Working in Europe

There are many exciting opportunities to find work and new employment in Europe. Europass can help you plan your career and find the right opportunity for you to develop your skills.

Europass is your free set of online tools to help you manage your career throughout your life, whether starting in your first job or looking for new challenges. With Europass you can:

Europass also provides you with search for a job function where you can search for opportunities available across.

Europass also includes other tools to help you clearly communicate your skills and experiences across the EU:

  • The Diploma Supplement gives helpful information on your higher education diploma (e.g. grades, achievements, institution) to help you communicate your skills to employers.
  • The Certificate Supplement gives helpful information on your vocational qualifications (e.g. grades, achievements, institution) to help you communicate your skills to employers.
  • The Europass Mobility helps to describe your international experiences and skills developed while studying, working or volunteering abroad.

Europass is an essential part of finding work in Europe as it is active in more than 30 countries. Users can search for information on jobs via the European Job Mobility Portal -EURES. EURES helps and supports jobseekers to find jobs and employers to find suitable candidates across Europe.

You can move to any country within the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the UK to take up a job thanks to one of the most important rights of EU citizens: free movement of workers.

A broad range of support services are available on the EURES portal and via more than a thousand EURES Advisers working in the EURES Member and Partner organisations.

EURES services to jobseekers and employers include:

  • Matching job vacancies and CVs on the EURES portal
  • Information, guidance and other support services for workers and employers
  • Information about living and working conditions in EURES countries;
  • Specific support services for frontier workers and employers in cross-border regions;
  • Customised job offers for specific steps on your career path such as Your first EURES Job and Reactivate
  • A chance to meet your future employers and employees via European (Online) Job Days platform; and
  • Assistance after getting a job such as language training and support with integration in the destination country.

If you are planning to work in another EU country, you will need to present your skills and qualifications to an employer or recruiter in a way that is understood. You can find a check-list with essential information to help you prepare to start your journey on our portal here.

Further guidance on the Europass initiative and instruments, as well as information to facilitate mobility for individuals intending to live, work, or study abroad, is available from various UK and European Bodies.