AgriVenture Farm Work in Sweden

6 Months Working on a Farm in Sweden

Half a year in rural Sweden is one of many programmes arranged each year by AgriVenture, an organisation that offers those aged 18 to 30 the chance to travel and work on a farm, in agriculture, horticulture or home management in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Japan.

Participants can get under the skin of the country by joining the workforce and learn new skills. Rather than simply visiting as a tourist this is a chance to be welcomed into the Swedish lifestyle.



Farm work placements in Sweden are usually to family worked farms where other activities, such as forestry or contracting, and even tourism, are combined with the core industry. Management of the landscape, biodiversity and cultural heritage values are also often integrated with the agricultural production and organic farming is common.

AgriVenture is run by the International Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA), a non governmental, non profit membership organisation that has hosted over 30,000 people on farm work placements since 1965.

There is a substantial fee to take part but benefits include a guaranteed placement, including visa, flights, insurance, 24 hour emergency support, and a trainee allowance from which your board, lodging and taxes will be deducted.

The departure date for the six month programme is November 1, with applications due by August 31.

For more information visit http://www.agriventure.com/programmes/destination-countries-index/sweden.

Image courtesy Berit Watkin

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21 comments to 6 Months Working on a Farm in Sweden

  • Marta  says:

    So, basically you have to pay in order to work as a simple FIELD WORKER in Sweden? I haven’t heard a bigger bull*hit. Since when TWT became a slave market?

    • Shane  says:

      If you are not interested you do not have to do it. No need to be such a dick about it though is there?
      Shane recently posted…JobSpy: South Indian Speciality Cook (Sous Chef) in ZurichMy Profile

      • Stacey  says:

        I’m not interested either, but it’s good to know that it’s there if I ever change my mind and decide to look into it. Thank you for posting! 🙂
        Stacey recently posted…Booze cruising in Nah Trang, Vietnam!My Profile

        • Shane  says:

          You’re welcome, Stacey. One of the good things about this programme is that it is open to Americans and a few other non EU nationalities.

  • Merry Christmas: Enjoy These Repeats 2014  says:

    […] Shorter posts suggested two big websites for landing a summer job in tourism, delivering rental cars and campervans around New Zealand, ideas for finding fruit picking jobs in Australia and earning a bed, food and sometimes free wine by helping to create an English speaking environment in Germany and Turkey. Though not everyone liked our suggestion for working on a farm in Sweden. […]

  • Om prakash  says:

    Iam a graduate from south india, and looking for agriculture jobs/fruit picking jobs.

  • jithin jacob  says:

    hello sir, im interested to work in this field,basically i know more about farming
    please call me on [removed by editor]

  • Randy mortley  says:

    Hi I’m from Canada living I n Sweden looking for work needs
    Some help money pay my rents and here because I’m play hockey in Stockholm and it expensive to pay rents I don’t have much left info really want to stay in Sweden kept on play hockey kept going money is my problem help!! Thanks !!

  • Ivan  says:

    My name is Ivan and I am male from Serbia.Looking for seasonal work in Sweden with the fields:fish processing,farm work,agricultural work,car wash service.
    Thanks indeed,
    With the best regards,
    Ivan

    • Matthew  says:

      Hey Ivan….I am looking too with my girlfriend for seasonal work in sweden. 🙂
      Wanna get in touch exchenge experiences? thx

      • Dzokica  says:

        Ok Matthew. You can contact me on dmicev@yahoo.com.

  • UDEME WILLIAMS UDO  says:

    hello sir, am from sub sahara i would like to work in the farm,though fresh, young,and energetic,highly motivational am also,a graduate in a medical profession(Human ANATOMY).farming
    is our family business,its runs in my vein cos am a true african by nature
    so farming to me means GOOD HEALTH.

  • taher  says:

    My name is taher and I am male from morocco.Looking for seasonal work in Sweden in work picking fruit …………

  • Khalid Barii  says:

    Hi dear
    I m khalid i m from morocco i will ask about visa work to sweden in farm any help pleas
    I have study 2 years agriculture any help pleas

  • AMRITPAL singh  says:

    Sir I am good driver in tractor as well as 3years experience. Plaese any job

  • Taban Yasin  says:

    Am Taban Yasin from Uganda,am really interested in getting a job in Sweden as a berry picker,field worker or farm manager..but am really not seeing a proper links to take part in this program..+256705814034 WhatsApp!

  • Aminu Jibril Dabu  says:

    I AM A VET TECHNICIAN .AM LOOKING FOR A FURTHER IN ANIMAL FARM IN SWEDEN-ANY HELP?CALL+45-91461703 OR WHATS APP.

  • Aminu Jibril Dabu  says:

    Looking for 6 months practice in animal farm(beef or dairy production,poultry,sheep or piggery).

  • Sadman Sakib Tanim  says:

    i am from bangladesh can i join this programme?

  • garance  says:

    A programe like this, or a gap year can be indeed life changing. A friend of mine posted about her gap year in Sweden, and how it helped he reconnect with nature
    http://www.thenewbieguide.se/how-a-gap-year-in-sweden-helped-me/

  • Pargat  says:

    Hello sir,
    Myself Pargat and I’m from Chandigarh India. Sir I’m doing farming here in Punjab and now I want some experience worldwide agriculture, so kindly help me to come sweden for farming work.
    Warm regards

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