NORWAY Traineeship Program

General information

Norway has a total area of 385,207 square kilometres and a population of 5,312,300 . The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden, by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. The maritime influence also dominates Norway’s climate with mild lowland temperatures on the sea coasts, whereas the interior, while colder, is also a lot milder than areas elsewhere in the world on such northerly latitudes. Even during polar night in the north, temperatures above freezing are commonplace on the coastline. The maritime influence brings high rainfall and snowfall to some areas of the country.

Norway maintains the Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system, and its values are rooted in egalitarian ideals.

The Norwegian state has large ownership positions in key industrial sectors, having extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, and fresh water. The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country’s gross domestic product. On a per-capita basis, Norway is the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas outside of the Middle East.

The country has the fourth-highest per-capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists. On the CIA’s GDP (PPP) per capita list (2015 estimate) which includes autonomous territories and regions, Norway ranks as number eleven.

It is said that topography, geology and biology make out the foundation for plant production, whereas climate and geography determine crop types accordaing to location, along with expected yields.

Grass-based livestock production is therefore the backbone of Norwegian agriculture. A substantial part of the country’s home-grown grain is used as fodder due to crop quality.

One of the advantages of the cool climate is that it limits the spread of plant diseases and pests.

These climatic and geographical conditions frame Norwegian agriculture. Soil, latitude and climate – they are all interconnected.

Farm sizes are expanding, and in 2018 this average is 24.9 ha.

Today, the average Norwegian drinks 89 litres of milk each year and consume 18 kilograms of cheese, and 67 kg meat.

The total organically farmed area is decreasing, whereas the demand for organic produce and other foods is steadily increasin

Types of production

HORTICULTURE - 6 MONTHS

Your responsibilities will be sticking, taking care of the growing process, sorting and packing different types of flowers and plants. • Planting - Sorting - Packing - Transporting - Wage

PIG FARMS - Opening 2021!

Your main responsibility will be feeding and taking care of the pigs-insemination, castration and other. Normally working hours from 7 am to 16 pm, where you will have 2 brakes during the day

DAIRY FARMS - Opening 2021!

Your main responsibility will be feeding and milking the cows and small calves. All farms are equipped with modern milking systems, that include automatized machines. The program includes 3 milkings per day.

POULTRY - Opening 2021!

Your main responsibility will be feeding, taking care of chickens, collect and sort the eggs. All farms are equipped with modern stables. Working hours are from 7 am to 16 pm with 2 brakes during the day

MINK FARMS - Opening 2021!

Your main responsibility will be feeding and taking care of minks. Tendencies and mode for mink sector are always attractive and interesting for ASIA.

VISA APPLICATION

Norway welcomes students of agricultural universities for on-the-job training in the agricultural sector. Norwegian farms and greenhouse facilities take a leading positions in the global rating by such criteria as the introduction of innovative technologies, ecology and humanity of manufacturing, livestock management quality control, production process and realisation of output. 

VISA REQUIREMENTS
DOCUMENTS FOR VISA

REGISTRATION IN NORWAY

If you are coming to Norway for your traineeship, you must have the work permission from your embassy. Bixter will help you. The first step when you are in Norway is to register .

CPR Number

• Work permission and COPY
• Employment contract and COPY
• Registration certificate (EU residence document)
• Original passport/ID card and its COPY
• Proof of your address in Denmark and its COPY
• Original marriage certificate and its COPY if you are married (even when your partner is not coming to Denmark with you)
• Divorce/death certificate if you are a widow (er)

Choose a doctor

After receiving CPR number, you must choose a doctor. Afterwards you will receive health insurance card. It is an yellow card with your CPR Number and your doctor’s name YELLOW CARD WILL BE SENT TO YOUR DANISH ADDRESS – REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR NAME CLEARLY STATE ON THE MAILBOX. MOREOVER ALL CERTIFICATES MENTIONED ABOVE MUST BE IN ENGLISH, GERMAN OR SCANDINAVIAN LANGUAGE.

NEM ID

It is a digital signature a common log-in solution for Danish internet banking, government websites and other private companies. You will get your NEM ID with your CPR number and also a card with all your logins and passwords (You have to take care of this card and don’t loose it)

Bank account

When you are registered in Denmark (received your yellow card), you are ready to open your own bank account. To open a Danish bank account, you need to bring these document with you.
Identity papers with photo (ID/passport/driving license)
• Documentation of your address in Denmark (CPR, NEM ID, registration paper)
• Work Contract You can get more information from individual bank.
As soon as you get your bank account, send all information to your employer, so he could send you your salary.Good banks can be Danske Bank, Jyske, Nordea.

Residence Card (Pink Card)

When you apply for CPR, you are providing the SIRI office with your accommodation address and you will get automatically in 2 weeks the residence card (pink card) at your address. If you didn’t get your residence card after 8 weeks, you have to call SIRI office:

WORKING CONDITIONS

In Denmark a working week is 37 hours, accumulated into 160,2 hours a month. A working day lasts app. 8 hours – excluding self-paid breaks. You earn the right to 5 weeks of vacation money per year. They can be used in two ways:

  1. You can have holiday and travel, but still get paid, eventhough you don’t work. This must be arranged with the host-family in advance. The other way
  2. Is to get the money transferred to your bank account each month.

 

You have to apply for this online yourself from the government, You can have the money for 2,08 days pr month money at each month

LIFE IN NORWAY

When you will arrive to Norway, the host-family will meet you at the airport and drive you to the house/apartment and will help you to accommodate there. The accommodation price is 200-250€ per month

Cell phone

When you are coming to Norway for longer period of time, it is always a good idea to get a Norwegian phonenumber – of course if operator from your country is not offering something better. The cheapest option is Telenor operator that has special prices for people in age 18-29 years old with beneficial "goodies " packages that includes: free data,data boost, power-banks,gadgets ,data switch, 4 hours of free abroad calls and more.

299 NOK - 4GB plus 1 goodie •349 NOK = 6GB plus 1 goodie •399 NOK = 8GB plus 2 goodies 449 NOK =12 GB plus 3 goodies from 499NOK = no limit plus 3 goodies

Transportation

If you would like to travel around in your free time, the best option are BUSES and TRAINS : https://www.ruter.no The cheapest way for busses is to use Flixbus, however the times are not always compatible with flight times. https://www.flixbus.co.uk

Shopping

Discount supermarkets that you want to look for are Rema 100, Kiwi and Extra, Those supermarkets are the best choice for daily shopping as well as for their special offers (always look for a sign Tilbud – discount). Every week you can find different special offers in each shop.