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Boosting mobility for 18-35 year-old in Europe!

Are you aged 18-35 and looking for a job in Europe? Are you an employer wanting to recruit candidates from beyond your borders? "Your first EURES job" is the programme for you!

Funded by the European Commission, the purpose of "Your first EURES job" (YfEj) is to help young European citizens find a job, an apprenticeship or a traineeship in another European Union (EU) country, Iceland or Norway. It is also aimed at employers to help them recruit the workers they need for hard-to-fill job vacancies.

Whether you are a jobseeker or an employer, with "Your first EURES job", financial support can be made available.


What does the programme offer?

“Your first EURES job” provides both support services and financial assistance.


You have services to help you in your recruitments.

  • Help with advertising your job offers.
  • Advice on hiring an employee from a different country from the one where your company is located.
  • Preselection of candidates, advice on designing an integration programme, etc.



You can receive support from employment advisers to help you define your project.

  • Information on the job market and living conditions in the destination country.
  • Writing a CV and preparing for job interviews to match hiring practices in the target country.
  • Job search and getting in contact with potential employers, etc.

What financial support is available?

Financial support is awarded according to your situation and destination country.


If your company has a maximum of 250 employees, financial support can help you set up an integration programme for new recruits through the Your first EURES job programme.

Integration into the company



Financial support can cover costs related to:

job interviews;

relocating to the host country;

language courses related to your project;

recognition of professional qualifications and/or diplomas.

Supplementary travel allowance may be awarded to candidates with special needs and/or from the outermost regions of the European Union.

Am I eligible?



Your company is legally established in an EU country, Iceland or Norway. You are a citizen of an EU country, Iceland or Norway and you are legally resident in one of these countries.
You have a maximum of 250 employees. You are aged 18-35.
You have hired a candidate who is a resident of another EU country, Iceland or Norway, via the YfEj programme, on a contract of at least 6 month duration. You are registered with an employment service and have been looking for a job of at least 6 month duration in one of the EU countries, Iceland or Norway, other than your country of residence.


How do I apply?

To receive financial support, you must:

  • Contact a employment service.
  • Check that you fulfil the eligibility criteria.
  • Make an application for aid before the event: for candidates for job mobility this may be for a job interview trip, relocation, language course, recognition of diplomas and/or professional qualifications, while SME employers may apply for aid for an integration programme.
  • Fill out all the application forms in full and attach all required supporting documents then send to the ►Administrative services of the YfEj programme.
Publié le 17 August 2017
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Which countries are covered?

The "Your first EURES job" programme covers:

  • the 28 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

  • + Iceland and Norway.


Send your application to► Administrative services

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More information

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Your first EURES job is run by EURES, the European network of Public Employment Services. See:


► Before travelling anywhere you should obtain the European Health Insurance Card.

For more information about this card and how to obtain it ► Go to the website

► You should also consider taking out travel insurance.

Partners of the programme

Pôle Emploi is the head of a consortium of European partners: (contact)

  • Germany: Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Contact)
  • Irland: European Employment Services Department of Social Protection (Contact)
  • Italy: IFOA (Contact) et UNISER (Contact)
  • Portugal: EDUGEP (Contact)
  • Spain: SEPE (Contact)
  • United-Kingdom: Department for Work and Pensions