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To work in Sweden I. (Type of employment) Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Culture

Tillsvidareanställning: Post with conditional tenure. Usually starts with a period of 3 to 6 month so called provanställning.

Provanställning: Trial period of employment. Maxiumum 6 months and usually leads to a permanent job.

Visstidsanställning: Fixed-term contracts.

Vikariat: Temporary post/job. (Doing someone elses job tasks until the person returns).

Projektanställning: Employment on a special project.

Timanställning: Pay by the hour.

Säsonganställning: Season contract. (only for certain period of time; like during summer in high season).

Heltid-Full time: 100% -40 hours a week.

Deltid-Part time: 10-90% of 40 hours a week,

Övertid/Mertid-Overtime: more than 40 hours a week.

O.B obekväm arbetstid: “uncomfprtable” hours. After 18.00 p.m. Additional, extra payment on the top of your hour rate.

2 or 3 shift works





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  1. Efrutik:

    I really like this post. It’s informative and enlightening.

    How about permits for foreigners wanting to work in Sweden, is that difficult to obtain?

  2. Tibor:

    I guess you should contact The Swedish Migration board with such questions or the Swedish Embassy in your country.