Targeted Mobility Scheme for employers

Helsinki, Finland

Easier to recruit from 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, making it easier to recruit from within EU.  The target groups are employers and jobseekers aged 18 or older from an EU country, Norway, or Iceland..

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


Help to publish vacancies on
the EURES portal & other job portals


 of suitable candidates from an EU country,
Norway, or Iceland


& advice on what to consider before employing
from an EU country, Norway, or Iceland

*It is obligatory to receive mobility services from EURES/PES in order to apply. Contact TMS Sweden to get information about the scheme and current services. 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). For additional information please contact your local EURES Adviser.

Eligible work placements

Send an application if your opening matches the following:

In accordance to national laws

Must comply with national labour and social protection laws and ensure adequate protection e.g. social security, health and accident insurance, etc.

Requires a  written work contract

Must ensure a salary and a written employment. TMS supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions, including placements for both jobs and work-based traineeships.

In accordance to QTF

Traineeships under TMS should comply with the European Quality Framework for Traineeships (QFT) and be managed by the project partners: Allianssi Youth Exchanges, Better Business international (BBi) and IFOA. Please contact them for information about traineeship opportunities. (Note! At BBi we currently do not have open traineeship opportunities)

Non-eligible work placements

Unfortunately, it is a no-go, if any of the below apply:

Placement within EU institutions 

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.

Telemarketing, -sales or only commission based positions

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.

Posted workers or distant work

Placements with employment in one country and actual work in another country, so called posted worker.

Work-based training

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.).

Hidden jobs

Placements with a job vacancy not opened to several candidates to apply for, i.e. no transparency.

Return mobility

i.e. when you move back to work in your country of origin.


Internships and apprenticeships.

The financial support for an integration programme is a contribution towards the costs for job-related training language training, administrative and settlement support to facilitate the integration of the newly recruited candidate(s). The financial support is a flat rate per recruited candidate varying from EUR 810-2 000according to type of integration programme (basic or comprehensive) and the country where the company is located.

How to apply:

  • 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 employment for a minimum of 6 months

  • working hours must be at least 50%of a normal working week as defined in both employment law and possible collective agreements of your sector

  • 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,  but it cannot start before the first day of work, even in the case of relocation and settling-in services (such as registration of right to recide, house search, schooling & daycares, etc. )

TMS Sweden will verify all information given by employers   during the application process

The actual filled application form personally signed, with all required and listed attachments, must be sent in as one pdf-form attachment to your application prior to your recruits relocation (travel) date to thei new home country. Please submit your application via the Apply Now - button found at the top or at the bottom of this page. 

See instructions and checklist in the application form here:

Integration programme allowance application  (Opens in a new page - Pdf, 279 kB)

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

Template for an integration programme (Opens in a new page - Pdf, 285 kB)

Best practices

Working with hundreds of enquiries and tens of applications,   please note the best practices for making a successfull application:

  • Reserve time & resources - We will ask you to provide documentation proving your company / unit size,   possibly personally signed documentation and data from your HR and financial departments,  as well as might revert to ask for more questions,   so let your orginization know that they might be needed, and be ready to invest some time yourself.

  • Double check - and then check once more - that all your dates are correct,  and there are no mistakes in the application documents before applying. 

  • Check that you fullfill the basic application criteria

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



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