Working in Sweden

European Removals to Sweden | Relocate to Sweden

Working in Sweden

Sweden regularly finds its way into the top 10 countries in the annual World Happiness Report. In 2020 it was ranked 7th with the ‘happiness’ in question being equally distributed between work life, home life and leisure time. The labour market for English speakers in Sweden remains strong, especially in IT, construction, engineering and healthcare and the country remains a popular location for UK professionals.

Schepens has been providing removals to Sweden for over a century now, we even have a depot in Jönköping. Over the years we’ve helped families, solo professionals and students to relocate in the major cities. Many of them have stayed beyond their initial contract, or studies, because of the quality of life they’ve discovered. We asked those now living in Sweden what advice they’d give newcomers about working in Sweden. Here’s what they told us:

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Moving to Portsmouth From London

Removals Portsmouth | Move to Portsmouth

Moving to Portsmouth From London

Planning a move from London to Portsmouth? Then you’re probably feeling a mix of terror and excitement. On the one hand Portsmouth is a vibrant and diverse city by the sea. On the other, it’s 2 hours away from London and a fraction of the size. Shifting from the hub is always going to take adjustment, so how do people who’ve made the move cope?

Schepens has been providing removals to Portsmouth for over a century. The good news is that many of the movers that we’ve relocated from London are still living happily in their new city. We asked them what the biggest challenges of moving from Portsmouth to London were. Here’s what they told us:

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5 Reasons for Moving to Finland

Finland Removals | London to Finland

5 Reasons for Moving to Finland

In 2020 Finland scored a hat-trick. For the third time in a row it was named as the world’s happiest country. As if any further proof were needed, Helsinki also ranked top for residents’ perception of their own well-being. The study’s editor, John Helliwell, noted that – based on their research – happiness appears to be contingent on a sense of belonging, where personal and social trust is encouraged and supported.

Schepens has been providing families, solo professionals and students with removals to Finland for over a century now. We know Helsinki well, and make weekly runs to locations right across this beautiful country. Finland, like everywhere is, has its defining characteristics, quirks and oddities. In this blog, we look at 5 reasons for moving to Finland, each one celebrating its unique culture.

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Why Millennials Want to Live in Sweden

European Removals to Sweden | Relocate to Sweden

Why Millennials Want to Live in Sweden

If we had to choose one city that appears to encompass all the hopes and desires of the millennial generation, it would be Stockholm in Sweden. Why? It’s diverse, quirky and full of tech start-ups. More than that, though, it’s a city that is redefining work by flattening hierarchies, prioritising employee well-being, and enshrining flexible working in law.

At Schepens we’re getting to know the millennial generation better, as they’re now in their mid-late 20s and are spreading their wings. The millennials we’ve provided European removals for are confident, hungry for experience, and looking for a different relationship with work than their parents had. Many are heading to Sweden, so we asked them why do millennials want to live in Sweden?

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Working in Norway

European Removals to Norway | Relocate to Norway

Working in Norway

What’s it Like Working in Norway?

Thinking about working in Norway? A recent Internation survey ranks it as the 3rd best country globally for work-life balance. The majority of expats surveyed are happy with the number of hours they spend at work, and with the work-life balance they are able to achieve as a result. The average time spent at work each week is 42.9 hours, slightly lower than the global average of 44.3 hours.

The team at Schepens has long been aware of the popularity of Norway as a work location. For over a century now, Schepens has been providing removals to Norway for movers who are starting jobs in Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim. A good number of them choose to stay on after the end of their contract. We asked movers who have made Norway their permanent home what it’s like working in Norway, on a day-to-day basis? Here’s what they told us:

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London to Sweden Removals

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London to Sweden

Planning London to Sweden Removals?

Whether you’re planning London to Sweden removals for work, family or study, there’s plenty of reasons to feel good about your relocation. It’s well-known that the 5 Nordic countries – Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland – regularly share the honours when it comes to top ranking in the World Happiness Report. Their exceptional qualities include: low corruption and crime, excellent state benefits, social trust and cohesion, and highly efficient institutions.

Schepens has been providing removals to Sweden for over a century now. We love working in this beautiful country, so much so that we have established a depot in Jönköping. It seems that our movers do too. Many of those moving for work have made Sweden their permanent home. We were interested to find out why. We asked them: how is everyday life different in Sweden?

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Norway Quality of Life

Working in Norway | Removals to Norway

Norway Quality of Life

Why is Norway’s Quality of Life so Good?

The UN Human Development Report was introduced in 1990 in order to measure the ‘richness of life’ in countries across the globe. Rather than the economy, this report focuses upon the opportunities a country provides for its people, and the life choices available to them. Norway has taken the number one spot for the 13 years in a row now.

Schepens has been providing removals to Norway for a good deal longer than that – over a century in fact. What we have noticed in that time is that movers who relocate to Norway for work purposes often decide to make it their long term home. So we asked some of the families that had made the decision to stay: Why is Norway’s quality of life so good?

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Moving From London to Bournemouth

Removals Bournemouth Area | Bournemouth Removals

Moving From London to Bournemouth

Thinking of Moving From London to Bournemouth?

The beauty of Bournemouth’s golden sands on a sunny day is hard to beat. But what’s it like on a wet and windy November afternoon? And is there anything to do in Bournemouth, besides walking on the promenade? Is moving from London to Bournemouth a good idea for the long term, or would you end up regretting it once the shine wore off?

Over the decades Schepens has moved numerous families to Bournemouth from London, many of them asking these same questions, and nervous about the decision they’ve made. The good news is that the vast majority of those movers are still living happily in Bournemouth. We asked them what advice they’d give to Londoners worried about moving to Dorset:

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House Removals Basingstoke

Removals Basingstoke | Hampshire Removals

House Removals Basingstoke

Schepens are Trusted Providers of House Removals in Basingstoke

If you’re travelling west on the train from London, North Hampshire is the first ‘proper’ countryside you’ll encounter. Basingstoke sits just inside the Hampshire boundary, 50 minutes from London. Its envious location has made Basingstoke a prime location for commuters and the development of Festival Place has enhanced its reputation as a great place to live.

Schepens is an established local provider of house removals in Basingstoke. Over the years we’ve moved local families relocating from one side of town to the other, London commuters pursuing the urban/rural mix, and professionals from overseas relocating for work. We asked some of our movers who are now settled in the town, what they would want to tell people weighing up whether to move there.

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Moving to the Netherlands

Removals to Netherlands | Moving to Netherlands from UK

Moving to Netherlands

Are You Moving to the Netherlands for Work?

Don’t be fooled by the size of the Netherlands. It’s one of the EU’s most stable economies, as well as being one of its wealthiest. It’s also on the top ten list of places to work globally, with expats reporting that business life is ‘hassle-free and very relaxed’.

Schepens has been moving families and solo professionals to the Netherlands to work for decades now. Many of our movers are now residents of the country, having settled there after their initial contract was complete. We asked them: “What’s it like moving to the Netherlands for work?” Here are some of their replies:

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