Working and Living in Sweden

Move to Sweden from UK | Removals to Sweden

Working and Living in Sweden

What’s It Like Working and Living in Sweden?

Schepens Removals makes weekly runs to Sweden, which makes us one of the top choices for movers in the UK relocating to Stockholm, Malmö or Gothenburg. The vast majority of the moves we carry out are for families or solo professionals who have jobs lined up in Sweden. Many, over the years, have decided to make their home there. We asked them what it is like working and living in Sweden:


1. Swedes Love Entrepreneurs

If you’re planning on setting up your own business, Sweden has to be a serious option. We set our business up 3 years ago now. There was plenty of funding to help, and we got excellent support from the Swedish Tax Agency. English is pretty much a second language in Sweden so communication wasn’t a problem either.

2. Reclaim the Weekend

As a woman working in finance I’d always struggled to progress my career back in the UK. In Stockholm the environment is completely different. Gender equality is the law. That’s it – no argument. People work as hard here as in any workplace in London but they’re needs are better catered for. I can now plan trips for the weekend without worrying they’ll be cancelled due to work at the last minute!

3. I Long for Feedback

If you’ve got a good job, and you earn a good wage, Sweden is a great place to be. My family moved out just over a year ago and we’re all loving the lifestyle and the country. Absolutely no complaints. Well, just one; it’s hard to know how you’re doing at work. Back home the feedback loop was pretty regular and it gave me the jolt I needed to keep striving. Here it’s pretty neutral – I think I’m doing a good job, but I don’t get any affirmation of that, which leaves me wondering.

4. Workers Get a Good Deal

I’m not sure I’d be able to go back home after experiencing the way the Swedes are in the workplace. The lack of hierarchy makes work a much healthier environment. Some people complain that it removes the competitive edge. All I can say is that it suits me. I get paid well. I go home relaxed. And I look forward to the day ahead each morning. I don’t ask for much more than that.

Relocating to Sweden? Schepens Can Help

We’re a fourth generation, family-run removals business with over 100 years’ experience of removals to Sweden. Mostly we move families to Sweden from the UK, but we also provide European removals from a range of locations. And, of course, we help people move from Sweden back home. Schepens even has a logistics centre in Jönköping to make our operations even more efficient.

Tailored Removals to Sweden

Working and living in Sweden is a major upheaval for most of our movers, so our goal is always to make the removals process stress-free for them. To ensure this, our move co-ordinators create a bespoke removals plan for each mover, based on their unique specifications. Once we know what you need, we create a free, no obligation removals quote for you.

Schepens removals services include:

  • Professional Packing Service. If you’ve no time for packing up your home, let our professional packing team do it for you. We use eco-friendly packaging and guarantee safe transit for your belongings.
  • Insurance. Your goods will be covered during transit. For extra peace of mind, we can arrange additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability cover.
  • Specialist Removals. Not everyone has a piano they want to take to Sweden with them. But for those who do, we have a specialist piano removals team. We also provide bespoke removals for artworks or antiques.
  • Self Storage. If you’re only away for a year, you may want to put furniture and goods in safe storage. Schepens has a number of local, secure self storage facilities in the UK.
  • Transport. Our fleet of articulated removals vehicles travels between Sweden, England and Europe on a regular basis. These state-of-the-art vehicles offer the perfect environment for shipped goods. Our fleet runs on air ride suspension, and has an adjustable bearing system. This means that we’re able to guarantee minimum movement of your goods, and discrete partitioning for consignments.

Second-to-None Customer Service

“Moving to Sweden was made much easier by the helpful attitude of everyone at Schepens. Price was competitive, delivery exemplary.”

Karin Bruce


If you are going to be working and living in Sweden, call Schepens to find out more about the support we can offer to movers – 01794 323558