Your first EURES job

Are you...

  • Aged 18-35?
  • a national and legal resident of an EU-country, Norway or Iceland?
  • unable to find a job or training opportunity in your country?
  • willing to relocate to another EU-country, Norway or Iceland for a job, traineeship or apprenticeship?

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 me?

"Your first EURES job" is a European Union job mobility scheme to help young people find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship opportunity in another EU country, Norway or Iceland and to help employers find qualified workforce. It aims to match job and work-based training vacancies with young jobseekers across Europe. Placements must have a duration of at least 6 months (for jobs and apprenticeships) or 3 months (for traineeships).

Through "Your first EURES job" you can get financial support to attend an interview abroad, as well as for training (e.g. language courses), recognition of qualifications or relocation expenses.           

What qualifications do I need?

Your first EURES job is open to candidates with different levels of education and/or work experience.

How can I 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