Programs for returning Lithuanians
Gal į Lietuvą? is an initiative of the Employment Service for those who have left Lithuania and are considering returning to work and live in Lithuania. The aim of this initiative is to disseminate information about the Lithuanian labour market, employers, and their expectations to Lithuanians living abroad. Events will be organised for Lithuanians living abroad to meet potential employers and even to start negotiating the terms of possible employment. These planned events will present relevant labour market information, Lithuanian employers and working conditions, and any questions will be answered. Participants will be able to find out about the most in-demand professions, social guarantees, and living conditions in Lithuania. More information
Bring Together Lithuania/Jungtis Lietuvai is a summer internship programme initiated and supported by the Kazickas Family Foundation, which gives young people from the Lithuanian diaspora (18−26 years old) the opportunity to gain professional skills, meet other Lithuanians from all over the world, and get to know more about modern Lithuania. During the six-week summer internship programme, Lithuanian diaspora students not only have the opportunity to gain experience in leading companies and organisations, but also get to know better our modern country. More information
The student internship project Growing Leaders is an internship programme in the Lithuanian Railways group of companies. The aim of the project is to discover as many talented Lithuanians as possible, studying at both Lithuanian and foreign universities, and to offer them a paid internship in the summer in the Lithuanian Railways group of companies. The aim is to enable 3−4 talented bachelor and master’s degree students to gain invaluable experience and contribute their knowledge and skills to one of the largest Lithuanian transport sectors and one of the most modern railway companies in Eastern and Central Europe. More information
„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.