Programs for returning Lithuanians
„Work in Lithuania“ – an incentive created by „Invest Lithuania“. Its main objective is to encourage Lithuanians who are living abroad to pursue a career in Lithuania. This website is where successful foreign companies in Lithuania meet potential employees, and relevant news are shared. Those who decide to come back find not only employment opportunities, but also useful practical information about returning to Lithuania. More information
Talents for Lithuania is a unique program aiming to attract bright Lithuanian graduates of foreign universities to Lithuania for paid professional internships at leading Lithuania-based companies. The program Talents for Lithuania offers an opportunity to the Lithuanians who have graduated foreign universities to acquire specific work experience and adapt the value of international experience in the most innovative Lithuanian companies. During a 6 month paid professional internship program its internationally-educated participants will work on specific projects applying their newly acquired knowledge in the most innovative Lithuanian business companies, gaining the prized and competitive work experience. Furthermore, the talents and a high quality education of foreign educated interns contribute to promoting the success of the Lithuanian business worldwide and the growth of national economy. More information (in Lithuanian only).
Junior professionals’ program “Kurk Lietuvai“ (Create Lithuania) is the first and still the only program for professional advancement and the applicability of best foreign practices to Lithuania, enabling junior professionals to contribute towards shaping the future of modern Lithuania with their knowledge and ideas.During a 12 month program, 20 participants of the JPP Create Lithuania advise on a rotation basis, for 4 months, public sector bodies on various national and regional issues in the areas such as the improvement of Lithuania’s image, the enhancement of competitiveness and business environment, the promotion of entrepreneurship, foreign direct investment and related issues. More information
Your first EURES job – is a program designed for young people (18-35 year old) who seek to work in a different EU member state than they currently reside. Its main objective is to support youngsters from EU member states, Iceland and Norway in finding a job, internship or apprenticeship abroad. The program is also beneficial to the employers, especially small and mediums-sized enterprises, in filling available job positions with competent professionals which otherwise would be hard to find. Members of the program may as well acquire appropriate job finding and employment support services which may be coordinated with financial support for job interview travel costs, language courses, relocation contribution, assessment of qualifications, costs of living for interns and apprentices and etc. The program may also be used by Lithuanians who are returning from EU or EEA member states. More information (in Lithuanian only).
Voluntary practice is an opportunity for young (16–29 age group) persons to ‘test’ a desired profession and a workplace, get to know the ‘kitchen’ of a favourite profession and have a job placement. During their placement, the young persons are covered with social insurance against occupational accidents at work and occupational diseases. If such persons are registered in the Labour Exchange, they retain the existing status and guarantees during the placement. On January 1, 2015, the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania approved a new form of voluntary practice for young people. The fundamental change is that to have a job placement, one no longer needs to have an agreement with a university, which means that even young non- students are entitled to a job placement.
The form of a standart placement agreement is available on the following website (in Lithuanian only).