There are plenty of reasons to live and work in Sweden. Even though the weather is not always the most appealing. Well, we need to be honest, it rains a lot and it gets really dark during fall and winter. However, we can assure you that the benefits of living here outweighs the sometimes bad weather.
Let us convince you! We have made a list with all the good things about Sweden below.
Benefits of living in Sweden
Holidays and parental leave
In fact, working in Sweden gives you a lot of holidays. Every year you will get at least five weeks of vacation. No, you don’t need to work extra hard to earn these days, this is your right as an employee.
On top of that - If you have children, or if you are planning on having children here, you are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave. This also means that you are able to share the days between you and your partner, which way you prefer.
Having a "fika"
Have you heard about the word “fika” before? If not, this is something that you will for sure be familiar with when moving to Sweden. Swedes are in fact very enthusiastic about their “fika”! Let us explain what this mysterious word means.
Having a “fika” is a very common phenomenon here - both in work-related situations but also in private. Fika is synonymous with taking a little coffee break and eating a small bun or a sweet. This is a great way to socialise - and also a very good excuse to eat something delicious.
Sweden has in general a very well developed public transport system and it is easy to travel around to different places. In other words, you do not have to spend a lot of money on a car.
Västtrafik is responsible for the public transport in Gothenburg. You can travel by tram, bus, commuter train and ferry. On their website you can find information about about timetables, tickets and prices.
Sweden is one of the world's leading countries when it comes to gender equality. Regardless of who you are, man or woman, you should have the same right to work, support yourself and live your life the way you want.
It is a fundamental constitutional norm in Sweden. Gender equality issues became a separate policy domain already in the early 1970s and have had a central position in the public debate ever since. The ultimate aim of Swedish gender equality policy is for women and men to have the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities in all areas of life.
Remember us telling you about the really bad weather here? Well, that is partly true, but the weather is actually not always that bad. The summers here are really amazing! And the winters cannot always be complained about either. During winter the temperature can drop to minus 10 degrees or more. But who doesn’t love a beautiful winter day?
If you are a fan of skiing, there are plenty of great ski resorts in the North of Sweden, such as Åre, Sälen or Idre.
In the summer we really recommend you to go to the archipelago and the surrounding islands on the west coast. Or why not go hiking by Höga Kusten?
Did you know that unlike many other countries, Sweden has both free healthcare and free education for everyone living here?
The welfare system is funded by taxes and the aim is to give all citizens the same chance for a good, equal life in Sweden.
Our philosophy is based on that all our colleagues should have the best conditions to develop as engineers, both in their professional role and as individuals - to become the best version of themselves.
We make sure that our employees are happy and motivated so that they can focus on their development and practice their profession in the best way possible. To learn and improve their competence goes without saying, we provide the help our employees need to succeed by meeting, talking, laughing and develop together, as a team.
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