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Targeted mobility scheme – Your first EURES job (TMS/YfEj)

About TMS/YfEj 

TMS/YfEj supports jobs and work-based traineeships. Number of traineeships is limited and managed by the partner organisations: Allianssi Youth Exchanges, Better Business international (BBi), Företagsutveckling, Hesore Consulting, IFOA and the Azores.

Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service) is managing TMS/YfEj as the lead with several European partners.

Please refer to the European Commission for further information on other TMS/YfEj schemes managed by Public Employment agencies in Italy and Germany.

Find your job through the EURES portal where available jobs from all European Member States are published. If you add your CV to the site, registered employers can find your specific competence.

TMS/YfEj supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. It cannot support employment within sales and telemarketing, businesses with high turnover or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.

Who can get financial support?

1. Jobseekers

2. Employers

1. Jobseekers

Jobseekers interested to take part in TMS/YfEj must contact a local EURES Adviser or a Public Employment Officer to get mobility support services such as:

  • information on labour market and living conditions in EU countries,
  • writing a CV,
  • job search,
  • job matching and contact with potential employers,
  • preparing for job interview, taking up a job abroad etc.

It is obligatory to receive mobility services from local EURES/PES in order to apply.

EURESFor additional job matching/information please contact your local EURES Adviser.

If you are resident in any of the TMS/YfEj partner countries, please note that your application must be managed and sent in by EURES/Public Employment Services in those countries.


Candidates can qualify for:

  • Interview trip allowance,
  • Relocation allowance and family support,
  • Language course,
  • Recognition of qualifications,
  • Supplementary trip allowance.

Only candidates who have been at least pre-selected for recruitment abroad or have found a job in another Member State may qualify for financial support. 

  • Jobseekers aged 18 years or older,
  • citizen of an EU country, Norway or Iceland,
  • resident in an EU country, Norway or Iceland and applying for a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland,
  • must apply for the financial support at the latest one day before the date of the job interview, cannot apply retroactively,
  • job applied for must have a duration of at least 6 months,
  • working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week,
  • not receiving paid travel nor accommodation costs, meals, local transport nor all other sundries from the employer, other project or authority.

Read more about what financial support can be provided and how to apply.

For questions please mail to:

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2. Employers

Businesses or other organisations legally established in the EU28 and the EFTA/EEA countries in accordance with the EEA agreement (Iceland and Norway), irrespective of the economic sector, with a particular focus on SMEs, can qualify for financial support.

TMS/YfEj job aim to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe. Employers with recruitment needs, focus on SMEs, must contact an EURES Adviser/assistant or a Public Employment Officer in order to take part.

An employer may receive mobility services containing recruitment services i.e. help to publish vacancies on the EURES portal and on job portals in other countries, matching of suitable candidates from abroad, as well as information on what to think about before employing from abroad.


If a co-operation is established with EURES/Public Employment Services (PES) regarding recruitment, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may apply for financial support if they offer an integration programme to a newly employed person(s) aged 18 years or older from another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

The financial support for an integration programme is a contribution towards the costs for:

  • job-related training,
  • language training to improve command of host country language,
  • administrative support etc. helping the new employee to get settled.

The financial support is a flat rate per recruited candidate varying according to type of integration programme (basic or comprehensive) and country where the company is located.

  • Small or medium sized enterprises/organisations with a maximum of 250 employees,
  • legally registered in an EU country, Norway or Iceland,
  • offering employment to a person aged 18 years or older, citizen and resident of an EU country, Norway or Iceland other than their new country of work,
  • offering employment for a minimum of 6 months,
  • offering fair wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage,
  • working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week,
  • not offering work in one country and thereafter sending out the employee to work in another country, so called posted worker,
  • the integration programme must start during the first initial three weeks of work.

Read more about what financial support can be provided and how to apply.

For questions please mail to:

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With financial support from the European Union: EaSI 2014-2020 programme.

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