Why Trondheim? You might ask. The short version of the long story is that high-skilled workers fare well in the Norwegian job market. Of multiple reasons.
Where to start looking
FINN.no's career listingsNorway's biggest classifieds service. Most job opportunities are posted here. Unfortunately only in Norwegian. Use Google translate and don't be afraid to contact the employer.
NAV on how to find a jobNAV has produced a summary of useful advice and guidance for people hunting for jobs.
EURES job portalFind jobs in Trondheim, via the EU jobseekers portal. More info in English, though som of the job announcements are in Norwegian.
Here are some reasons why:
- Norway's low unemployment rate and high demand for skilled workers, particularly in Trondheim, make it an attractive tech hub
- Salaries in Norway are notably high, especially for those starting their careers
- The country's fair labor laws, trade unions, and interest groups collaborate closely with companies to ensure job security
- Trondheim offers abundant opportunities for software developers, as Norway's small population leads tech companies to recruit internationally
- The digital sphere's rapid expansion creates a strong demand for developers with the right skill set
- Engineers are also in high demand, especially for infrastructure and green power projects in Trondheim, where NTNU and SINTEF lead the way
Trondheim – heaven for devs
A central part of the demand for high-skilled workers is born of the mismatch between our country’s small size and the nature of digitization. Norway is highly developed, and as our lives become increasingly interwoven with technology, virtually all companies are ramping up their search for digital talent.
This is especially good news for software developers. The digital sphere continues to expand at a staggering pace – not limited by the boundaries of the physical world. This third industrial revolution has changed the rules of the game, and companies can now scale in radically different ways – as long as you hire people with the right skillset.
But in relatively sparsely populated Norway, there are only so many people to choose from. This has led many Norwegian tech companies to look outside country borders in their recruitment process. So the bottom line is simple: If you’re a software developer, Trondheim is there for you – whether you seek an energetic startup vibe or the stability of a large, established company.
Engineers – we want you!
Coders are of course not the only problem-solvers sought after in Norway’s tech capital. As we’re ramping up large infrastructure projects both domestically and regionally, the need for engineers of all disciplines is dire. This is true for both construction, structural and project engineers.
Keep in mind that Norway is pushing the envelope when it comes to green power initiatives, and Trondheim – with NTNU and SINTEF leading the way – is at the heart of this forefront. This naturally creates job opportunities both in the private and public sector. So if you’re an engineer specializing in energy – whether that is renewable or oil and gas – you’ll feel right at home.