2016-06-22 13:43:14

The port city of Esbjerg has an economy that relies on industry. Expats with experience in shipping, engineering or oil and gas will have an advantage.

Esbjerg is a flourishing port city on the southwest coast of Denmark. With a population around 72,000, it is Denmark’s fifth largest city and home to the nation’s second largest port (after Aarhus).

Esbjerg's economy

Esbjerg’s economy relies heavily on its port. It is the centre for oil and offshore activities for companies such as Mærsk as well as an important shipping hub for products like wind turbine components. Esbjerg Airport services Aberdeen and Stavanger, and there are several ferry routes in and out of the harbour.

Though not known for its tourism, Esbjerg has a stable and reliable economy, and the presence of University of Southern Denmark and Aalborg University campuses has made it a significant center for higher education.

Career Prospects

You will have an advantage finding a job in Esbjerg if you have qualifications or skills in the fields of engineering, shipping or offshore. Given the city's strategic position in trade, commerce professionals could also do well. Having skills in more than one language is always an asset.

Job-hunting in Esbjerg

Jobs with the port are advertised on its website as well as in local newspapers. They do not accept unsolicited applications. Esbjerg Municipality also has a good website with job listings and information about life in Esbjerg.

Regarding other sectors, why not send spontaneous job applications to companies in your areas of interest? Start by selecting a few companies that match your qualifications and skills. Networking and word of mouth are also widely used tactics in Denmark.

Read the main article on working in Denmark for more tips on finding a job.

 Useful links:

Energy Metropolis
Port of Esbjerg
Work in Denmark
Jobfinder
The Local
Stepstone

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