ll learn more out IST and the program.

Trainee interviews: February - June 2020

Job Offers

Job offers will be made soon after the interviews and assessments have been completed and we'll get back to everyone as soon as possible.

Trainee offers: March – July 2020


Successful applicants will have three working days to confirm acceptance from the date an offer is issued.

Start date: August 2020

Sinead Jacobsson, Program Manager

Sinead is our Talent & Learning Coordinator within IST and holds ultimate responsibly for the management and administration of the Trainee program. She has over 10 years’ experience working within Human Resources and has developed and supported competency and leadership development programs in the past. If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact Sinead at Sinead.jacobsson@ist.com.


The voice of past trainees

I didn’t really know what to expect from the trainee program, but it’s been a really rewarding year! It’s been nice to be able to spend time being challenged in a new area and working together with other people. It’s given me the opportunity to grow both as a person and as a team member. I really enjoyed working together with people from so many parts of the organization – I’ve learned a lot both about other departments and other cultures. I’ve gotten to learn about the organization and AI, challenged my ways of thinking and ways of working, and met some really great people along the way.

Josefin Ceder Communication Manager

The trainee program has taught me the importance of teamwork, building upon each other ideas, being unafraid of failing, and how to deliver true value. In short it has made me a better person. I love the collaboration, design thinking, and the learning. But most of all, I love to have had the pleasure of working in a team of fantastic people.

Emil Mattsson Software Developer

Are you ready to take the next step?

The most important part in the program is You. Hope to see you there!

Send your application for IST Trainee 2020

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