IKEA Tech Graduate Programme 2020

IKEA Tech Graduate Programme 2020

Join us to solve the big challenges!
At IKEA, we want to create a better everyday life for the many people. To do that we need to be truly affordable and accessible for people across the world and at the same time we want to have a positive impact on the planet, people and society. These are challenges where we want to co-create new ideas to create new solutions. Now we are looking for 30 graduates to join us with their fresh ideas from anywhere in Sweden.
Is this for you?
Are you passionate about UX/UI, Software Engineering or Data? We want you who wants to be the voice of our customers, consumers and coworkers today and tomorrow by developing and delivering unique digital experiences across IKEA. This programme is designed to tailor your ambition to excel in your future profession. For 20 months you will get an opportunity to gradually move from theory to long-awaited (and deserved) hands-on experience in co-creating the future unique IKEA’s Digital footprint. It is all done in a true entrepreneurial spirit, tackling everyday problems with outside the box thinking and a heart for ethical digital transformation, where we are embedding data ethics into everything we do in a simple and transparent way.

Sounds exciting? Keep reading!
We are looking for you...
...who is on the last year of your bachelor or master’s degree, perhaps a vocational education for the UX/UI role.

... whose studies most likely centered around the following areas:
  • Interaction design (UX)
  • Visual design (UX/UI)
  • Research (User research, Usability)
  • Design Ops
  • Software engineering
  • Data & Analytics
Sounds great, what do I do now?
For us to match the best possible way, we believe you can drive your own development with an avid excitement for learning. You are passionate about what you do and can contribute. More importantly, you know about and share the IKEA values and have a hands-on approach to challenges in your everyday life. This might be your chance to join us in creating a better everyday life for the many people! Don’t wait to send in your application! You apply by submitting an on-demand video interview and attaching your resume. Please make sure to attach a cover letter centred around the following questions:
  • How are you hoping to learn and develop?
  • What will you contribute to when building a whole new IKEA?
  • What makes you want to grow and develop with IKEA and why should you be our next Graduate?

Apply now
We have one common vision at the IKEA Group: To create a better everyday life for the many people. With over 700 million visitors to our stores and over 1 billion visitors to our website every year, we take our vision very seriously.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
4 March - 12 April
Application open
12 April – 5 May
Application reviews
11 May – 15 May
Assessment Center
25 May – 15 June
1 October
Graduate Programme starts
What it is like to work at IKEA

Anyone who is graduating in Sweden with relevant education, such as: computer science, engineering, interaction design or equivalent. We believe you are either graduating the summer of 2020 or during the past year.

You will receive your job offer latest during week 25.

You will be employed by IKEA IT AB. During the first 8 months of the programme, the working location will be in Älmhult, Sweden.

You will receive a permanent employment contract.

You will have the job title Trainee.

The target date for employment start is 1 October 2020.

During your first 8 months (October-May) you will spend 80% learning, such as Bootcamps, Front-weeks in the business, online learnings, classroom trainings etc. and 20% of your time with hands-on assignments.

The assignment will depend on what part of the business you belong to as well as your individual preference. Each On-the-job assignment builds on this newly acquired knowledge, providing a platform where you can gain practice and stretch, to expand your confidence.

You will report both to a Graduate Leader and the Hiring Manager. You will also be in close contact with a Buddy in the team. Along the way you will also have contact with a Mentor.

You will get to learn the business of IKEA, IKEA as a company, different parts. Get a good overview of different areas of Group Digital. You will get to learn about yourself, when it comes to values and leadership. An individual learning plan based on your experiences and motivation. Hands-on Bootcamps that will take you from a theoretical approach to a hands-on approach.

We follow the Swedish calendar and holidays. We plan break periods where you can take vacations during Christmas (W 52, W01), Winter Break (W 8), Easter break (W13) and Summer Break (W28-32).

We are looking for several Software Engineers to different product areas.

We are looking for several UX/UI Designers for Product-, and Research Design and DesignOps.

We are looking for several Data Engineers to different product areas.

This year’s Graduate Programme will be focused on graduates living or studying in Sweden.

During the Graduate Programme you will be in Älmhult most of the time.