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FAQ

In this section, you will find answers to your general question. When you apply someone will contact you and you will have the opportunity to talk one on one.

Frequently asked questions

General

What kind of projects roles do you offer?


You will normally get a job in the area of product development. So depending your background you will be working on different types of job. From gathering requirements, implementations, unit testing, design, documentation, testing, verification, validation, etc.




Can I come to Sweden with my family?


Yes, of course! You can come with your partner, wife, or husband and with your kids.




Do I need a visa to work in Sweden?


Yes, you need a working permit, we work with companies that they or us help you to make the appropriate visa application. So do not worry we help you with that!




How hard is it to get hired by a Swedish Company?


If you go by yourself, it can be hard. If you let us help you it is simple. If you fulfill the requirements of having an engineering bachelor’s degree, at least 3 years of work experience in product development and you speak a good level of English, then it is possible with us! We help you with advice in how to sell yourself with the Swedish companies so you can get hired.









Iknal Semikan

What does Iknal Semikan do?


We are an engineering talent fund. We help talented product development engineers to prepare them through online courses so they can know and understand the swedish culture and language so they can find a great job in Sweden. We prepare you through trainings and online courses to understand the Swedish culture, our courses cover different topics just like, Swedish traditions, Swedish politics, Swedish geography, Swedish language, etc. These courses help you understand the culture and makes it easier for you to migrate, It also gives the companies piece of mind that you already know what to expect when you work for them.




What does Iknal Semikan mean?


Iknal comes from "Maya" which was the Maya's original language. It means: "in company with someone, or together with someone"

Semikan comes from "Nahuatl" which was the Aztecs original language. It means: "during all life".

Together Iknal Semikan means "Together for life". We want to become that company that you will be together with you, always.




Does Iknal Semikan service has a cost?


Yes, for registrating to the courses we have a fee of 1,000 SEK.





Requirements

What do I need to do to apply?


You can apply in the following link: www.iknalsemikan.com/application




Do I need to speak Swedish?


It is not necessary for you to speak Swedish, but we strongly suggest you start studying the language so you can have a better social integration. But at work it will be good enough by just speaking english.




Do I need to speak English?


Yes, speaking english is mandatory to be able to get a job in Sweden. Without it you wouln´t be able to communicate with co-workers and customers.




How many years of experience do I need to have in order to apply?


The recommended amount of experience is at least 3 years. As more experience you have you have more opportunities to get a better position and a better salary.




What is the recommended age to apply ?


You can be between 18 and 65 years old.




What kind of studies do I need in order to apply?


At least you require a bachelor’s degree in one of the following engineering:

1.- Embedded Systems.

2.- Computer Science.

3.- Electronics

4.- Mechatronics

5.- Bio medics

6.- Mechanics

7.- Automation

8.- Aerospace

9.- Automotive

If you have a master’s in science is a great plus!





Hiring

What kind of jobs do you offer?


We work with several product development consultancy companies in the areas of software, mechanics, mechatronics, embedded systems, automotive software and software for medical devices.




How long does it take to get a job?


The normal time will take 4 months, but it can be as short as 2 months or as long as 8 months.




What salary should I expect?


The salary range goes from kr 35,000 SEK ($3,500 USD) to kr 100,000 SEK ($10,000 USD) per month.





Expenses

What expenses do I need to consider to move to Sweden?


You need to consider the flights from your land country to Sweden, normally companies do not pay for the flight, but you can negotiate this directly with the company that hires you. You need to consider the You need to consider work permit expenses. You need to consider housing expenses.




What is the cost of housing in Sweden?


The cost of renting a simple room can go from 3,000 SEK to 6,000 SEK.

The cost of renting an apartment can go from 5,000 SEK to 15,000 SEK.

The cost to renting a house goes from 8,000 SEK to 25,000 SEK.




What is the cost of a work permit?


The cost of a visa is around 2,000 SEK for the applicant and 1,500 SEK for your partner, wife/husband, and 750 SEK for a child.





Climate

How cold is Sweden?


Sweden is a big country so there are different temperatures all around the country. But you can expect temperatures in winter to be an average between -5C to +3C, but can go down to -20C.