If You’re Moving to Oslo, Schepens Can Help.
Bitterly cold? Disheartening Darkness? Excessively Expensive?
Norway is all of the above; but the capital, Oslo, is equally the world leader in a happy, content lifestyle. Some of the world’s best coffee comes from Oslo, and it’s home to some of the most stunning scenery you’ll ever see.
Aside from that, British expats moving to Oslo to pursue a career are very fortunate. There is a wide variety of job opportunities. You’ll also be pleased to know the city accommodates the highest earners in Norway.
Here are some points to consider for new arrivals planning to work in Oslo:
Job Market In Oslo
This isn’t a massive city, so it has a fairly small but highly educated workforce. The key industries in Oslo comprise: Oil & Gas, Energy & Environmental Affairs, IT, Shipping and Research & Development.
Shipping: This industry is a prominent feature of Oslo’s history, and the port is still one of the major employers. For expats the major source of employment in this sector is likely to come from the cruise and passenger ferry companies. Take note, though, the competition is fierce and speaking Norwegian would be a necessity.
Energy: There is a large emphasis on hydropower and renewable energy , as well as the oil and gas industry. The latter is currently in a state of recovery, having lost 50,000 jobs between 2013-16. If you’re looking for work on rigs, or admin roles you’ll need to demonstrate a working knowledge of the language.
Biomedical Research: Oslo is the primary location in Norway for biomedical research and discoveries. If you specialise in this area, Oslo is the place to move to; the industry is highly developed and growth is always encouraged. Recruitment would tend to come through one of the biomedical research institutes attached to the University of Oslo.
IT: If you are persuing a career in IT, Oslo has a technologically advanced mobile and internet market. Microsoft and Accenture are the major companies to work for in and around the capital city. There’s also a lively start up sector which is hungry for developers, coders and sales teams.
Finding a Job in Oslo
When seeking for a job in Oslo, your professional experience will count more than your education when looking for work. Oslo isn’t a particularly large capital city with a population of just over 1 million, so networking becomes imperative in the process of finding a job or becoming an entrepreneur.
The Language At Work
Generally speaking, expats moving to Oslo will have an easier experience finding a job if they possess a basic understanding of the Norwegian language. With that said, a selection of Norwegian firms will use English as their preferred language.
Are You Coming to Oslo Without a Job?
If this is the case, be sure to register at NAV (Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration) which is the national employment agency. They do a great job to recommend courses of action for you to take to greatly improve your chances of employment.
“I would just like to say a big thank you to the guys who did an absolute sterling job with the move. They made our lives a whole lot easier!”
Schepens Can Support Your Move from the UK to Norway
We’ve been providing Norway removals for over a hundred years now, and we know the country well. This means that we’re able to offer expert guidance and advice at every stage of the moving process. We ship regularly to Oslo which means we’re able to provide flexible scheduling and competitive pricing on part or dedicated loads.
Tailored Removals to Norway
Moving to Norway is a logistical challenge and we know from experience that no two removals are the same. That’s why we assign a dedicated Moving Co-Ordinator to every single client. They will work with you to design a removals package that is founded on your specific requirements. This will draw on our range of services which includes:
Packing: Our professional packing team is BAR trained to guarantee the highest standards. They will pack up your home, label your boxes and create a detailed shipping inventory.
Insurance: Your goods are covered during transit. Should you require Accidental Damage or Extended Liability insurance for extra peace of mind, we can arrange cover.
Non-Standard Goods: If you’re moving valuable, or fragile goods, such as antiques, fine art or musical instruments, we can provide bespoke packaging, shipping and insurance.
Storage. Our local storage facilities are ideal should you wish to leave goods or furniture in the UK. We provide a door-to-door service and a secure, climate-controlled environment.
Transport: Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.
Schepens Removals Goes the Extra Mile
We’re a leading European removals company with the aim of delivering a stress-free mover for clients. Our professional removals teams appreciate this as a foundation of our customer service, and are trained to be proactive problem solvers. We are proud of the level of service we consistently provide, and we’re always looking for ways to minimise the anxieties that Norway removals can engender.