We have a lot of vacancies

The big production companies in Western Jutland are constantly on the lookout for specialists or people, who might qualify as such. 

Trade Union and Unemployment Insurance Fund

Most Danish employers and wage earners are organized. You are under no obligation to be a member of a trade union, but in many places of work, your colleagues expect you to sign up. If possible, ask your colleagues or search on the internet for information about trade unions within your line of business. Here you can see more about being a member of a trade union.

Most wage earners are also members of an unemployment insurance fund. This is a kind of insurance where - after a certain period in a job - you may earn the right to receive unemployment benefits for up to two years if you lose your job and become unemployed. However, there are a number of conditions, which must be complied with to receive benefits in the case of unemployment.

Here you can see a list of UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUNDS and on CITIZEN.DK you can see the requirements to be met if you are to receive unemployment benefits or other public benefits because of unemployment. The Link pages are only available in Danish, so use Google Translate for translation. 

In Denmark everybody is entitled to a state pension or a pension due to sickness, but some wage earners take out extra insurances even if they have a pension scheme already, and in some lines of business a pension scheme is also part of the collective agreement for the area. For more information, go to INSURANCES.

Besides, in Denmark it is obligatory for companies to take out a commercial insurance covering the employees in case of industrial injury.


Charlotte and Ian

Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here

Johanna and Malte

German family:

Good working conditions leaving room for a family life close to the North Sea

The North Sea. Proper wages – on time – and working conditions leaving room for a good family life with children. Those are the really big advantages pointed out by the German couple Malte and Johanna Mayrberger when moving from the city of Berlin to the seaport of Hvide Sande. Well yes – into the bargain is also the possibility of buying your own house and the fact that people are friendly and polite.

”We would never have been able to buy a house in Germany. You need to provide a down payment of half the price to obtain a loan for the remaining, and yet it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to qualify for a mortgage,” Malte explains, and Johanna adds:

”At any rate we would not have been able to afford having a child, a car, going on holidays, which we do every year, and have time for leisure activities.”

Malte and Johanna moved to Hvide Sande on the 1st November nine years ago and have settled in fine. 

Johanne and Malte - Read the full story here