Work school

The Hafnarfjörður Work School offers fun and educating jobs for teenagers in the town.

The office is located at the youth house, Hamarinn, at Suðurgata 14.

Tel.: 565-1899 | E-mail: vinnuskoli@hafnarfjordur.is | The Work School on Facebook

Apply for a job at the Work School

The Hafnarfjörður Work School offers fun and informative jobs for teenagers in the town.

All teenagers on the 14th year and reside in Hafnarfjörður are offered a job, every summer until the age of 17. The role of the Work School is to provide employees with constructive summer jobs, along with education in a safe work environment. The focus is on providing employees with a fun and pleasant insight into work activities, along with preparing employees for what is to come in the general labour market. The Work School emphasises the work environment being encouraging and rewarding, as well as its employees, residents and guests of Hafnarfjörður being shown politeness and respect.

The offices of the Hafnarfjörður Work School are located at the youth house, Hamarinn, at Suðurgata 14, with opening hours on all weekdays from 08:00–16:00. You can also reach employees of the office by phone in 565-1899 and at the e-mail address vinnuskoli@hafnarfjordur.is .

Work period

The work period of teenagers depends on age. Teenagers born from 2004-2006 all start working on June 10th, 2020.

  • Teenagers 14 years old work 81 hours through the summer.
  • Teenagers 15 years old work 105 hours through the summer.
  • Teenagers 16 years old work 135 hours through the summer.
  • Teenagers 17 years old work 220 hours through the summer.

Daily working hours

The daily working hours of teenagers depends on age.

Working hours for teenagers 14 years old correspond to 12 hours per week or 3 hours per day, Monday -Thursday. Every other week, work hours are before noon (at 9-12) and after noon the other week (at 13-16).

The working hours of teenagers 15 and 16 years old are also from Monday - Thursday. Every other week, work hours are before noon (at 9-12) and after noon the other week (at 13-16). Some days teenagers work all day, to complete their hours.

Main tasks

  • Cleaning of streets and neighbourhoods
  • Planting of summer flowers
  • Cleaning of flowerbeds
  • Mowing and raking
  • Turfing

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