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

You can find open positions in different job banks such as Jobnet and on the the EURES portal you can create your CV and become visible to Danish recruiters.

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.

Learn Danish

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.

AC Match

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.

Partnerjob – for you, who is moving with your partner

Even though your partner or spouse might have found their dream job in the Sonderborg area, it might not be the case for you. Newcomer Service Sonderborg might be able to help match your competencies with available career positions in South Denmark. Additionally, we can assist you in developing your network, investigating career options and helping with job search in the Sonderborg area.

We offer:

  • Clarification of job and education opportunities in Sonderborg and South Denmark
  • Inputs on your application and CV
  • Information about job search tools in Denmark
  • Potential participation in internships and networks

You can participate if you:

  • Are a partner or spouse of an employed newcomer to Sonderborg Municipality
  • Speak and write Danish or English on a fairly high level
  • Are ready to focus on job search and prepared to invest time in a Partnerjob program

Contact our Partnerjob Consultant and receive more information about the Partnerjob program.

It is free to participate and the program is either in Danish or English.

Volunteer work

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.

Become a volunteer

If you are interested to become a volunteer you are welcome to contact our Newcomer Service. As a volunteer you can extend your social network and learn more Danish.

30 unwritten rules about the Danish labour market

By Mehmet Yüksekkaya, 2007

  1. Show restraint at first
  2. Share your knowledge with your colleagues
  3. Participate socially
  4. Remain professional in work settings
  5. Acknowledge and relate to prejudice at the workplace
  6. Understand the hidden message
  7. Understand irony and humour
  8. Understand the flat management structure
  9. Greet your colleagues, when you arrive and leave
  10. Remember, religion is a private matter
  11. Eat lunch with your colleagues
  12. Remember, your boss is not your friend
  13. Know the chain of commands
  14. Know the spirit of the company
  15. Learn how to manage praise and criticism
  16. Learn to cooperate
  17. Always meet on time and keep your appointments
  18. Speak Danish at work
  19. Ask when in doubt
  20. Set standards for yourself and your employer
  21. Comply with the company’s values
  22. Tread carefully during conflicts
  23. Be helpful and in solidarity
  24. Be a good ambassador for your workplace
  25. Don’t be afraid to take responsibility
  26. Be innovative and keep an open mind
  27. Be independent
  28. Be visible in your workplace
  29. Be flexible and ready for change
  30. No rules without exception