Excerpted from the Denmark Career Guide
Danish industries of major importance include cleantech (wind power, bio-energy, electric vehicles), ICT (wireless and mobile technology, software, acoustics), life sciences (bio-tech, med-tech) and maritime (shipping, offshore and advanced maritime technology), all of which offer possibilities for engineers.
A global study by UNESCO, Engineering: Issues, challenges and opportunities for development, underscores the shortage of engineers. Denmark predicts it will lack approximately 14,000 engineers by 2020.
Areas of Job Promise
The emerging R&D field of cleantech offers a particularly ripe job prospect for Denmark’s engineers. Denmark is a global leader in the industry with more than 1,100 companies, 60,000 employees and more than 12 billion EUR in export value. It strives to be completely free of dependency on fossil fuels by 2050. This is one of the fastest-growing industry clusters in Denmark, with exports expected to quadruple over the next five years. This is good news for growing job prospects for mechanical, industrial, oil and gas, electrical and environmental engineers in Denmark. Also, Denmark’s vast shipping and maritime industries offer engineering opportunities.
Organizations and Trade Associations
Ingeniørforeningen i Denmark - IDA
http://www.ida.dk/ (Danish, English)
IDA, the Danish Society of Engineers, represents the professional and work-related interests of Danish engineers. The society is an excellent source of information on engineering jobs in Denmark. IDA protects the professional interests of its members in connection with education, training, employment and working conditions, research and equal rights. IDA exerts significant influence on Danish technological, industrial and labor market policies. IDA has approximately 58,000 members. Members have access to a range of services, such as salary statistics, career planning, training, and discounts on a range of products and services.
Ingeniørforeningen i Denmark
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 København V
Tel: +45 33184848
Fax: +45 33184899
Maskinmestrenes Forening – MMF
Danish Engineers’ Association
MMF, the Danish Engineers’ Association, has more than 10,000 members to whom it provides a monthly magazine, information on salary scales and legal help. The association’s website also lists job vacancies. Members have access to seminars, public events, courses, conferences and membership meetings.
Sankt Annæ Plads 16
DK-1021 København K
Tel: +45 33364920
Fax: +4533 36 49 49
http://www.tekniq.dk (Danish) Electra is published monthly by Tekniq, the trade organization for companies in the electricity and plumbing industry. A fee is required for an annual subscription. The goal of the publication is to inform electrical engineers, consulting engineers, agents and importers on subjects such as the labor market, economics and technical problems.
Paul Bergsoes Vej 6
Tel: +45 43436000
Fax: +45 43432103
8260 Viby J
Tel: 87 41 77 77
Fax: 87 41 77 97
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