Job search, Partnerjob program and volunteering
Read more about job possibilities in the Sonderborg area, our Partnerjob program for accompanying spouses and partners and much more.
Job search in the Sonderborg area
For you to have a successful move, a job is crucial. In the Sonderborg area we are known for our industrial companies within the tech or energy industry. However, the opportunities for employment are good, whether you are highly educated or a skilled labourer from any industry. We employ everyone: from skilled workers, teachers, waiters, cooks to engineers, doctors, nurses, dentists and other academics. The chances of making a successful career in the Sonderborg area are boundless with more than 4,000 businesses – both small and large ones.
The workplace culture in Sonderborg has a lot to offer: High salaries, advancement opportunities, flexibility (e.g. homeoffice and flexible working hours), 37-hours workweek, flat hierarquies and work-life-balance.
Are you already living in the Sonderborg area you are always welcome to contact our local Jobcenter. If you are considering to move to our beautiful area you can contact our Newcomer Service in order to receive more information about your job possibilities.
Job portals and other career tools
On Southern Denmark’s career portal you can get an overview of the many companies located in Southern Denmark and see which ones match your competencies. This is a good tool to find companies relevant for an unsolicited application.
The organization “Work in Denmark” offers many great job search tools in English. They have e.g. an E-learning program, videotutorials and job search webinars. They also inform about the use of LinkedIn which is a common tool in order to find a job in Denmark.
Recognition of your education
If you have a degree from another country than Denmark, it can help your job search to gain recognition of your foreign education by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Are you working in the health sector you have to contact the Danish Patient Savety Authority. EU citizens with a regulated profession might gain regognition by applying for the European Professional Card (EPC).
EU financial support for jobseekers
As an EU or Nordic citizen, you can also apply for funds to help pay for travels in relation with a job interview.
Terms of employment
Once you get a job, you can here get an overview of the different things and rules you need to consider before or while you start your job in Denmark.
Starting up your own business
Do you want to establish a start-up in the Sonderborg area? Contact our English speaking Start-up Service (Iværksætterservice) and get further information.
There are plenty of opportunities: you can take a free Danish course in Sonderborg or try to start leraning Danish online from your home counrty. A minimum of Danish can help improve your employment opportunities.
Are you living in Sonderborg and do you have an academic background? Get on AC Match, which is an online database with unemployed academics living in Southern Denmark.
For cross-border workers
As a cross-border worker there are many special rules. The “Infocenter Sønderjylland-Schleswig” offers free guidance and can help you with many practical questions.
If you are interested in volunteer work, you will have many possibilities in Sonderborg Municipality. With more than 700 associations in the Sonderborg area, you will have plenty to choose from.
You can e.g. become a volunteer for cultural or sports events, help organizing social get-togethers for newcomers or – if you speak Danish – become a firefighter.