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Your first EURES job - Targeted Mobility Scheme - jobseeker

Your first EURES job

Find a job

To join the project please find your job through contact with EURES or through the EURES portal where available jobs from all EU countries, Norway and Iceland are published. If you add your CV to the site registered employers can find your specific competence. You can contact any of the 8 countries within the Consortium to get information about the project and current job opportunities. For further job matching towards jobs in Europe you may also contact your local EURES Adviser. For specific questions about the project please see our FAQ to the right or contact us directly.

It is obligatory to have contact with EURES in order to apply for the project. EURES can help you to find a job and inform you on what to think about before starting to work abroad.

The project supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. The project cannot support employment within businesses with high turnover or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.

Please note that the project can no longer approve support to jobseekers for interviews or jobs regarding sales and telemarketing within the Business support/callcenter sector. This also applies when employers operating within this sector seek support through the project. Experience shows that support for jobs within this sector is not compatible with the project's basic purpose, which is to promote sustainable employment and mobility in Europe through recruitments of good quality.

The processing time is around 3-6 weeks.

Go for a job interview

Through Your first EURES job you can apply for financial support for a job interview in another EU country, Norway or Iceland if you are invited by an employer. You can also get a paid interview trip within your country of residence if it is recruitment towards a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

Conditions:

  • you are between 18-35 years of age
  • you are a citizen of an EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • you are a legal resident in an EU country, Norway or Iceland and apply for a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • you must apply for the financial support before the date of the job interview, you cannot apply retroactively
  • the job applied for must have a duration of at least 6 months
  • the working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week
  • that you do not receive paid travel from the employer or other project or authority.  

Please note that you will be obliged to reimburse the whole amount if you do not travel to the interview and if you do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that happens please inform us immediately.

How to apply:

  • fill in the application, print and sign it 
  • attach a document from the employer confirming the invitation to the job interview
  • attach a copy of: your passport, travel documents/bookings, qualification/diploma or CV, job vacancy, account statement that shows that you are the holder of the bank account
  • scan and send it by e-mail
  • after attending the interview send us the Confirmation of attendance form where the employer confirms your attendance.

The application must be submitted to Your first EURES job latest the day before the interview takes place. The project verifies all information given by jobseekers and employers.

Application for travelling expenses for job interview

Confirmation of attendance job interview
 

When you have been offered a job

You can apply for financial support if you relocate to another EU country, Norway or Iceland to start a new job. The support covers costs towards travel and temporary accommodation during your first stay in the country. You cannot receive the same kind of support from both your employer and from the project. But it is possible for you to choose not to accept support from your employer and then apply for support from the project instead.

Conditions:

  • you are between 18-35 years of age
  • you are a citizen of an EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • you are a legal resident in an EU country, Norway or Iceland and apply for job in another an EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • you must apply for financial support before you leave your country and before the starting date of the new job
  • the financial support cannot be paid retroactively and you cannot apply after you have moved to your new country
  • the job applied for must have a duration of at least 6 months and you are expected to stay the whole period
  • the working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week  
  • wages and work conditions must be in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage
  • that your employer, other project or authority do not pay for your travel nor for temporary accommodation during your first stay  
  • that you do not apply for or accept a job which entails that you are employed in one country and posted in another country.

Please note that you will be obliged to reimburse the whole amount if you do not start your new job or if you leave your job before 6 months, if you do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that happens please inform us immediately.

How to apply:

  • fill in the application, print and sign it
  • attach a copy of: your passport, travel documents/bookings, qualification/diploma or CV, job vacancy, account statement that shows that you are the holder of the bank account
  • scan and send it by e-mail

The project will ask your employer to send in a Confirmation of employment, no later than 4 weeks after your first day at work. We cannot grant any financial support until we have received the Confirmation of employment from your employer.

The application must be submitted to Your first EURES job at the latest the day before the work starts. The project will verify all information given by jobseekers and employers.

Application for financial support for relocation expenses

Confirmation of employment

Other support measures

You may also be entitled to receive additional financial support to cope with costs required to move and work in another EU country, Norway or Iceland, as specified hereunder. These support measures are provided on the basis of reimbursement of actual costs. A precondition is that your employer, other project or authority do not already pay for these costs. Always attach a copy of your passport.

Your first EURES job makes an individual assessment based on your application. The decision cannot be appealed.

Recognition of qualifications

If you have got a job, been pre-selected or have good chances of finding a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland and based on a need to have your academic and/or professional qualifications recognized in your new country of work, you may qualify for financial support towards the costs incurred. The costs incurred with the recognition of qualifications may include: certified copies and/or translations, administrative proceedings, supervised practices (or trainings) and/or aptitude tests. You may claim reimbursement of actual declared costs after submission of the recognition request to the competent clarification body.

Application for reimbursement of costs with recognition of academic and/or professional qualifications

Language course

If you have got a job been pre-selected or have good chances of finding a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland, and have a need to attend a shorter language course in order to facilitate your work, you may be eligible to apply for support. Please note that we need to approve your application before you start your course. A claim for reimbursement of actual declared costs should be submitted after completion of the course, with documentary evidence such as course certificate and a written receipt..

Application for attendance and reimbursement of a language course

Supplementary relocation allowance

If you have been offered a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland with the support of Your first EURES job and have special needs, you may qualify for a supplementary relocation allowance. You may have disabilities and/or come from a disadvantaged social/economic background or be facing temporary economic difficulties. The supplementary allowance could be to cover the transportation of a wheelchair or a guide-dog, the travel cost of accompaniment or other duly justified need.

If you are travelling from the outermost regions/peripheral regions of Europe and experience extraordinary travel costs you may also qualify for this support. The allowance should help you to cope with extraordinary costs immediately before and/or after moving to another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

Application for supplementary relocation allowance