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Targeted Mobility Scheme 

(previously Your first EURES Job)


Are you...

  • aged at least 18? 
  • a citizen of an EU country, Norway, or Iceland?
  • or long term resident in an EU country, Norway or Iceland and applying for a job in another EU country, Norway, or Iceland?
  • unable to find a job or training opportunity in your country? 
  • willing to relocate to another U country, Norway, or Iceland for a job, traineeship or apprenticeship? 

If so, then TMS could be the solution for you.

What's in it for me?

The Targeted Mobility Scheme is an European Union job mobility action to help EU citizens find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship opportunity in another EU country, Norway or Iceland and to help employers find qualified workforce. It aims to match jobseekers with remunerated employment offers across Europe and placements must have a duration of at least 6 months (for jobs and apprenticeships) or 3 months (for traineeships).

Through TMS you can receive information, job search, matching and recruitment assistance. You may also be eligible for financial support to attend an interview abroad, as well as to cover costs such as language training, recognition of qualifications or relocation to the destination country.

Note that vacation jobs or seasonal jobs cannot be funded; only jobs offering a written work contract (compliant with the country labour legislation) of at least:
– 6 months for jobs or apprenticeships 
– 3 months for traineeships            

What qualifications do I need?

TMS is open to candidates with different levels of education and/or work experience.

How can I take part?

You must contact your neerest EURES Adviser: 

What about employers?

Are you...

  • an SME based in an EU country, Norway or Iceland?
  • looking to recruit candidates with a certain profile and cannot find them in your country?
  • willing to hire workers, trainees or apprentices from EU countries, Norway or Iceland?
  • able to provide post-placement support services for the newly recruited candidates to facilitate their integration in the new job, detailed in an integration programme?
  • offering a minimum 6-months contract (for jobs and apprenticeships) or 3 months (for traineeships) compliant with national labour and social protection law?

If so, then TMS could also be the solution for you. 

SME's may apply for financial support if they offer an integration programme to their newly employed person(s) relocating 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 the host country language,
  • administrative support etc. helping the new employee to get settled.

The financial support is a flat rate varying according to type of integration programme, number of participants and country where the company is located.

Organisation details
Contact details:

Contact your EURES Adviser: Search for EURES Advisers ( 

Event participation(s)

21 - 22 February 2024
Find a job in Tourism, Entertainment, Hospitality or Catering
Participating: Online
22 November 2023
Participating: Online
09 March 2023
Opportunities within Tourism, Entertainment, Hospitality and Catering
Participating: Online
22 November 2022
Participating: Online
Participating: Online & Onsite
Participating: Online
24 - 25 November 2021
Participating: Online
Participating: Online
Participating: Online