In the recruitment trial, you can show how suitable you are for a work task and how well you can adapt to a work community before concluding an employment contract. The recruitment trial is particularly well-suited as a tool supporting your jobseeking efforts if you have the necessary professional skills and overall labour market capabilities.
As a service supporting employment, the recruitment trial is offered for a limited period, from the start of 2017 to the end of 2018.
The recruitment trial
You will receive the same benefits during the recruitment trial as when you are unemployed. The recruitment trial is not a service promoting employment referred to in the Unemployment Security Act, which means that you are not entitled to increased unemployment allowance on the basis of participating in the trial and it cannot be included in the obligation to work.
As the arrangement is on a voluntary basis, no unemployment security sanctions will be imposed if you refuse to take part or fail to complete the service. However, you must have valid reasons for refusing the work offered by the company or the TE Office during the trial or after it. Otherwise, the payment of your unemployment benefits will be discontinued. The valid reasons for refusal are laid down in the Unemployment Security Act.
As participation in the recruitment trial is not a condition for receiving unemployment benefits, no expense allowance is paid during the trial period. Likewise, the TE Office cannot provide any reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses arising from the participation in the recruitment trial.