Horticulture workers play an important role in the Danish agricultural industry and the production of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. They’re essential for ensuring a reliable supply of fresh produce, promoting sustainable farming practices, contributing to the economy, and enhancing the quality of life in communities. Their work is crucial for the agricultural industry and for society as a whole. Bixter.Work provides an opportunity for Danish greenhouses and fields owners to experience the value of motivated, educated, international young professionals as interns.
International interns from Bixter.Work have strong educational backgrounds from the top-selected educational institutions worldwide and tend to be adaptable and able to learn quickly.
Bixter.Work interns are coming from:
Bixter acts on a legal basis in its recruitment activities by connecting employers in need of well educated, motivated, affordable and stable workers with young English/German speaking professionals from 27 countries worldwide, who completed relevant education on minimum Bachelor’s degree level and are very willing to gain on-job training in Denmark.
Notion of “intern” comprises the profile of the person in the age range 20-30 y.o., with a currently ongoing Bachelor’s degree in the specialization, related to the “internship place”.
Many may confuse “International intern” with an average employee or university intern, but in fact it requires a deeper look from the side of Migration service requirements, as well as benefits for the Employer willing to accept international interns.
The Danish Migration Service has developed a visa category for Non-EU nationals as work and residence permit, under the category of “Internship”. These regulations allow currently enrolled students from Non-EU countries to receive further in-company training in Denmark with a duration of 1,5 year.
This option is intended for professionals with ongoing university degrees, sufficient English/German level (proved by IELTS, KET, TOEFL, GOETHE tests) to gain further on-hand experience in their field of expertise.
Hereby, Bixter promotes this opportunity with the help of international agents and ocular visits to the top-selected universities in Non-EU countries and encourages students to participate.
It is important to note that the average waiting period for the arrival of interns is typically around 2-3 months. This is primarily due to the mandatory visa processing time.
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 interns in a timely manner, while also adhering to all relevant regulations and procedures.
Interns typically work 37 hours per week, according to industry standards. An intern might occasionally take overtimes, for ex.during the harvest. Please note that long or frequent overtimes for interns will not be in conformity with the requirements of their work and residence permit, as the normal workweek in these circumstances is not 37 hours.
In order to host Non-EU interns, adequate living conditions need to be provided by employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the interns, as they will be paying it from their monthly allowance.
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 interns can get. This is why our professional team will be glad to assist you at every step of this way. Prior to interns’ 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 intern is possible out of charge in case of mismatch with previously agreed recruitment criteria, low performance of intern or misuse of drugs/alcohol by intern.
At Bixter, we recognize that hosting an international intern 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 intern can start his/her internship when 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.
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 intern 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 interns, sharing informative booklets on the registration process – for a smooth integration process
– providing support for both host-employer and intern within the validity of the contract