jobbJobbready – coached internship as a way to help NEETs and former drop-outs to return to school and move towards employment

JobbReady is a method development project owned by the city of Gothenburg in cooperation between social welfare services and department of education. Jobbready is also co-financed by the European Social Fund, ESF. The projects goal is to find new methods to help young people aged 16-20 years to experience a successful internship. The project offers each participant a coach who individually supports the youth to return to study, approach the labour market, incorporating routines in life and improve social skills. The project provides each participants an individual combination of teaching, individual coaching, internship/practice and motivational interventions.


Professionals who work in the project are teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, student health personnel (school nurse, counselor, special education teacher), social services and project manager.

The project is in continuous development with the main focus on the following areas:

1) Development of a new method, “coached internship”, meaning the development of how a coach can help participants individually in order to increase their motivation and self-confidence, routines

2) Methods of cooperation between school and social welfare office

3) Cooperation with employers and companies that offers internships.

The city of Gothenburg

The city of Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and the fifth largest in the Nordic countries. Situated by the Kattegatt, on the west coast of Sweden. The city has a population of 530 000 in the urban area and about one million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Gothenburg is classified as a global city by GaWC, with a ranking of Gamma. The city was ranked as the 12th most inventive city in the world by Forbes (2013). More info at website