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News article6 September 2017European Labour Authority, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion2 min read

‘Your first EURES Job’: What’s in it for organisations?

Originally established in 2012 as a pilot programme, Your first EURES Job (YfEJ) is a targeted job mobility scheme that is helping businesses and organisations to fill vacancies in specific sectors with talented young people from across the EU.

‘Your first EURES Job’: What’s in it for organisations?

Why join the YfEJ initiative?

The YfEJ scheme is ideal for businesses and organisations who are looking to recruit young people for specific jobs, but are struggling to find any in their home country. Joining YfEJ opens the door to a valuable network of young job seekers and also allows you to benefit from the fresh ideas and perspective that a young worker, apprentice or trainee from a different country can offer.

What are the key benefits of YfEJ for businesses and organisations?

  • Advertise your vacancies to a wide network of potential young employees;
  • If you’re a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), receive financial support to cover the training and integration costs of taking on a new employee, trainee or apprentice;
  • Receive help to identify your company’s needs and define an appropriate and feasible integration programme to offer to future employees, apprentices or trainees.

Which businesses and organisations can take part in the YfEJ scheme?

  • In order to join the YfEJ scheme, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • You’re a business or organisation located in the EU28, Iceland or Norway;
  • You’re looking to recruit young people for specific positions and are struggling to find them in your own country;
  • You’re willing to hire employees, apprentices or trainees aged 18-35 from other EU Member States, Norway or Iceland;
  • You can provide on-the-job training and other support to the recruited young people.

How can businesses and organisations join YfEJ?

YfEJ is implemented by Public Employment Services (PES) in each country that is member of the EURES network. To join the scheme, all you need to do is register with one of these PES (usually by completing an application form, submitting your details through a website or emailing a contact address).

If your country doesn’t specifically provide YfEJ services yet, then you can contact any of the organisations on the list. We would recommend choosing one of the lead employment services in Italy, Sweden, France or Germany.

Where can I find more information?

The Your first EURES Job pages on the EURES website are a great place to start if you’d like to find out more about the scheme. There is also further information, and a number of useful publications such as the Your first EURES Job guide, available on the DG EMPL website.


Related links:

Your first EURES Job  

DG EMPL website


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