7 January, 2021
Edgaras Petovradzius came to Denmark as a student in 2009. “I liked it so much that I am still here in 2020”, notes the Lithuanian national, who now works as a junior IT engineer at The LEGO Group.
Edgaras is not the only one to have embraced the Danish lifestyle. More and more international talents specialising in tech and digitalisation choose to settle in Denmark. And everything seems to indicate that they are happy to have chosen this Nordic country!
The number of digital specialists from abroad has grown by 48% between 2016 and 2019, according to HBS Economics.
A great balance between professional and personal time, opportunities for career development and the unique workplace culture make Denmark an attractive destination for digital talents.
As a UX designer working in Aarhus, Alicja Lemanska especially values work-life balance: “Everybody knows and respects that you have a life outside of work. You can forget about crazy overtime or working additional hours over the weekend.”
Digital expats experience the highest job satisfaction in Denmark, according to the Digital Talent Global Work Happiness Index.
Personal impact is another factor that is unique to Denmark when it comes to work happiness among tech professionals. This is partly attributed to the country’s informal work environment.
With a flat hierarchy, digital talents are more likely to take responsibility and better grasp the challenge at hand. This, in turn, gives them a better starting point to influence their work and the team’s decisions.
Harshit Mahapatra, who studied computer science before being hired as a research assistant at Aarhus University, found Danish companies to be “open to new ideas and collaboration with students.” An attitude that also applies to employees, regardless of rank or title.
“There is great demand for IT professionals,” Harshit points out. Despite the current rise in talent from abroad, one Danish company in four declares they are still lacking experts to meet their increasing tech needs. And the demand will only keep growing.
So if you are a digital talent considering a move to Central Denmark, check out these vacant positions and join us!