Recruiting a 18-35 year-old through Your first EURES job support

Financial support under Your first EURES job facilitates the recruitment of young professionals from another EU country.

The European Commission project helps employers in recruiting young employees from another EU country and young people in finding employment within the EU. The employee must be aged 18 to 35 years.

Financial support may be granted to the employer to cover some of the costs of induction training and integration to the new country.

The amount of support granted to the employer is determined on the basis of the type of integration programme provided. The amount of support is about 810–2000 euros/employee. The support is tax free.

Conditions for financial support

  • The employee to be hired must be a citizen of the EU, Norway or Iceland aged 18–35 who is legally resident in an EU Member State, Norway or Iceland
  • The employer must provide at least
    - professional induction training
    - language training
    - settlement facilitation
  • An employer that may be eligible for support:
    - has a staff of no more than 250 employees
    - is legally established in an EU country, Norway or Iceland
    - concludes a labour contract of the minimum duration of 6 months with the young person, with the salary and work conditions compliant with the national labour law
    - offers a labour contract that may concern full-time or part-time work but no less than 50% full time equivalent

The employee may also apply for support for the job interview trip and relocation.

Your first EURES project are run by the Public Employment Services of Sweden, Italy and France.

Further information on the Eures portal.

More information from the EURES Adviser of the local TE Office.