Your first EURES job/TMS: Germany

EURES Germany offers support for employment contracts, apprenticeship and traineeship placements both in Germany specifically and in Europe in general. You can read further information at the projects webpages if you are interested to enter

 the German labour market  

 the European labour market in general  

If you want to apply for Your first EURES job/TMS -support, you must be registered with EURES Germany (the International Placement Service of ZAV).  See contact information below.

Contact information

Tel:  +49 228 713 1313
Fax: +49 228 713 1111

You may seek assistance from Your first EURES job project Germany if you are

  • aged 18 or older
  • citizen of an EU country, Norway, or Iceland, and legally resident in an EU country or Iceland or Norway.

Requirements for the employment/traineeship/apprenticeship contract

  • Employment must be covered by social security insurance
  • Working hours must be at least 50 % of the usual working hours
  • The duration of the employment contract should be min. 6 months and the duration of orientation traineeship from 6 weeks 3 months
  • Full pay for apprentices and trainees
  • In Germany the employer is required to pay at least the minimum wage. In other countries payment of wages according to the local employment legislation.

Through the programme it is possible to apply financial support for

  • Job Interview Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Recognition of qualification
  • Preparatory language course in home country
  • Regarding Germany: in some cases, support for German language course while working
  • Additional Travel Allowance. This extra support is granted if the jobseeker has e.g. disabilities or if the job seekers moves to Germany from the EU outermost regions (like Martinique, Madeira, the Azores, Canary Islands)

 Further information about the German labour market and about living and working in Germany 

Further information from project website