Working at a Norwegian university or research institute can be a rewarding career move, but competition for the vacancies is tough. The biggest areas of research in Norway are in energy (both petroleum and renewables), ocean sciences and ICT. These are key areas for the development of the future Norwegian economy and as such, international talent is sought-after. Research is one of the few areas … [Read more...]
Jobs in Norway
Without doubt the most common question we receive is how to find a job in Norway. The biggest barrier for most is that of language, closely followed by qualifications. Not only is the Norwegian labour market highly-skilled in English, it is also highly qualified. A large proportion of the population holding a master's degree. Unemployment is also low, meaning vacancies can be few and far between.
Jobs in Norwegian hotels are among the easiest for foreigners to get, but the work is seasonal and pay can be low. Many new immigrants to Norway can get jobs as cleaners, in housekeeping or in the kitchens at Norwegian hotels. They are among the few available jobs in Norway where fluent Norwegian is not required. In fact, many working in the Norwegian hospitality industry speak no Norwegian … [Read more...]
Native English-speaking teachers will need to learn the language to teach in Norwegian schools, but opportunities exist in international schools and private institutions. Teaching in Norwegian schools Fluency in Norwegian and a lengthy teaching degree are the minimum standards for the majority of teaching jobs in Norwegian schools. Universities and colleges also offer specific training for … [Read more...]
According to industry figures, an additional 10,000 construction workers are needed every year until 2020. The Norwegian building and construction industry is responsible for the construction and maintenance of houses and commercial buildings, and the development of roads, airports and facilities related to defence, energy, oil and gas, and transport. Many public sector projects help to drive the … [Read more...]
Norway has a shortage of qualified healthcare professionals. Foreign nurses are welcome to apply for authorisation, but your education must equal Norwegian standards. The Norwegian healthcare system is under pressure with the double-whammy of a growing population, and an ageing population. As the population increases and people live longer, Norway's need for qualified healthcare professionals … [Read more...]