Bixter.Work presents an opportunity for employers in Norway to host trainees from non-EU countries. These trainees possess strong educational backgrounds from globally recognized institutions and demonstrate adaptability and quick learning abilities.
Non-EU trainees bring valuable diversity, cultural enrichment, and fresh perspectives to the hospitality industry in Norway. Their international backgrounds enhance customer interactions, contribute to a globalized workforce, and foster a rich exchange of ideas, ultimately elevating the guest experience and creating a more inclusive environment.
Trainees might not be performing the full scope of regular job tasks and might need more guidance and supervision from the employer’s side, but they are the perfect option if you need additional hands to help with processes that do not require involvement of the skilled employees.
Trainees with Bixter.Work originate from various regions:
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 speaking professionals from over 29 countries worldwide, who completed relevant education on minimum Bachelor’s degree level and are very willing to gain on-job training in Norway.
Notion of “trainee” comprises the profile of the person in the age range 20-30 y.o., with a currently ongoing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the specialization, related to the “traineeship place”.
Many may confuse “International trainee” with an average employee or university trainee, 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 trainees.
The Norwegian Migration Service has developed a visa category for Non-EU nationals as work and residence permit, under the category of “Trainee”. These regulations allow currently enrolled students from Non-EU countries to receive further in-company training in Norway with a duration of 6 months.
This option is intended for professionals with ongoing university degrees, sufficient English level 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 trainees is typically around 4 months, which can change due to the overload of the migration service. 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 trainees in a timely manner, while also adhering to all relevant regulations and procedures.
Trainees typically work 37,5 – 40 hours per week, according to industry standards. A trainee might occasionally take overtime, for ex.during peak seasons. Please note that long or frequent overtimes for trainees will not be in conformity with the requirements of their work and residence permit, as the normal workweek in these circumstances is not 37,5 – 40 hours.
Overtime is usually limited to 10 hours per week and 25 hours over a four-week period. Overtime pay or time off in lieu is typically provided for overtime work. It’s important for the employer to follow rules about maximum working hours, rest breaks, and night work.
In order to host Non-EU trainees, adequate living conditions need to be provided by employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the trainees, 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 trainees can get. This is why our professional team will be glad to assist you at every step of this way. Prior to trainee’s arrival to Norway, 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 trainee is possible out of charge in case of mismatch with previously agreed recruitment criteria, low performance of trainee or misuse of drugs/alcohol by trainee.
At Bixter, we recognize that hosting an international trainee 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 a trainee can start his/her traineeship 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 trainee 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 trainees, sharing informative booklets on the registration process – for a smooth integration process
– providing support for both host-employer and trainee within the validity of the contract