Young Talents is a program for newly graduated high school (Swedish “gymnasium”) candidates with an interest in AI. They are educated and boosted at AI Sweden during the fall and work at AI Sweden’s partners during the spring.

AI Sweden’s partner offering

To attract top talent to Sweden and develop our potential, diversity and a dynamic work environment will be a top priority. AI Sweden wants to provide opportunities for talented individuals based on potential, not only experience, contrary to traditional structures.

In August 2021, AI Sweden launched a talent program with participants newly graduated from high school (Swedish “gymnasium”). The first batch of students studied Teknikspets within AI at ABB-gymnasiet, had extensive knowledge of AI tools and frameworks, and had experience in applying AI during their studies. In 2022, the program opened up for a wider range of applicants and had participants in several locations around Sweden.

This year we are accepting applications from applicants from all across Sweden, as we look to expand the program nationally. The participants will be newly graduated from high school, with an interest in AI and technology.

The participants will be offered courses at AI Sweden during the fall, as well as take part in our different projects and get additional training from the team at AI Sweden. The studies will include deep learning, natural language processing, distributed machine learning, and autonomous systems.

During the spring of 2024, participants are available to work 50-100% with one of AI Sweden’s partners. Zenseact hosted two participants in January-May 2022, and four participants during the spring of 2023. They are happy with the program and impressed by the students.

“The participants in the Young Talent program are incredibly competent, if I didn’t know about their background I would have guessed that they had a master’s degree. They have brought a lot of value to the whole team.” – Johnny Kemi, Engineering Manager at Zenseact

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Are you prepared to take the step and onboard our AI talents into your organization? Or are you a partner already working with recruitment, training, and attraction of AI talents, and want to be part of the AI Sweden team addressing this need?

Read more about the Young Talent program here


Candidate offering

Applications are open until May 18th.

Apply here!

The program spans over 50% during the fall (2024) and 50-100% during the spring (2025). The fall involves studies of different AI technologies and supporting AI Sweden’s researchers and partners. During the spring you’ll be doing real work at some of AI Sweden’s partner organizations.

The program is paid and you will receive compensation for your time and work.

As a participant in the Young Talent program, you will learn more about different AI and machine learning technologies, and work on real projects with AI Sweden and our partner organizations. There are no prerequisites besides having graduated high school between the years 2021 and 2023, and not having started other studies at college or university. Your willingness to learn and interest in AI, programming and/or new technologies is what matters.

Read more about what it’s like to be a Young Talent:

Meet Felix, Niels and Sofia – three of AI Sweden’s Young Talents in Linköping!

AI Sweden’s Young Talents presenting for Rotary in Mjölby!

In December 2022, some of the Young Talent program participants held the event AI for the future, where they talked about what artificial intelligence is, their experience of the program, and asked questions about AI to people in the industry.
Watch the recording here


Contact information for companies and candidates:

Contact Sofia Hedén, Project Manager Talent Programs, AI Sweden.