Working Holiday - Scandinavia

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Poochie
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Working Holiday - Scandinavia

Post by Poochie » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:36 am

Hi folks,

I'm a 26 year old New Zealander who's completed an accounting degree recently and I'm thinking about going for a working holiday next year somewhere in Scandinavia and I'm after some advice.

Firstly, what country am I most likely to find actual work on a temporary basis? I realize my degree won't be much use in this, however I do have plenty of experience with other kinds of work. Is woofing much of a thing in Scandinavia?

Also, which country is the most friendly when you only know English? I'm keen to learn the language in whichever country I wind up in and would probably take some language courses there with my first few months.

If you know of any useful websites for any of this it'd be greatly appreciated too.



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FinnGuyHelsinki
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Re: Working Holiday - Scandinavia

Post by FinnGuyHelsinki » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:39 am

http://www.migri.fi/working_in_finland/working_holiday (I'll let you find the same information for other countries yourself).

In capital regions and bigger cities one can get by with English, albeit Swedish/Norwegian/Danish languages are much easier to grasp for an English-speaker. As for the jobs themselves and what people on working holidays usually do, I can only guess, possibly some bar-tending or similar, where English (in certain places) is enough. The seasons mean that crop-growing farms and such likely will not be needing much extra hands between autumn and spring.


Oho
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Re: Working Holiday - Scandinavia

Post by Oho » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:59 am

FinnGuyHelsinki wrote: As for the jobs themselves and what people on working holidays usually do, I can only guess, possibly some bar-tending or similar...
If it is an actual working holiday perhaps have that said I have gathered many companies use 'working holidays' to bring in short term workers, perhaps subject matter specialists or employees from new sites to learn the ropes of their new employer.


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