Job at last
Job at last is an initiative from Swedbank together with the Employment Agency to make it easier for foreign-born, job-seeking graduates to get access to relevant employers.
Young economy is a programme with the aim to inspire and educate young people in private finance matters. Ambassadors in Swedbank and the savings banks offer schools lectures for free.
To fight digital exclusion, Swedbank is working together with the savings banks and savings bank foundations on the “Digital economy” initiative, the aim of which is to help those who feel uncomfortable trying common digital services such as BankID and Swish in Sweden. The emphasis is also on online security and avoiding fraud.
The non-profit organization Junior Achievement prepare young people for employment and entrepreneurship. Under professional guidance, high school students get the opportunity to start, run and liquidate a miniature business during an academic year. Through a long term cooperation with Junior Achievement, Swedbank gets the opportunity to encourage entrepreneurial thinking in Swedish youth and support them through business knowledge and bank products.
Swedbank is one of the main sponsors of the Friends Foundation, whose mission is to prevent bullying and offensive behavior at Swedish schools and youth sports clubs. Their methods include training, coaching and follow-ups. Friends is the largest anti-bullying organization in Sweden.
Swedbank decided to donate the naming rights of Swedbank Arena to Friends. The arena was renamed Friends Arena. With that unique decision, Swedbank continues its long-term youth effort and develops the bank’s societal engagement.