Your first EURES job

Are you...

  • a business based in an EU country, Norway or Iceland?
  • looking to recruit young people with a specific profile and cannot find them in your own country?
  • willing to hire workers, trainees or apprentices aged 18-35 from other EU countries, Norway or Iceland?
  • able to provide on-the-job training and other support for the recruited candidates?

If the answer to all those questions is "Yes", then Your first EURES job could be the solution for you.

What is in it for my company?

Your first EURES job is a European Union job mobility scheme to help employers find qualified workers and to help young Europeans find a job or work-based training opportunity in another Member State, Norway or Iceland. It aims in particular to match hard to fill vacancies with motivated young candidates across Europe.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for financial support to cover some of the training costs and helping the new employee, trainee or apprentice get settled.

What  about pay and conditions?

Employers have to pay a salary and social security or other benefits in accordance with the national labour law. They must also provide a written work contract of at least six months (for jobs or apprenticeships) or three months (for traineeships).

How can we take part?

The "Your first EURES job" guide sets out the conditions and rules governing participation.

Please find below the links to the lead employment services and their partner employment services offering the scheme. If your country does not yet offer these services or some country web links are not active, you can contact the lead employment services.

For more details, you can also consult the list of employment services and their partners at EU level.


Lead Employment Service

Partner Employment Services

Lead Employment Service

Partner Employment Services