Enrollment in the School of Work

Parents enroll their teenagers in the School of Work using a special enrollment form. An electronic ID or IceKey is required. All enrolled students from grades 8, 9, and 10 will be given a job.

Enrollment Documentation

  • Electronic ID
    Sign in with an electronic ID. If you do not have an electronic ID, you can contact the office of the School of Work.
  • Account number
    It is important to have an account in your teenager's name, as you cannot complete the enrollment without it. Note that it closed future accounts should not be used for receiving payouts.
  • Email Addresses
    It is a good idea to provide the email address that's most used to communicate during the summer. You should preferably check which email address your teenager uses the most, because we will be sending out questionnaires in the latter part of the summer.

Note the Following during Enrollment

  • You need to provide the appropriate account number for the teenager to ensure that payouts are received in a timely manner.
  • Email addresses of both student and parent/guardian. It is good to note that the school email addresses of students in grade 10 will close at the end of the school year, so these email addresses cannot be used.
  • Parents can note support needs, special considerations, and other needs if necessary
  • At the end of the enrollment process, you'll see a summary page, but you will need to press the SUBMIT button (“SENDA”) at the bottom to complete the enrollment.

We would like to draw your attention to the following points which many ask about

  • Students will work with other students from the same school, but it is not possible to make sure that friends are in the same group.
  • It is possible to get a leave during the student's employment working period, but you cannot make up the lost time.
  • It is not possible to only work before or after lunchtime (applies to students from the grade 8).
  • Jobs outside of the regular work school groups are the responsibility of the respective workplace, but if there are any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Special Needs & Requests

As part of the enrollment process, we ask for information about students’ special needs, health status (especially if this may affect a student's ability to work), and finally other feedback can be added.

Jobs Outside of Regular Group Work

The School of Work primarily offers traditional maintenance jobs, but there are some exceptions. The School partners with Reykjavik sports and youth clubs, which accept students from grades 9 and 10 who they know well. These students assist during scheduled play activities or in the maintenance of sports facilities. Various Reykjavík City workplaces accept students from the grade 10, mostly preschools and after-school centers, and community centers also accept several groups for specific jobs as well as maintenance.

  • All students must be enrolled in the School of Work regardless of where they go to work since it is the School of Work that pays wages.
  • The School of Work does not make decisions about which adolescents are assigned to the sports teams, you should contact them about the possibilities for employment there.
  • However, the School of Work does bring students from grade 10 into Reykjavik workplaces when possible. It is worth pointing out that we cannot guaranteed that everyone who requests such jobs will get them as the number of the jobs is limited.
  • Parents should contact the respective workplace for job-related inquiries, but of course you can contact the School of Work when questions arise.

After Enrollment

  • You will receive an email with your enrollment details after completing the form.
  • Information about group placements is shown in the enrollment system after placements are assigned by the end of May. A notification will be sent by email.
  • Everyone who is enrolled will get a job.
  • We'd like to remind parents that they can keep track of their adolescent's attendance by logging back into our registration system and clicking on the relevant name.

Any other questions?

Send inquiries to vinnuskoli@reykjavik.is

If you experience any problems with the enrollment, feel free to contact the School of Work or the Reykjavik City Service Center at 411 1111.