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Moving to Eskilstuna

Info and advice for newcomers

Kellyb
post 5.May.2006, 12:19 PM
Post #1
Joined: 4.May.2006

Hi,
I'm so glad i found this site! I have just been offered a job in Eskilstuna and will probably be moving in July. I just wondered if anyone could give me an idea of how much it would cost to rent a small flat, do most places come furnished or is it best to ship my own furniture over? I am also interested in buying a cheap car...any ideas of costs or anything else i should know about road taxes or regulations etc?

Thanks
Kelly

P.S If anyone else is moving to Eskilstuna it would be great to hear from you!
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Alfredo
post 5.May.2006, 12:30 PM
Post #2
Joined: 1.Dec.2005

Greetings Kellyb, and congratulations on the job !

Eskilstuna seems to be the talk of the town at the mo, so you'll be in good company.

Flats are the same up and down the country of Sweden, wherever you go, you will get the same kind of flat. Generally flats come unfurnished, and are measured in metres squared.

You will see things like 2 r.o.k, (2 rum och kök) which means it will have a bedroom and a living room (that's your 2 rooms), as well as a kitchen and bathroom.

I'm guessing this would set you back about 4000-6000 kronor per month, depending on how new and 'fräsch' (favourite Swedish word to use when talking about flats) it is.

Blocket.se is supposed to be good for classified ads.

Road taxes and regulations is a whole new chapter.
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Tanko-irl
post 15.May.2006, 12:39 PM
Post #3
Joined: 14.May.2006

Hello to everyone!
This is my first post but I stumbled across this sight a month or two ago and I must say it has been an absolute God send. Great credit must go to the people that run and contribute to the sight!

Like Kellyb I too have been offered a Job in Eskilstuna and would appreciate any help/advise on second hand cars available in Sweden. Can anyone give a good web address for looking at the car market through the net?

Hi Kellyb - sorry to have kidnapped your thread! It gave me a great sense of relief knowing that I will not be the only one making a break for Sweden in July/August time... You as nervous as I am??

Many thanks
Tanko
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Swindu
post 15.May.2006, 01:09 PM
Post #4
Location: Södermanland
Joined: 28.Apr.2006

very cool. where are you all moving from? eskilstuna seems to be a pretty big city, i live in a city called nykoping and i recently found out that most childrens hospital care that is pretty serious is handled in eskilstuna from here...so thats to me indicates a better facility to handle such case. hmmm what else can i help with...the obvious: eskilstuna.se and there are sections in english.

good luck!

and im curious what jobs are being recruited into sweden from out? smile.gif
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Loveladette
post 15.May.2006, 03:37 PM
Post #5
Joined: 9.May.2006

I am originally from Eskilstuna! I "emigrated" 5 years ago and married and English man, but i go home and visit for Christmas and Easter and of course for the lovely Swedish summers. Eskilstuna is an ok town, circus 90,000 inhabitants. If you get bored of Eskilstuna, Stockholm is only 1 hour away and other pretty villages, like Mariefred and Strangnas. To rent an apartment is pretty cheap. The nicest area is Sodermalm or Ostermalm, but there are other places too, like Nyfors, that are pretty cool. The nightlife is much better now than it used to be 5 years ago, now they got some cool restaurants (Nybron, Grappa, sushi places etc etc) and some cool nightclubs.

Where will you guys be working?
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Josephb73
post 26.May.2006, 03:08 PM
Post #6
Joined: 20.Apr.2006

Hi. My wife (who is swedish) our 1yr old baby girl and myself (Scottish) moved to Eskilstuna at the end of April from Glasgow.
Sara (my wife) had an interview arranged before we got here and i appear to be trapped in limbo awaiting my security number.(It seems you cannot take the basic swedish course until you have this number). So i'm now a home husband looking for work where i don't have to speak swedish (yet).
So far i'm just hitting a wall so if anyone has any ideas please let me know.
Many thanks. smile.gif
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Kevlarsoul
post 28.May.2009, 02:42 AM
Post #7
Joined: 28.May.2009

Hej!!

Ok, so i've been reading the posts here for the last week - i'm so glad that I stumbled upon this site.

All the negatives aside, me and my partner are considering moving to Sweden sometime in November this year.

He is from Sweden & has been living in the UK for the last 9 years. We both would like to make a fresh start and move back to his hometown. We will be able to stay with his family until we both find our feet & we have a reasonable amount of money stashed away to help us.

I am 43 this year, I currently have work experience in Admin, Payroll, Concrete & Mortar technology, I have been a Health care assistant, Bar-tender, I'm pretty good with a PC and have excellent IT skills - though no qualifications to prove it. I can drive a bus & coach and I have worked in a Spanish restaurante as a cook.

I am learning Swedish at the moment via Rosetta Stone - but still at a basic level.

I am willing to work damn hard to make this work - but terrified at the prospect also.

Are any of my skill sets in demand in Sweden particularly around Eskilstuna - Västerås & Stockholm.

Stockholm would be the last choice as it would require a one hour train journey each day. OK if I have to but preferably not.

I have been told that as I am a UK citizen I would not be eligable for the Sfi course. Is this true.

I have been considering doing a TEFL course prior to moving to Sweden. Would this be of any benefit in a country that speaks blooming good english (better than some English peeps).

Thanks in advance for any help that comes this way.

Regards

[admimmerge][/admimmerge]
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Aneud
post 10.Jun.2009, 12:29 AM
Post #8
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 27.Nov.2005

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Hej!!

Ok, so i've been reading the posts here for the last week - i'm so glad that I stumbled upon this site.


Bet you're not that thrilled now after no one answered wink.gif

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All the negatives aside, me and my partner are considering moving to Sweden sometime in November this year.


Welcome on board!

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I am 43 this year, I currently have work experience in Admin, Payroll, Concrete & Mortar technology, I have been a Health care assistant, Bar-tender, I'm pretty good with a PC and have excellent IT skills - though no qualifications to prove it. I can drive a bus & coach and I have worked in a Spanish restaurante as a cook.


Wow that's an eclectic mix of skills! I would presume the Admin and Payroll as well as the Health care assistant qualifications would be hard to benefit from, especially in this economy. Your best bet ought to be the PC skills -depending on what they are and keeping in mind this is a small town- and the bar-tendring and cooking abilities you have. - My advice would be to find the website of Eskilstuna and figure out if there are any English/Irish pubs around. When you find their addresses it wouldn't hurt to send them a CV and ask if they're regularly looking for staff.

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I have been told that as I am a UK citizen I would not be eligable for the Sfi course. Is this true.


I doubt it, to my knowledge, anyone with a legal permanent residence in Sweden is allowed to attend SFI.

Good luck with everything!
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Puffin
post 10.Jun.2009, 06:13 AM
Post #9
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 5.Apr.2006

I don't know about the specifics of living in Eskilstuna - however as a UK citizen you are definitely entitled to attend SFI - you can apply as soon as you have registered with the tax office and got a personal number
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007
post 10.Jun.2009, 06:54 AM
Post #10
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 2.Apr.2006

QUOTE (Kevlarsoul @ 28.May.2009, 03:42 AM) *
I can drive a bus & coach [...] . Are any of my skill sets in demand in Sweden particularly around Eskilstuna - Västerås & Stockholm.


i'd guess that your bus/coach license will be your greatest asset and best bet for a job. i don't know if any of those areas are in more or less of a need, but all of them have buses in their public transport net.

double check that there's no weird requirement to convert your license and start fishing around for a need within the public transportation organizations of those areas. i know that stockholm is always desperate to find drivers during the summer.
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Mo
post 10.Jun.2009, 09:36 AM
Post #11
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

The Västerås area is holding up pretty well economically & has a handy Ryanair service too.

I would work on your Swedish as much as possible.
Talk things through, get some relationship advice or read this book :-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moveable-Marriage-...g/dp/0968676022

It will be harder than you can imagine although Sweden is a very beautiful place & offers a very materially privileged lifestyle. (assuming you can find a job).

good luck
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Nomark
post 10.Jun.2009, 06:02 PM
Post #12
Joined: 25.Sep.2006

QUOTE (Josephb73 @ 26.May.2006, 04:08 PM) *
Hi. My wife (who is swedish) our 1yr old baby girl and myself (Scottish) moved to Eskilstuna at the end of April from Glasgow. Sara (my wife) had an interview arranged before ... (show full quote)


Hi Joseph.
I can't help with any Eskilstuna job ideas but I'm based in Eskilstuna these days a lot so if you want to meet up for a drink and a chat drop me a line using the local message service.
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Mzungu
post 11.Jun.2009, 07:12 AM
Post #13
Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

Nomark, not certain if you noted the date of Joseph's posting?

*hasn't posted since*
:Problem when ancient threads are pulled:
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Kevlarsoul
post 22.Jun.2009, 08:25 PM
Post #14
Joined: 28.May.2009

wow thanks for your advice guys
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Kim Jacobsson
post 24.Jun.2009, 03:50 AM
Post #15
Joined: 24.Jun.2009

QUOTE (Kellyb @ 5.May.2006, 11:19 AM) *
Hi,I'm so glad i found this site! I have just been offered a job in Eskilstuna and will probably be moving in July. I just wondered if anyone could give me an idea of ... (show full quote)


Hello Kelly,
Welcome to E-tuna!!! I have been living and working there for 1 1/2 years now and it's not a bad place. As far as accommodation goes, it is very hard or non existant. I suggest to get your new boss to help you because that is what I did. You could also contact "Eskilstunahem" and ask them. I live in Nyfors which is about a 2 minute walk to the town center, buses and trains. I pay just under 5000kr a month for a 2 room 68 square meter apartment if that is any guide to you. As far as cars go you can count on about 2000kr for rego tax and about 5000kr for insurance per year. These are ball park figures depending on what sort of car you buy. You need also a drivers licence from an EU country and you can drive here for 12 months on that licence. After that you can swap it for a swedish licence for a small fee.
Hope that is of some help to you and enjoy your stay!
Ha det så bra
Kim
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