Close

Finding work in Esbjerg

Recommend

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

We do our best to provide accurate and up to date information. However, if you have noticed any inaccuracies in this article, please let us know in the comments section below.
Recommend
expat.com Your favourite team
Member since 01 June 2008
Small earth, Mauritius
Write a comment

See also

Thanks to its dynamic and prosperous economy, Denmark has many job opportunities for expats. Knowledge of Danish is an advantage.
Being the Danish capital city, Copenhagen provides many professional opportunities to expatriates, especially in the services sector.
Located in the Jutland area, Aalborg is a major industrial and commercial hub. Though the market is competitive, there are opportunities for expats.
Aarhus is home to the largest port in Denmark and has a thriving import/ export economy. As a result, there are a number of job opportunities for expats.
Calmer than other cities such a Copenhagen and Aarhus, Odense is a major industrial city that has employment opportunities for expats.

Expatriate health insurance in Denmark

Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in Denmark

Moving to Denmark

Find tips from professionals about moving to Denmark

Travel insurance in Denmark

Enjoy stress-free travel to Denmark

Flights to Denmark

Find the best prices for your flight tickets to Denmark

2 million members!

Watch later