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LKAB is looking for trainees for the 2020 Trainee Programme

About the trainee programme

As the global steel industry's need for more climate-efficient, highly-refined iron ore products is growing, LKAB's need for dedicated, innovative and responsible employees is also growing. The company's trainee programme is part of our work to satisfy the skill requirements of the future. As a trainee with us, you get a unique opportunity to go on an exciting transformation journey, developing the next generation of LKAB, with our employees at the centre. 

The trainee programme starts in September 2020 and runs until May 2021 and is carried out with a placement in either Kiruna, Malmberget or Svappavaara. As a trainee with us, you're offered a fixed contract and intended placement within one of our operations. The programme starts with internships and training, providing you with an in-depth insight into the company's various divisions from mines to ports. You get your own mentor and during the course of the programme, you'll encounter different people, workplaces and a variety of tasks, and develop an understanding of theculture that exists within the company and how all the roles are interconnected. Visits to one of our overseas operations are also included. 

Your qualifications

Within the past two years, you will have obtained a university or college degree with a technical focus on mining engineering, industrial economics, town planning, logistics, roads and water, data science, quality, automation, mineral-, chemical-, energy-, combustion-, material-, mechanical-, maintenance- or environmental technology. 

Dedication, innovation and responsibility are important keywords for you. For us, it's important to have an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and that's why we're looking forward to the new thoughts, ideas and approaches that you'll bring with you. 

 We offer

A developmental trainee programme and future work in an international high-tech mining and mineral group with large-scale operations in a global, competitive market. LKAB's trainee programme offers a unique start to your career and the opportunity to use your knowledge for our exciting and important projects. With mountains and nature just around the corner, there are outstanding opportunities for outdoor activities. We offer all our trainees help in finding accommodation and other support you might need when moving to another country. Welcome to Sweden and LKAB! 


The application period is from 13 March to 7 April 2020. 

During the selection process, we look at a combination of your experience, interests, personal characteristics and education/degree. As part of the process, we make use of tests and interviews, which will take place at LKAB in Kiruna in the final selection phase. 

For more information about the trainee programme, contact our HR Business Partner, Madeleine Björkman, on +46 (0)10-144 56 37 or madeleine.bjorkman@lkab.com.

Send your application, inlcuding CV and cover letter, to trainee@lkab.com, 

Our trainee programme is certified by TraineeGuiden.se. 

About LKAB

LKAB is an international high-tech mining and minerals group that mines and refines the unique iron ore of the Norrbotten region for the global steel market. Sustainability is at the heart of our business concept and our ambition is to be one of the most innovative, resource-efficient and responsible companies in the industry. The group, with sales of approximately 31 billion kronor in 2019 and approximately 4,300 employees in 12 countries, also includes industrial minderals, drilling systems, trains transport, mountain services and real estate companies. 

LKAB is one of Sweden's oldest industrial companies and has been an important cog in the machine of the Swedish export industry and industrial development for over a century. Our ongoing development programmes; HYBRIT, with the goal of creating a fossil-free value chain from mine to finished steel; SUM (Sustainable Underground Mining), to create a new world standard for underground mining at great depths; and ReeMAP, for the extraction of phosphorus and rare-earth metals, are concrete examples of how our investments can lead to significant contributions to sustainable development.