The horticultural sector in Sweden has been facing a shortage of workers in recent years, which has led to difficulties in finding workers for these jobs.
Finding right talents that will be able to professionally carry on their tasks and keep up with timelines is quite complicated for employers within the Horticultural sector in Sweden due to lack of skilled labor, relatively low wages, distant locations of farms, etc.
Hiring an international, well educated, motivated, English speaking intern can bring sufficient help with most of the processes at the farm, reduce costs, bring innovation and cultural exchange experience.
Bixter.Work will provide you with the most suitable match according to your needs and expectations to overtake cumbersome recruitment and paperwork processes.
Bixter.work interns are coming from:
Bixter operates on a legal basis by connecting host-employers in need of well-educated, motivated, affordable, and stable employees with young professionals who have completed or are currently pursuing relevant Bachelor’s degrees and are eager to gain on-the-job training in Sweden.
Bixter makes it safer for the host-employer by 1-month of guarantee, within which 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.
In the context of Swedish migration services, a non-EU intern is an individual who comes from a country outside of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to undertake a period of internship in Sweden. Non-EU interns must obtain the necessary permits and meet specific requirements to be allowed to enter and stay in Sweden legally.
In order to become an intern in Sweden, a Non-EU individual should submit an application for work and residence permit under the regulation of Internship in connection with higher education, with validity of up to 12 months.
The process of obtaining the necessary permits can be a complex and challenging undertaking. Bixter offers professional consultancy services to navigate this process with ease. Our team of experts provides guidance to ensure that the applicants meet the necessary conditions and have all the required documentation for successful permit applications.
With Bixter, Swedish host-employers can rest assured that they are in good hands and focus on their businesses, confident that the migration services needs are taken care of.
If you’re planning to accept a non-EU intern in Sweden, it’s important to be aware of the timeline for obtaining the necessary permits.
The process of obtaining residence and work permit can take approximately five months to be processed by Migrationsverket. This timeline can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of the application and the specific requirements of the internship program.
Bixter.Work takes care of all time-consuming paperwork and visa application related matters, requiring specific knowledge, so host-employers can focus on most important processes at their establishments.
To ensure that your company’s recruitment process runs smoothly, it is highly recommended that you plan ahead and account for the waiting period involved in the visa processing. Taking a pragmatic approach and considering the necessary time required for visa processing can help your company ensure timely receipt of qualified interns. Furthermore, this approach will enable you to comply with all relevant regulations and procedures, providing a seamless experience for all involved parties. By working with a consultancy service like Bixter, you can gain access to expert guidance and support in navigating the visa processing requirements, ensuring that your company can attract and host the best non-EU interns.
In Sweden, the working hours regulations for interns are generally the same as those for regular employees. This means that interns are protected by the Swedish Working Hours Act (Arbetstidslagen) which sets limits on the number of hours that employees can work per week.
According to the Working Hours Act, employees in Sweden can work a maximum of 40 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period. However, the Act also allows for certain exemptions and flexibilities for specific industries and job types.
For interns, the specific working hours and conditions will depend on the internship agreement between the intern and the employer.
Overtime can be acceptable in certain conditions, such as peak season. Excessive overtime may violate their work and residence permit requirements.
Extra overtime and general overtime shall be paid accordingly and may not exceed 48 hours per intern over a period of four weeks, or 50 hours over a calendar month.
Compliance with this rule ensures a positive internship experience and avoids legal issues.
At Bixter, we know that hosting an abroad intern gives an amazing chance for cultural exchange. Also, both parties must follow the regulations established by the local immigration services.
It should be noted that interns cannot start working until their work and residence permits have been linked to the operations of the host employer. To fulfill legal requirements and guarantee a smooth hiring procedure, compliance with this criteria is essential. Regarding the revised immigration laws, our specialists will provide in-depth information and keep you informed if any changes are made.
To ensure a successful hosting experience, Bixter will create a thorough hosting internship plan based on the information, tasks and responsibilities provided by host-employers. We carefully check the education of each of our applicants to ensure the perfect match between the internship place and the intern.
Non-EU interns who wish to do an internship in Sweden must have an internship plan that outlines the specific educational and training objectives of their internship. The internship plan is a crucial component of the internship permit application process, and it must be detailed, comprehensive, and meet the eligibility requirements set by the Migrationsverket.
Bixter.work is specialized in providing this service and can help Swedish companies develop a valid and compliant internship plan for their non-EU interns. With Bixter’s assistance, companies can ensure that their internship plan meets all the necessary requirements, including the specific tasks and responsibilities of the intern, their educational objectives, and the expected duration of their internship.
Bixter’s experts have a solid knowledge of the Swedish immigration regulations and requirements related to internship programs, and they can guide companies through the entire process of preparing a valid internship plan. By working with Bixter, companies can ensure that their non-EU interns are well-prepared and that their internship program meets all the necessary criteria for a successful visa application.
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 the intern’s arrival to Sweden, 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.
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 matching processes, while the host-employers can focus on other important activities and grow their businesses.
Here is a breakdown of the operations that Bixter is managing for employers and host-employers:
– sourcing and pre-screening of applicants according to criteria of the host-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 interns within the validity of the internship period
In order to host Non-EU interns, adequate living conditions need to be provided by host-employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the interns, as they will be paying it from their monthly allowance, unless otherwise agreed
Here is a list of requirements that need to be fulfilled:
The accommodation should be located close to the internship place (in case no car is provided)