Tech startups aren't just located in Silicon Valley. Norway has its fair share of them too, and they're growing fast. The technology startup world is an exciting one. Startup jobs typically offer fun and fast-paced working environments, great opportunities to contribute and build your skills and experience, easy access to senior management and other networks, and the chance to get in early on … [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.
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...]
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...]