Find a Job in EURES
What type of jobs does EURES offer?
The vacancies available in "EURES Search for a job" cover a wide range of occupations and include permanent and seasonal opportunities.
Each vacancy has information on how to apply and whom to contact. The contact may be either a EURES adviser, who will process the application or, in other cases, contact can be made directly with the employer.
The jobs advertised on the EURES Portal come from EURES members and partners, in particular the European Public Employment Services. They use EURES to advertise jobs for which employers are particularly interested in recruiting workers from other European countries. These "EURES jobs" have a blue flag, which indicates that an employer is particularly interested in recruiting workers from other European countries..
In order to increase the transparency of the labour market in Europe, all jobs that are advertised by European Public Employment Services are, with a few exceptions, made visible on our site. These jobs do not have a blue flag and are not "EURES jobs".
Does "EURES Search for a job" contain vacant posts in the European institutions?
No. Vacant posts in the European institutions are published on the website of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO): http://epso.europa.eu
How do I find a job in "EURES Search for a job"?
EURES "Search for a job" has a user-friendly search interface. Job-seekers may select, for example, a country, region, profession, type of contract, or combine several criteria for finding a job.
The EURES job-search database is updated daily by the European employment services, and vacancy notices only stay on the system as long as they are current.
Points to bear in mind when using EURES job-search:
While most details about jobs, such as type of contract, required experience and level of education etc. are translated into all EU languages, this is not the case for the title and the text of the job notice. A keyword search using keywords in one language will therefore not necessarily call up all vacancies available in the database. If , for example, you search using the English word "waiter" as a keyword, you will probably not find the same notices that you would find searching with the French keyword "serveur". The predefined categories under "profession", "experience required", "location" etc. do, however, cover all available language versions.
Are job vacancies available in all EU languages?
"EURES Search for a Job" is available in the 25 EU/EEA languages and users can make their search in any of them.
Please note, however, that since the job vacancies displayed on the EURES portal are, in large part, imported directly from the national job vacancies databases, the textual content of the vacancy (title and description of the job) is generally written in the national language of the country source. Other details about the job, such as type of contract, experience and educational level required etc. are translated into all the languages.
A search using "Keywords" in one language will therefore not necessarily call up all vacancies available in the database. If, for example, you search using the English word "waiter" as a keyword, you will probably not find the same notices that you find searching with the French keyword "serveur". The predefined categories under "profession", "experience required", "location" etc. do, however, cover all language versions.
Please note that it is up to each employer to decide in what language a vacancy is presented in "EURES Search for a job". If an employer is particularly interested in recruiting internationally the vacancy may be published in one or several languages other than the employer’s national language.
How do I express interest in a specific job? Can I contact employers directly?
Each vacancy has information on how to apply and whom to contact. The contact may either be a EURES adviser who will process the application or, in some cases, contact can be made directly with the employer.
I am a non-EU citizen: can I use EURES for finding a job?
The EURES on-line services are freely available for any user having access to the Web. However, EURES advisers are members of a network that assists nationals of the 27 European Union Member States, as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
If you have an interest in living and working in the European Economic Area and Switzerland, you can contact the embassy and/or Public Employment Service(s) of the country you want to go to. Often, your own Ministry of Foreign Affairs can provide useful sources of information and links to these sources. Such information centres will provide the necessary information on the legal requirements necessary for a national of your country to work in Europe (including work permits, etc.).
Finding a job via EURES does not change the legal obligations and administrative procedures that may apply to non-EU citizens.