Working in Denmark
New manager in Denmark
Get tips on how to succeed as a manager in Denmark and how the union representative can support you in your role as a manager.
The Finance Competence Fund (Finanskompetencepuljen) is your way to further develop your competencies. Both you and your team can apply for education and competence development. The educational programmes are carefully selected to support the competence needs of the future.
Internationals in Finance connects you and other international employees across the financial sector. It is a network where you will be challenged and inspired, both professionally and personally – and, at the same time, you will have the opportunity to expand your social network.
Working with Danes has so many advantages, but it can also be tricky for internationals. Danish bosses provide less guidance - and less supervision! - than bosses in many other working cultures. You're often expected to take the initiative and innovate on your own, but also openly admit to mistakes when you've made them. And in Denmark, it's acceptable to politely disagree with your boss.
Greater flexibility and trust, a flatter hierarchy and more casual clothing. These are some of the differences 38-year-old Valeriia Dzhamalova experiences, when asked to compare the Danish financial sector with the Ukrainian financial sector.
As of 1 July 2021, has been possible to switch to a new kind of fixed salary. This basically means that you are not entitled to overtime pat, and in return you have the right to independent work planning. On this site, we have gathered the most important and most relevant information for you. If you do not find the answer to your specific questions, you can contact your union representative or call Forhandling (Negotiations) at Finansforbundet.