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Young professionals

Are you a young professional looking for the next step in your life or career? Are you currently studying, whether in other parts of Sweden or anywhere in the world, looking forward to start your career? The Gothenburg region offers a wealth of opportunities. Here you'll find global companies, exciting tech start-ups and highly regarded academic institutions.

A region moving forward

In 2021, the vibrant city of Gothenburg celebrated its 400th anniversary and is undergoing rapid development - as is the surrounding region. With a focus on sustainable development, billions are being invested in infrastructure and construction, including the Nordic's tallest building Karlatornet. The Gothenburg region is expecting to build 105 000 new homes and 110 000 new workplaces by 2035.

Construction in Gothenburg
Woman in a modern office in Gothenburg

Rapid growth creates career opportunities

The career opportunities in the Gothenburg region are endless. The region has an extensive variety of trade and industry spanning more than 750 different industries. Gothenburg has been a center for global trade since the 1700s and the region is the home of several multinational companies, entrepreneurs and numerous companies operating in global markets. 

An attractive and multifaceted region

Gothenburg and West Sweden regularly score highly in European and global comparisons on everything from innovation and sustainability to human capital and lifestyle. Here are just a few examples:


West Sweden is an innovation leader among 240 European regions (EU's Regional Innovation Scoreboard, 2021)

1 st

World's most sustainable destination (Global Destination Sustainability Index, 2021)

1 st

World's most sociable city (Hostel World, 2017)

3 rd

Most liveable city in the world for European expats (ECA International, 2021)

Ways for students to get started


Writing your thesis work or doing an internship is not only a great way to get your foot in the door, but it also provides you with a chance to explore a company you are interested  in and learning more about the culture and atmosphere.


 Working in the region over a few summer months will give you an idea of the job opportunities available here and familiarise you with the leisure activities that make our region so special.

Happy Students at Chalmers

A region of growth and innovation

Learn more about the Gothenburg region's key industries and areas of employment. Here you can also meet some of our partners who are key employers of international professionals.