Working in Denmark

General information

Practical information on working in Denmark can be found on Denmark.dk.
This website WorkInDenmark.dk is your official public Danish job source. Their job bank offers you an easy and comprehensive access to current Danish job opportunities within a wide range of industries. All jobs found on this site are offerings that are aimed especially at international talents.
All you need to do is search the job bank. If you do not find what you are looking for right away, you can set up a subscription for the types of jobs you are interested in. This way you can keep yourself updated on relevant job openings.
At Work in Denmark you will also find information on starting a business in Denmark.
A list of recruitment companies is found on Nelso.com.
More information can be found on the website of Copenhagen Municipality (Københavns Kommune).
  • Job search and career: Advice and information that is useful when you are looking for a job in Denmark and in Copenhagen.
  • First Job Copenhagen courses: "Courses for international individuals, providing new tools and information to improve competitive advantage."
  • Copenhagen Career Program for international students: "A six month mentorship and networking program for international students." The program is annual, and begins each October. 
  • Copenhagen Career Program for spouses: Offers general aid in job search for accompanying spouses. All services are free of charge for spouses residing in the City Copenhagen.
  • Copenhagen Host Program: "The Host Program offers two kinds of hosts; a career host, and a culture host." These hosts act as mentors to newcomers and offers general assistant and support in the job search.
  • Karrierestedet: "Situated at Copenhagen universities" and offers support to international students.
  • Mentor and Networking Program: "Help and support offered to international master students."
  • Already Employed: Information about employment conditions, working in Denmark or if you are about to stop working and are retiring.
  • Unemployed: Find more information about what type of support, you are entitled to, who can help you, and how you find a new job soon.

Taxes in Denmark

The Danish tax system is the basis for the Danish welfare system, often referred to as The Danish Model. Here you can read more about the Danish tax system, administered by the Danish tax authority, Skat.
Holidays and parental leaveAs a resident in Denmark you might be entitled to holidays, maternity leave, maternity maintenance, antenatal classes, etc.
IllnessIllness is always uncomfortable, and it is always inconvenient. Fortunately you have some good options if you or your child or your family get ill.