Year of investment

Academic Work is a recruitment and staffing company that recruits and hires young professionals – students and academics who are at the beginning of their careers. Academic Work was founded in 1998 by three students, Johan Skarborg, Jeremias Andersson and Patrik Mellin who lived their own business concept. Now it is an international business where young professionals start their careers every day.

Today, Academic Work is the second largest staffing and recruitment company on the official side in Sweden during the full year 2017. * The head office is in Stockholm and the Swedish operations have a turnover of approximately SEK 2 billion. Academic Work currently operates in six markets – Sweden, Norway, Germany, Finland, Denmark and Switzerland.

Academic Works’ ambition is to maintain its leading position in Sweden and to continue on its international growth journey. We’ve set our sights on becoming the largest in the world in staffing and recruitment of young professionals. Having Novax as a partner means that we have a strong, long-term partner that provides the company with important strategic expertise.

− Johan Skarborg, founder and CEO of Academic Work

In short

  • Year of investment: 2015

  • Ownership: Minority

  • Turnover: 2 100 M SEK

  • Employees: ca 100

  • Investment Manager: Eric Persson

  • CEO: Johan Skarborg

  • Website: www.academicwork.com