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European Recruitment Service

Employers who have difficulty recruiting staff in Ireland or who wish to broaden their skill base can get access to jobseekers in other EU and EEA countries with help from EURES. EURES advisers are Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection staff who are specialised in European recruitment and mobility matters. They are available to assist employers by offering expert advice on recruiting in Europe for specialised or hard-to-fill vacancies. They are part of the European Network of more than 1,000 EURES Advisers, working together to satisfy recruitment needs of Employers.

Advertise your vacancy in Europe

Your vacancies can be advertised on the EURES Jobs Mobility Portal for the attention of jobseekers in Europe via the Jobs Ireland website or by phoning the Employment Service National Call Centre at 1890 800 024 (from Northern Ireland: 00353 1 2481398).

Focused Recruitment Campaigns in Europe

In many instances specially tailored European recruitment projects can be established for individual employers. This means your vacancy will be advertised in one or more European Countries, CVs will be collected and screened for you and interviews can be organised in Europe on your behalf. If required, we can organise an individual jobs fair for your company in any of the EU/EEA countries. Contact your local EURES adviser for more information.

Jobs Fairs in Ireland and Europe

EURES Ireland holds European Jobs Fairs in various regions of Ireland throughout the year. Similar fairs, including industry sector specific jobs fairs & recruitment events, are held across Europe. Contact your local EURES Adviser if you are interested in participating in any of these events or visit EURES portal or European Job Days website for more information.

Database of European Jobseekers

EURES CV-Search is a database of European Jobseekers who wish to work in Europe. Irish employers can search this database, view the CVs of suitable workers and get in touch with them easily by e-mail.



Your First EURES Job 

"Your first EURES job" is a European Union job mobility scheme to help young people (18-35 years of age) find work and to help employers find workers in Europe. Your first EURES job is based on support from national employment services – information, job search, recruitment, funding – for both young jobseekers and businesses interested in recruiting from outside their home country.

Under Your first EURES job Scheme Employers (SMEs) can apply for financial support when they employ a young person 18-35 years of age from the EU, Norway or Iceland. Financial support is given for language training, job introduction or in-house training.

For more information on Your First EURES Job in Ireland and how to apply please click here.


Co-Sponsored Placement Programme

Under the Co-sponsored Placement Programme, young Jobseekers, age 18-30, are co- sponsored by EURES Ireland and an Employer to take up a work placement in another European country for up to 12 months.  This Programme may be of particular interest to Irish companies with branches in Europe who are having difficulty recruiting staff with the required language skills or technical skills.

EURES support as part of this programme for jobseekers includes, travel allowance,
re-location allowance, work placement allowance, induction programme prior to  travelling and language training (if required).

For more information and how to apply click here.


'Reactivate’ is a European Union job mobility scheme to help unemployed EU citizens (aged over 35) find work in another EU country and to help employers find workers in Europe. Under ‘Reactivate’ Scheme Employers (SMEs) can apply for a recruitment and financial support when they employ an unemployed EU citizen aged over 35 from another country. Financial support may be given to cover costs of a language training, ‘on the job training’, administrative support, etc.

For more information on ‘Reactivate’ and how to apply please click here


Last modified:20/03/2019

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