EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme for employers

Targeted Mobility Scheme, previously Your first EURES Job, makes it easier to recruit in EU.

Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) Sweden aims to help employers with hard to fill vacancies to find qualified workers from another EU country, Norway, or Iceland, including EURES recruitment mobility services and financial support.

Target groups are employers and jobseekers aged 18 or older from an EU country, Norway, or Iceland.

To take part in TMS, employers with recruitment needs must first contact a EURES Adviser/Public Employment Officer to receive recruitment mobility services containing:

  • help to publish vacancies on the EURES portal and other job portals
  • matching of suitable candidates from an EU country, Norway, or Iceland,
  • information and advice on what to think about before employing from an EU country, Norway, or Iceland.

If a recruitment cooperation is established with EURES/Public Employment Services, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may apply for financial support when offering post-placement support to their newly recruited candidate(s).

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 and settlement support to facilitate the integration of the newly recruited candidate(s) in the new country

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. The financial support varies from EUR 810-2 000 per recruited candidate.

Eligible work placements

  • Must comply with national labour and social protection laws and ensure adequate protection e.g. social security, health and accident insurance, etc.
  • Must ensure a salary and a written employment contract.

TMS supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions, including placements for both jobs and work-based traineeships. Please note traineeships can only be managed by the project partners: Allianssi Youth Exchanges, Better Business international (BBi) and IFOA. Please contact them if you are interested to offer a traineeship for EU workers.

Non-eligible work placements

  • Placements with European institutions and bodies and other international policy, economic, social, and scientific organisations as well as supra-national regulatory bodies and their agencies.
  • Applies also to EEA networks, platforms, lobbies or other similar organisations when their budget resources depend exclusively or mainly on EU funding.
  • Placements 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.
  • Internships and apprenticeships.
  • Placements with a job vacancy not opened to several candidates to apply for, i.e. no transparency.
  • Placements in one country and sending out the employee to work in another country, so called posted worker.
  • Work-based training offers whose completion is a mandatory requirement to access a profession in specific sectors (e.g. medicine, architecture, law, aircraft industry, etc.).


  • small or medium sized enterprises/organisations with a maximum of 250 employees
  • legally registered in an EU country, Norway, or Iceland
  • obligatory to have an established cooperation/contact with EURES/Public Employment Services and receive mobility recruitment services
  • offer employment to a person 18 years or older, citizen and resident of an EU country, Norway, or Iceland other than their new country of work
  • offer initial employment for a minimum of 6 months
  • working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week
  • offer fair wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage
  • provide post-placement support services for the newly recruited candidate to facilitate his/her integration in the new job, detailed in an integration programme
  • the integration programme must start during the initial three weeks of work.

The actual application form must be sent to TMS at the latest one day before the start of the employment. Any supplementary documents may be sent later.

TMS Sweden will verify all information given by employers.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

For more information and examples of content for an integration programme, see “Template for an integration programme” below.

Integration programme allowance application Pdf, 337 kB.

Template for an integration programme Pdf, 274 kB.

With financial support from the European Union.

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