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.


Ioana and Sorin

Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

Ioana und Sorin - 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