Aalborg's economy is driven by several sectors. But what are the career prospects for foreign professionals? Find out in this article.
As one of the major Danish cities, Aalborg also attracts expatriates in large numbers. Indeed, being an industrial and commercial hub, it provides several professional opportunities in different fields. But if you are planning to move there, finding a job can be quite difficult, even you have a high profile and a good command of English and at least one Scandinavian language.
As mentioned above, Aalborg is a major industrial and commercial hub. Its economy mainly relies on renewable energy, information and communication technology and tourism. Thanks to the presence of the Aalborg airport, tourism is deemed to be the second economic pillar. Since 2010, health assistance services have also greatly developed.
On the other hand, many private companies specializing in exports have set up across the city over the years.
You are more likely to find German and English-speaking companies in Aalborg. Therefore, having a good command of at least one of these languages besides Scandinavian languages can be a real advantage.
Services are deemed to be the most promising sector for foreign professionals in Aalborg. In all cases, the following sectors have a high recruitment potential:
- public administration, education and health care
- trade and transports
- manufacturing industry
- offshore and services sectors
- information and communication technology
- finance and insurance
- real estate
Find a job
Finding a job in Aalborg may not be as easy as it seems, regardless of the field in which you are looking forward to work. You can still start your job search on the Internet thanks to several specialized job websites, most of which are available in Danish. Recruitment agencies may also help.
Why not try your luck by sending spontaneous job applications to local and international companies operating across the city as well? Start by making a list of companies which might be interested in your profile. Note that Aalborg's labor market is quite competitive and that finding the right job may take some time.