Have you ever wished you could hire a highly qualified, motivated and professional trainee from Sweden?
As a SACC-CO member you can! The SACC-USA J-1 visa Trainee Program has placed over 500 trainees since 2006 and is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate your business. The trainee program can be used in many different areas of training and for shorter summer internships up to 18 months, depending on your organizational needs. The Swedish trainee will bring an international business perspective to your organization and with the minimum age of 21, many of the trainee candidates already have their bachelor or masters degrees and experience in their field of training.
“Consider this a cost-efficient way of accessing Swedish talent and technology while adding some cultural diversity to your office. For the trainees, a training program in the U.S. is the opportunity of a life time. Talk about win-win!” – SACC-USA
Benefits to hire a Swedish Trainee or Intern through the J1 visa program
Qualified trainees – each trainee candidate is highly qualified, often multi-lingual and pre-screened
International business perspective – your Swedish trainee will bring a European perspective and cultural diversity to your organization
Cost efficient – SACC-CO encourage the host company to pay the intern/trainee a stipend to cover living expenses, but you as the host company generally don’t pay social security or Medicare taxes for a J-1 trainee. In most cases the trainee pays his or her own insurance and travel expenses while the host company pays the SACC-USA visa service fee and the SEVIS fee.
Easy (as in minimum administration) – SACC-USA guides you through the application process to both the internship position and the J-1 visa service.
There are 5 different forms of Trainee Programs
- Trainees who have found a host organization with SACC-USA’s help
- Trainees at SACC Regional Chambers
- Trainees who have found a host organization on their own
- Swedish students writing their Bachelor or Master´s theses for a U.S. company
- Employees of Swedish companies who need to go to the U.S. for training with a mother company, subsidiary or business/joint venture partner
Or watch the video below that describes the J-1 Visa/Trainee Program: