Read here: How we operate in the coronavirus context and guidelines for job seekers

Read here: How we operate in the coronavirus context and guidelines for job seekers

FAQ

HOW TO APPLY

HOW CAN I APPLY?

You can check our open positions and once identifying suitable opportunities you can apply here or contact one of our recruiters.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT IN MY APPLICATION?

Your application should include your CV (if you’re applying from Poland with the GDPR data processing agreement at the bottom). Some positions may require additional training and certifications such as welding certification, scaffolding certification, hygiene passport, forklift certification, and others. All required extra documents are listed in the job offer.

CAN I APPLY WITHOUT ANY EXPERIENCE?

For the majority of our positions, you need to have previous working experience. However, for entry-level jobs, this is not mandatory. We value your motivation and “can do” attitude.

CAN I APPLY WITHOUT KNOWING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?

Most of our positions require English language skills on a communicative level. For some roles you can apply with knowledge of Russian or Polish. Language requirements are always specified in the job offer.

I AM NOT AN EU CITIZEN, CAN I APPLY?

Candidates from non-EU countries need to apply for a residence and work permit. This process  takes up to six months and is always granted by authorities on an individual basis. Due to the lengthy procedure and companies’ changing needs, we are not able to guarantee a working place for you.

In certain cases the time for residence permit formalities is taken into consideration, so that your starting date is adjusted according to your permit processing time. This information will be specified in the job offer.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

WHAT DOES THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

The recruitment process starts when you send us your CV. After reviewing it, the recruiter is contacting you to have a discussion, get to know your desires and needs, and schedule an interview. In the next step of the selection process, you will get feedback and will be advised for further actions, depending on the position.

I JUST HAD THE INTERVIEW. WHEN CAN I GET FEEDBACK FOR MY APPLICATION?

Our recruiters will give you feedback within 2 weeks from the interview. You will be notified about the hiring decision as soon as it is approved by the company you applied to/ user company.

DO I PAY YOU SOME FEE?

No, we are providing you our services free of charge.

RELOCATION PROCESS

I AM COMING TO ONE OF THE NORDIC COUNTRIES. IS THERE SOMEBODY WHO IS HELPING ME WITH FORMALITIES AFTER MY ARRIVAL?

Our Barona colleagues from the destination country will help you settle down, guiding you through procedures and formalities you need to follow upon your arrival. We offer free assistance and advisory for services such as registering your residence, receiving a personal identity code, applying for a tax card, accessing social security and healthcare coverage, and other relocation services.

WHAT KIND OF DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO HAVE FOR WORKING IN THE NORDICS?

If you are coming from the EU zone, you don’t need residence or work permit for working in the Nordics.  Although there is a set of administrative procedures you have to follow as an employee:

  • You need a personal identity code and a municipality of residence. Both are issued by Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
  • You need to order a tax card from the Tax Administration Office.
  • You need to register your right of residence at the Immigration Services if you stay in the country for more than three months.

ARE YOU PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION?

Yes, we can arrange accommodation, if you need it. We offer fully furnished rooms and apartments with all services included except internet. The Barona recruiter will inform you of the terms and conditions.

CAN I GET A TRAVEL REFUND?

You can apply for a tax deduction for travel and commuting expenses related to your work. The travel expenses amount will reduce your yearly income, lowering your tax rate (withheld tax percentage). Note the refund will not come directly to yourself and you will not get the entire sum of your commute spendings, but a partial accepted amount. You can find more information here.

WHAT WOULD BE MY SALARY AFTER TAX REDUCTION?

Finland has a progressive taxation system, meaning that the tax rate depends on your yearly income. In other words, the more you earn, the higher tax you pay and vice versa. A withholding tax percentage is calculated separately for each person working in Finland. In addition to this, roughly 9% of the gross salary of each employee in Finland is withheld as compulsory social security contributions (unemployment, pension, social and healthcare contributions).

For an estimation of your tax rate and net salary, please get in touch with one of our recruiters.