International skilled animal farm workers give significant value to piggery, dairy, poultry, and other farms, especially in countries where labor shortages or skill gaps exist. They are an essential component of the Danish agricultural industry, as they bring knowledge, experience, efficiency, problem-solving skills, dedication, and attention to detail to the care of the animals and the operation of the farm.
International skilled animal farm workers from Bixter.Work are preselected from an outstanding database of Bixter.Work interns that already completed their on-job training in Europe or international professionals with relevant solid work experience in Europe, USA, Australia, Israel, etc.
Our international skilled workers are coming from:
Bixter acts on a legal basis in its recruitment activities by connecting employers in need of well educated, experienced, motivated, and stable workers with young English/German speaking professionals from 27 countries worldwide, who possess relevant work experience and completed relevant education on minimum Bachelor’s degree level.
The Danish Migration Service has developed a visa category for Non-EU nationals as work and residence permit, under the category of “Herdsmen and farm managers”. These regulations allow experienced professionals from Non-EU countries to work in Denmark with extension possibilities for their visas.
This option is intended for professionals with proven relevant experience from 1 year duration, completed university degrees, sufficient English/German level to continue their professional development via work and residence permit in Denmark.
Hereby, Bixter promotes this opportunity to interns, who completed their internship in Europe with outstanding recommendations and to experienced international professionals with the help of international agents in Non-EU countries.
It is important to note that the average waiting period for the arrival of an employee is typically around 1,5 months. This is primarily due to the mandatory visa processing time. Waiting time for work and residence permit remains the same even if an employee applies for the visa from Denmark.
Please note that employees from Non-EU countries aren’t allowed to start working until the appropriate work and residence permit is issued to your place.
As a result, it is crucial for companies to plan ahead and account for this waiting period when organizing their recruitment process. By taking a pragmatic approach and considering the necessary visa processing time, companies can ensure that they are able to receive qualified workers in a timely manner, while also adhering to all relevant regulations and procedures.
Employees typically work 37 hours per week, with a possibility to take overtime working hours.
In order to host Non-EU employees, adequate living conditions need to be provided by employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the employees, as they will be paying it from their monthly salary.
Here is a list of requirements that need to be fulfilled:
At Bixter, we understand how complicated and time consuming the recruitment and registration process of foreign employees can get. This is why our professional team will be glad to assist you at every step of this way. Prior to an employee’s arrival to Denmark, our offices and global agents take care of the majority of their issues, including visa application completion, travel arrangements, sharing important information about registration procedures and visa validation.
Bixter makes it safer for the employer by 1-month of guarantee, within the replacement of the international worker is possible out of charge in case of mismatch with previously agreed recruitment criteria, low performance of intern or misuse of drugs/alcohol by employee.
At Bixter, we recognize that hosting an international worker offers an exceptional opportunity for cultural exchange. It also requires that rules set by local Immigration services are respected by both parties.
It’s crucial to remember that an employee from Non-EU countries can start his/her work when the appropriate work and residence permit to your workplace is issued by the migration service.
Our experts will offer detailed guidance regarding the updated migration legislation and will keep you updated if any changes are implemented.
If there is no collective agreement governing the job, overtime at weekend work rates must be paid as follows: 202.02 DKK/hour for the first two hours and 276.95 DKK/hour for the additional hours, plus Sundays and holidays, or time off is allocated in the following ratios: 1:1.3 for the first two hours and 1:1.8 for the further hours, plus Sundays and holidays.
Rates for working during certain hours are as follows: from Monday till Saturday, from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.,22.64 DKK/hour; 138.23 DKK on Saturdays after 12 noon.; and on Sundays and public holidays 292.78 DKK per day.
At Bixter, we know how important it is to focus on the most important processes of the business. This is why we are ready to take over the recruitment processes, while the employer can focus on other important activities and grow their businesses.
Here is a breakdown of the operations that Bixter is managing for employers:
– recruitment and pre screening of applicants according to criteria of the employer and migration service regulations,
– sharing important information about the tasks and responsibilities assigned to the employee to make sure he/she has realistic expectations,
– conducting required paperwork for visa application and following up with responsible migration institutions involved,
– managing arrival of workers, sharing informative booklets on the registration process – for a smooth integration process
– providing support for both employer and international worker within the validity of the contract