Improve your language skills and get a taste of true Norwegian society by working as an au pair and living with a local family. As a live-in nanny, you can improve your Norwegian language skills and learn about Norwegian society with a Norwegian family. In return you will provide services, usually childcare and light housework, for the host family. Benefits of working as an au pair Working as … [Read more...]
Work in Norway
Norwegians value work-life balance and so long working weeks are not commonplace. A typical working week is no more than 37 hours, often with an early finish on a Friday. Hours are flexible although most workplaces will have set core hours.
The biggest employer in Norway is the vast public sector, but fluent Norwegian is required to the majority of positions. Even expats who’ve been learning Norwegian for years can slip up here. The biggest industry in Norway remains the energy industry, and demand remains high for all types of professional engineers. Other popular industries include marine, shipping, seafood and ICT.
Espen runs the shop atop the highest mountain in northern Europe. American news organisation WPXI ran a story this week about Espen, the person that has the "highest paid job in Norway", if you are talking altitude. He runs the cabin at the 2,469 m (8,100 ft) summit of Galdhøpiggen, the highest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia and northern Europe. You might expect a remote mountain cabin … [Read more...]
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 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...]