Job shadowing in Esbjerg – the city of energy welcomes you
Esbjerg; energy, the Wadden Sea and schools to visit for job shadowing.
Esbjerg Kommune (municipality) - https://www.esbjergkommune.dk/welcome-to-esbjerg.aspx - is Denmark’s fifth-largest municipality and known as Denmark’s EnergyMetropolis due to the oil and windmill industry. You will find Esbjerg with its 115.000 inhabitants on the west coast of Denmark. We are just next to spectacular nature and cultural heritage; The Wadden Sea National park, Fanø (island) and Ribe (Denmark’s oldest town).
Esbjerg Kommune has 9 schools (municipal primary and lower secondary schools) - http://folkeskoler.esbjergkommune.dk/ - ; each of them includes 3- 5 department schools.
• Auraskolen / 3 department schools
• Bohrskolen / 4 department schools
• Cosmosskolen / 3 department schools
• Fortunaskolen / 5 department schools
• Signaturskolen / 3 department schools
• Vadehavsskolen – 4 department schools
• Urbanskolen – 4 department schools
• Darum Børneby – primary school
• Ungdomsskolen/10. klasses center – 2 department schools
We teach preschool classes (age 5) till secondary school (age 16). Please find more details about our school system via this link:
Esbjerg Kommune has applied for an Erasmus KA1 project in 2019. The theme is “smart kids smart city” and the activities focus on innovation and sustainability. Several teachers have joined the eTwinning community and one of the Danish eTwinning ambassadors is based in Esbjerg. We are very interested in international relations and contacts. Thus, we want to invite teachers, pedagogues and students teachers from all over the world to visit schools in Esbjerg Kommune (municipality).
Our aim is to place Esbjerg on the world map and to create an attractive international environment. We also want to make everybody internationally updated – and you can help us with that. Esbjerg Kommune wants all children and students to become internationally focused with a view to the world and an understanding of other cultures.
You are welcome in Esbjerg. We will help you with a suitable school for your job shadowing. We can accommodate – max 4 teachers for 1 week (5 school days). By the end of your stay we will issue a “certificate of attendance” for you.
We expect that you speak either English or German, that you make your own travel arrangements (we will provide you with a list of facts; airports, hotels, currency etc.) and that you – during your stay – make a presentation about your school, culture, country to our pupils.
Contact person is Mr Jacob Elholm. Please inform about following:
• When do you intend to come to Esbjerg?
• How many people will be coming?
• What themes / subjects are you interested in – and what age group?
App. 2 weeks before your arrival your contact-school will provide you with a schedule/program.
Mr Jacob Elholm
M: +45 40207886