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.


Iwona and Jarek

Polish family:

Nature and good conditions for the children are crucial

It is first and foremost the good conditions for the children and the clean and beautiful nature that Iwona and Jarek emphasize when expressing why they have chosen to settle in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality in Denmark. In the past two years Iwona and Jarek have been living in the village of Finderup together with their joint child Diego and Jarek’s son Manuel and his daughter Karolina.

”The child-care facilities here are simply so good. They do so much for the development of children. For instance, they are allowed to cook and do woodwork when they can handle a knife– even though it may be a little dangerous. Besides, they also spend a lot of time in nature. In all sorts of weather. It is so healthy for them”, says Iwona who is also really happy with the schools.

”However, the best thing is that you exist to live here – which means that you don’t just constantly work, but you work in order to also live in your spare time”, says Iwona, and Jarek agrees. That was the very reason why he came to Denmark to work, since - as a self-employed motor mechanic with his own construction firm - he just worked and worked without earning sufficient to live on. On top of that he did not have any spare time whatsoever.


Iwona og Jarek - Read the full story here


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