Apr 19, 20221 min read

High school graduates get the chance to become engineers at Klarna.


by Klarna

Klarna engineering is for the second year in a row collaborating with Tekniksprånget and will give two talented high school graduates the chance to try the role of an engineer at Klarna.

“It is an excellent opportunity to discover how it is to work as an engineer at Klarna. Tekniksprånget is a project that sparks more interest in the engineering profession, which is an ambition we share”, says Sara Franzén, Org developer in the CTO teams at Klarna.


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Sara Franzén, Org developer in the Stockholm office.


Tekniksprånget (Technology Leap) is an internship program to inspire young people to study technical education. It is run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) at the request of the Swedish Government. 8 out of 10 interns want to be engineers after they complete their internship – half of them are women. 

Sara continues: “Two high school graduates will get the chance to join us. We want to inspire them while also giving them real challenges. In fact, during their first couple of days at Klarna, they will start together with our engineering graduates. That means that they will be sitting next to talents with both academic and professional experience. We do not expect the same proficiency, but we want to see the same growth mindset.”

We have talked to Alice Östling, who was a part of the initiative in 2021. 

What is your experience of the internship at Klarna?
“The internship at Klarna gave me the opportunity to connect and work with amazing people. I felt extremely welcomed from the very beginning and was always pushed to the maximum, not a day during my internship went by without me learning something new. Every day was unique and to be able to eventually contribute with my own ideas and thoughts was one of the things I appreciated most with this opportunity.”

What did you do during your internship at Klarna?
During my time at Klarna, I worked in two different teams with different problem spaces. In the first team, I received the perfect opportunity to learn what it is like working for a company as huge as Klarna since the team was cooperating with a lot of other teams in the company. In the beginning. I also did a coding course to get up to speed in order to move to our next team, a completely different team in another part of the company. In the second team, I got to dig into what it really is like to be an engineer. Working in a team with almost exclusively engineers, we were immediately thrown into the world of programming.”

Alice Östling, trainee through Klarna’s collaboration with Tekniksprånget in 2021.

Alice Östling, trainee through Klarna’s collaboration with Tekniksprånget in 2021.

Would you recommend other high school graduates to apply for Teknikrpånget at Klarna?
“I definitely recommend other high school graduates to try Tekniksprånget. The experience was definitely worth it and exceeded my expectations tremendously.”


About the program:

  • Starting in August 2022 and ending in December 2022.
  • Read more and apply at tekniksprånget.se by the latest May 6, 2022.