A Guide to Working in Denmark

Denmark jobs

Denmark has a high standard of living and there are so many reasons why you might want to work here.

We get a lot of e-mails from English speakers with questions about how hard is it to work in Denmark. In reality gaining paid work here can be tricky and there are easier destinations in Europe. If you are looking for employment in Denmark from outside of the Europe and the EU from other worldwide countries like India, you will need to check if you are eligible for a visa.

Working in Denmark without speaking Danish is tough, but not impossible. You will need to pass a language exam to gain a green card - so putting effort into learning the language will really help you. Although most Danes speak very good English, finding employment in Denmark is not easy if you don’t speak Danish. You might want to check recommended Danish language schools in Denmark and book a course in advance. 

There are lots of hotels, hostels, bars and restaurants which employ foreigners and these can be more flexible when it comes to language skills. Another option is applying to volunteer in Denmark, although un-paid, it will be a really worthwhile cultural experience where you can mix with locals and gain experience.


Top Reasons to Work in Demark

  • Working life in Denmark is very relaxed
  • Denmark is one of the happiest nations on Earth with friendly local people
  • High standard of living 
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Lots of cultural sights, restuarants, bars and things to keep you busy
  • Experience getting paid to live somewhere like Copenhagen 


Popular Places to Work

You can find work throughout the country, the best places to apply include: 

  • Copenhagen
  • Aarhus
  • Odense
  • Aalborg
  • Frederiksberg
  • Esbjerg
  • Gentofte
  • Gladsaxe
  • Randers
  • Kolding


Popular Places to Gain Employment

  • Campsites which are popular during summer and a lot of times you will not need to know a lot of the language
  • You could work as an au pair looking after children, wages can be low but you will get free accommodation
  • There are various agriculture and farm vacancies in Denmark during summer and spring. You could pick strawberries in June or July, cherries in July and August and apples in September andOctober.
  • If you are planning a gap year to Denmark you might want to consider working in hostels 
  • You might want to consider teaching English in Demark as some language schools hire English teachers
  • For a rewarding although unpaid experience you could consider volunteering in Denmark


Best Recruitment Websites in Denmark

  • The offical Danish government website for international job seekers recruitment 
  • Stepstone 
  • Randstad 
  • IT Jobbank 
  • Adecco 


Jobs in Denmark for Foreigners & Non-EU Citizens 

Are you interested to find job vacancies in Denmark but not sure if you are eligible as you are not from a country in the EU?  We get lots of enquires from people from all around the world including countries like India and South Africa who are keen to secure employment in Denmark but as you might have realised this isn't that simple. 

There are several way how you can find jobs in Denmark as a non-EU citizen. Some companies offer jobs in Denmark for Indian, South African and other nationalities but to get hired you will need to be eligible for a work visa or have a company offer you a position. 

Our best advice is to contact the recruiters listed on our website who will be able to help you secure work legally in the country.


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