Falköping

In Falköping, we highlight values that are unique for our environment. We are proud of our megalith culture, good communications, the fantastic landscape and our food culture. We are members of Cittaslow, an international network of small towns. We care for our local raw materials and products of high quality, and work towards sustainable development in balance and harmony. Falköping municipality’s vision is “The good life”.

Presentation

Housing

Being happy in your home is important for quality of life. Are you about to move to Falköping, or are you looking for a new home? Is there a need to adapt the housing, or are you thinking about some type of special housing? The tab building, living & environment on Falköping municipality’s website has summary information for persons looking for housing.

The largest manager and administrator of rented flats in Falköping is the municipal housing company Falköpings Hyresbostäder AB, where you can join the housing queue and find more information about the properties.

Other large administrators of rented flats are Din Bostad i Falköping AB and Senäte Fastigheter AB.

Language groups in the locality

Falköping has first language tuition in Arabic, Kurdish, Bosnian/Serbo-Croat, Polish, Finnish, Dutch, Somali, Albanian and Romani currently. This may vary from term to term, depending on applications and number of pupils.

The teachers teaching the first language are often from the same cultural area as the children. First language teachers must also have good knowledge of Swedish, and about Swedish society.

Associations and organisations

There are a wide range of associations, around 450 in number, in Falköping. Many are listed on the municipality’s association register with contact information and names of persons.

There are a number of religious organisations, among them Church of Sweden in Falköping, working with meeting places in everyday life, children and young persons and social work.

Pingstkyrkans Secondhand is another example of a meeting place to look for good value finds and drink coffee.

There are many other religious and cultural associations.

 

Experience and do

Falköping offers a broad cultural scene, with lots to do during leisure time. This ranges from swimming, sport, art, theatre, library and meeting places to museums, associations and open air leisure areas: Uppleva & göra

There are many meeting places in the municipality. There are youth centres in Falköping as well as in Stenstorp, Floby, Kinnarp and Gudhem. If you are interested in music, there are the music houses 8:an and Dixie.

If you are interested in sport, there are several sports halls and gymnastics halls as well as training premises for table tennis, wrestling, athletics, shooting and weight-lifting. Lots of activities are on offer at Mösseberg open air leisure area: a bathing lake, running and skiing tracks, a viewing tower, walking paths, animal park, slalom slope, frisbee golf course, exercise centre, camping and a cottage village.

Welcome to search more among activities around Falköping municipality! There is something here for all ages and interests.

What is available in the immediate area

Gågata i Falköping

Falköping municipality is planning to open a citizens’ office in the municipality’s library in St Sigfridsgatan. This will be an open meeting place. Here you will be able to find answers to general questions, give your views, contact other public authorities and associations and apply for simple permits, among other things. Information is available in various languages. The municipality arranges various lectures, exhibitions and cultural meetings in close collaboration with associations.

Falköping town centre has both old buildings and a number of shops. Hypermarkets are located on the outskirts. There is, of course, employment service, social insurance office, tax office and social services office.

Childcare

In Falköping we strive constantly to achieve high quality in schools, nursery schools and after-school clubs. All children and pupils are entitled to the support they need. It is our ambition to use modern educational methods supported by new technology.

Under the tab Education, nursery schools and after-school clubs you can find information about all educational activities in Falköping for children, young persons and adults. Falköping has 30 nursery schools, 16 of them in the population centre and 14 in the countryside. Of these, 10 are independent, of which 6 in the population centre and 4 in the countryside.

 

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Falköping municipality has 18 comprehensive schools with various specialisations, 6 in the population centres and 12 in the countryside. Our upper secondary school, Ållebergsgymnasiet, has received many awards, for example as a volleyball school, elite football school, for choir singing, school magazine, vehicle lacquering, goldsmithing and pupils within Youth Enterprise. We are also proud of our municipal music school.

Here you can also find information about what to do during school holidays and leisure time, support for various special needs and how we work to develop the operation. For young persons aged from year 6 through upper secondary school, there is a youth house with meeting places.

Education opportunities

The municipality’s learning centre – which aims at jobs – there is a large range to give you new opportunities and show you new paths to go. Here you can find information about universities and colleges, specially designed education programmes, occupational further education, adult education, adult occupational training and special education for adults. At the learning centre, we also offer full-time studies in Swedish for Immigrants (sfi), in a pleasant working environment. You can apply direct on the Internet!

Health and medical care

The main rule is that when you need health and medical care, you should contact your medical centre in the first instance. In some cases, the municipality is responsible for health and medical care. More information about healthcare.

Falköping has several medical centres and access to hospital, ante-natal clinics, child healthcare clinics, emergency room and dental clinics, see healthcare and dental care.

Interpreter assistance

We use the interpreter service in Mariestad municipality, which offers reliable interpreter and translator services round the clock.

Public transport

Falköping is an attractive place to live, and invests in good communications. Journey times have been shortened considerably to Göteborg, Jönköping and Stockholm. Frequent train connections give opportunities for commuting to study and work in other locations. More information via the municipality.

Västtrafik is responsible for public transport in Västra Götaland county and Kungsbacka municipality. They operate buses, trains, trams and boats in Göteborg and western Sweden.

 

Work and entrepreneurship

The municipality plays a large role in work and entrepreneurship in Falköping municipality, as an employer, in various labour market interventions and in development of business.

Here you can find information about the municipality as an employer, vacant premises and industrial plots, how to start your own company, work for young persons, new arrivals and internships and work training. You can also search for companies in the municipality’s company register.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

Write in any word to filter the list
Job headingProfession
Kock / restaurangbiträde Restaurangbiträde
lokalvårdare Städare/Lokalvårdare
Gitarrledare / Medborgarskolan Falköping Cirkelledare/Studiecirkelledare
Vi rekryterar en underhållstekniker till LEAX Skaraborg Underhållsmekaniker
Till vår kund Nordkalk söker vi nu en processoperatör! Processoperatör, kemisk industri
MIG / MAG - Svetsare Svetsare, manuell
Maskinoperatör med truckkort sökes! Maskinsnickare/Operatör, trävaruindustri
Byggnadsplåtslagare Byggnadsplåtslagare
Coop Extra Falköping söker Säljledare kolonial / nonfood Säljledare
Förvaltningsekonom Förvaltningsekonom
Demonstration / Leverans / Service Falköping Utesäljare
Truckförare Truckförare
Vårdlänken söker erfarna socionomer till konsultuppdrag Socialsekreterare
Drivna maskinoperatörer sökes Maskinoperatör, mekanisk verkstad
Förskollärare till Förskolan Boken Lärare i förskola/Förskollärare
Medtränare till idrottsskolan Knatteskutt Ungdomsinstruktör/Ungdomstränare
Utbildad CNC - operatör sökes! CNC-operatör/FMS-operatör
Lärare och förskollärare , Barn - och utbildningsförvaltningen Falköping Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Extrajobba med läxhjälp , matematik , engelska & svenska(3 elever) , Falköping Studieledare
Premier söker nya medarbetare inför hösten 2017! Montör, gummi- och plastprodukter

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Service map

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There may be more jobs avaible

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Falköping

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

31 689

Size by area

1 000 km2

Distance to larger towns

Göteborg 1 h

Jönköping 45 min

Stockholm 2,5 h

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