On truckforarutbildning.nu you will find information on what is needed and what you will have to do to take a forklift license in Sweden.
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You dont need any certain pre-education like normal school grades to go through a forklift education. If you can read, understand and handle the forklift as required you have all the fulfilments that is needed. The only thing required is that you are at least 18 years of age. You dont need to have a car driving license or any other license.
Let your company pay the education
If you are working at a company that uses forklifts on a daily basis, most certain you are able to get a free education through your company. If they feel the need for you to have and perform tasks including a forklift they need to educate you.
Pay for your own education
If you are looking for work as a forklift driver, your chances will increase that you will get such a job if you have the proper forklift education before you search the job.
About the education
The education is normally three days long, where theory and practical driving of the forklift is included. The forklift license you get after you have past the education exams is generally accepted throughout the whole EU.
A forklift driver in Sweden without any experience and with an age of 18 year have approximately 17 500 swedish crowns in salary. That is in todays (when written) exchange 1996 USD or 1288 pounds.
If you are 24 years of age you will approximately have 20 000 swedish crowns. That is in todays (when written) exchange 2281 USD or 1472 pounds.
This is approximately salaries in Sweden. If you are able to work in Norway the salary will increase further.
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