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Job for my partner

If you bring your partner to Denmark, it is important that he or she settles well. Experience shows that the partner feels more settled in Denmark, if he/she has a job, is undergoing an education or carrying out volunteer work. These things can give a sense of belonging to Denmark, as well as help build his/her own personal network.  

Below, we have gathered the main job databases in Denmark and some good advise as to how you find job and social networks on Bornholm.

 

​Job databases

  • www.jobindex.dk collects available jobs from around 500 other databases. You can search for jobs and add your CV to the database.
  • www.jobnet.dk is part of the Danish Ministry of Employment and is the online version of the jobcentre in the municipalities. You can search for jobs and add your CV to the database. (Requires NemID)
  • www.workindenmark.dk - Jobs for your spouse. Workindenmark is a public employment service and is part of the Danish Ministry of Employment and member of European Employment Service (EURES). Besides from the opportunity to search for jobs and to add your CV to the database, Workindenmark offers information in English when looking for a job in Denmark: You can watch tutorials and follow e-learnings about how to make a CV and application adapted to the Danish context. Additionally, you can read about the Danish labour market, working culture and much more.
  • Facebook.com – Group: Job på Bornholm contain official as well as more unofficial job advertisements. As a member, you also have the opportunity to let the other members know who you are, and what kind of job you might be looking for.

Bornholm – A network based society

Besides from the formal way of finding a job (searching and applying online), there is the informal way. Bornholm is a relatively small island where people know each other. Therefore, do what you can to expand your personal network.  

One way to get started is to ask other newcomers for advice. The Facebook Group Bornholm Internationals is for all foreign newcomers, their relatives and friends. Here you meet other foreign citizens living on Bornholm. The members help each other with practical matters, as well as inform about social events. 

Another way to expands one's network is to participate in the local associations. On Bornholm, there are over 2000 to choose from. Click here to see a selected list of the associations: Associations on Bornholm. Due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the list does not contain contact information. This information can be found via www.google.com.  

Local civic associations (Danish: Borgerforeninger)

Nearly all towns on Bornholm has its own civic association (Danish: Borgerforening). The civic associations consist of committed local people, who know what is going on in their local area and on Bornholm in general. You can make contact to them and learn more (it is in Danish): www.borgerforeninger.dk - Medlemsforeninger

Voluntary work (Danish: Frivilligt arbejde)

One way to expand your network, boost your Danish language skills and competences is to do voluntary work. You can look for voluntary work here:

  • Contact the Voluntary Consultant of the Municipality Birgitte Eybye: birgitte.eybye@brk.dk, Phone 0045 56 92 60 56. Address: Helsevej 4, 1. Sal, 3700 Rønne.

Learn Danish – The Language Center on Bornholm

Whether you are working, studying or looking for a job in Denmark, speaking Danish will give you an advantage in your career and help you get settled in Denmark.

The Danish courses/Danish Education takes place at the Language Center at Campus Bornholm in Rønne

The Language Center offers flexible and professional Danish courses for foreigners. You can take classes in the daytime, evening and during the holidays.

If your Danish language skills correspond to the first level, the Danish Education will last 3,5 years.

Contact the Language Center to learn more about the education and courses: Language Center, Rønne - English

It is the Municipality of Bornholm who will refer you to the Danish courses. 

 

Price - Fee and deposit

The Municipality of Bornholm will send you a letter containing an offer to the Danish Education: If you attend Danish courses within the first five years of your residence in Denmark, you get a discount price of the full tuition fee.

The offer is as follows: A Danish Education consists of a number of modules. For each module there is a tuition fee of 2.000 kr. to be paid by the student. The fee has to be paid prior to starting up on a new module. Furthermore, you will have to pay a deposit of 1.250 kr. prior to starting. The 1.250 kr. is to be paid to the Language Center, where you will be provided with more information regarding reimbursement of the security deposit.

Note, that for refugees, au pairs and family reunited with a Danish citizen all courses are free of charge.

After five years in Denmark, the offer expires, and you must provide for the whole expense. We therefore encourage you to begin the Danish courses as soon as possible and contact us, if you for some good reason are prevented and wish to extend the offer.

To accept the offer, contact Secretary Diana Holm, phone 5692 3830, e-mail Diana.Holm@brk.dk. Diana will refer you to the Language Center, if you make use of the offer within five years. After five years in Denmark, you must contact the Language Center directly: Language Center, Rønne - English.

If you already possess an elementary level of Danish speaking and comprehension proficiency, you also have a possibility to learn Danish for free in Preparatory Education for Adults (FVU).  

Other possibilities for learning the Danish language

Besides from the Language Center, there are other ways to learn and practice the Danish language. 

The Ministry of Immigration and Integration has gathered some of the Danish educational offers online that are free of charge. Go to the website of www.uim.dk - Online Danish lessons

WorkSim is an online Danish course with job-specific teaching and inspiration modules. So far, there is material available within the area of Social and Health care assistants (Danish: SOSU) and Au pair as well as a more general module. Go to www.integrationsviden.dk – Worksim.

Language Café – run by volunteers

In Aakirkeby you have the possibility to meet Danish volunteers who will help you with your Danish language skills. Look here for more information: Language Café in Aakirkeby (PDF) 

Need advice and counseling?

If your partner needs support in finding a job, contact Newcomer Guide.

newcomerguide@brk.dk
Phone: 0045 56 92 38 07
Mobile: 0045 29 77 16 59