Your first EURES job


Are you...

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

If so, then "Your first EURES job" could be the solution for you.

What's in it for me?

"Your first EURES job" is a European Union job mobility scheme to help young EU citizens to 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 young jobseekers with remunerated employment offers 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 receive information, job search, matching and recruitment assistance. You may also be eligible for financial support to attend an interview abroad, as well as to cover costs such as language training, recognition of qualifications or relocation to the destination country.           

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 "Your first EURES job" list of employment services and their partners at EU level.


Lead Employment Service

Partner Employment Services


Lead Employment Service

Partner Employment Services