Jobs for Students in Sweden

Student Jobs in Sweden

A lot of the students in Norway work part-time jobs to help cover living expenses. These jobs are available part-time for students who are enrolled in a university program and can prove that they are continuously pursuing their degree.

EU students do not need a work permit to be able to work in Sweden and students from other countries can be employed as long as they have a documented resident status which is usually renewed every year. Students should be very active and alert as jobs in Sweden are very competitive.

The average salary in Sweden for basic jobs in supermarkets, stores, restaurants, and many home service jobs range from 20,000 SEK and 30,000 SEK. The minimum per hour rate in Sweden is 125 SEK/hour.

Professional service jobs in companies, hospitals, schools, banks earn from 35,000 up to 100,000 SEK. As previously mentioned, taxes are very high in Sweden at almost 30% income tax for people in different tax groups, such that the higher your tax bracket means you’re in a higher tax group.

Nowadays, with the rise of social media people are readily selling their skills and services online. In Sweden now you can use your interests and hobbies (eg baking, photography, make-up) to make a really good profit.

There are also various fares or employment meet-ups that have many events and workshops where you get to work or showcase your talent and skills. These meet-ups serve as a very good avenue to network and engage with employers that are within your field or in your job radar.

Here are some tips for finding a part-time job in Sweden as a student include:

Learn Swedish: this cannot be over-emphasized, knowledge of even the basic conversations in the language has proven to be very helpful. Although many establishments are very English-friendly, many doors can open for you and keep you a step ahead, from just your Swedish speaking skills.

Just get started no matter how small, there are many hourly basis jobs available, for example, there is a high demand for pre-school teachers and there is little to no formal education required. Fluent English is usually the only requirement for these international preschools.

Weekends, summer and holidays usually see a strong need for additional hands, so employers are actively looking for workers these periods and the jobs are a lot easy to get.