Trainee in agriculture

Explore Norway from the inside! If you are studying agriculture or a similar field you can have your practice in Norway and learn about Norwegian culture and customs at the same time.

We require all participants to apply through one of our partner organizations. For more information about application procedures, please send an e-mail to:

What is a Norway Trainee?

Trainees must be between 18 and 30 years old and must be enrolled as university level agricultural/horticultural students of a relevant field. You should have a strong motivation to learn about agricultural/horticultural production. A trainee must be enrolled in one of the universities that Atlantis Utveksling cooperates with.

As a trainee you will live with a host family who owns a particular agricultural or horticultural business and take part in the daily work there. The host will provide you with cultural, theoretical and practical training during your stay to teach you more about the work that you are engaged in. It is essential that you are motivated for all components of the program and not only working as much as possible. Participants from EU countries may apply for placements for 2 – 12 months, whereas participants from countries outside the EU can stay a maximum of 6 months.

The Educational Component

The trainee program is aimed to give you a complete picture of how a Norwegian agriculture/horticulture business is run, both in theory and practice. You will receive a training plan with more specific details about what you will learn prior to your arrival in Norway. The specific content of the training program will depend on the host’s/company’s production.

The Cultural Component

Through living in Norway and interacting with Norwegians you will learn more about Norwegian customs and way of life. You may be offered excursions and trips throughout Norway as part of your educational program and are also encouraged to take the initiative to arrange trips and cultural activities in your spare time. Atlantis Utveksling holds regular social meetings for all trainees in Norway, giving you the opportunity to visit Oslo and meet other international trainees.