Work placement gives you the necessary experience to find a job and improves professional knowledge and skills for securing employment. You and your search & selection consultant or case manager decide whether work placement is necessary, taking into account your previous work experience, skills, knowledge and work preferences.
Such a placement is definitely necessary if you have been seeking work actively and in the course of this it becomes evident that you lack the required work experience or that you need to improve your professional knowledge and skills. The idea with work placement is that you can acquire the necessary knowledge, skills or experience by completing short-term practical training.
Once you and your consultant have agreed on the need for work placement, you can either find a placement for yourself or we can help you find one. The suitability of the placement is assessed by the employers’ consultant of the Unemployment Insurance Fund, who also determines its duration on the basis of the requirements of the position and how well you match them. A work placement may last for up to four months, but the necessary skills and knowledge can be acquired over a shorter period.
Upon participating in work placement, you are obliged to
- take part in the placement as agreed with the fund and the employer
- keep a training record on the skills you learn and the duties you perform and submit it to the fund by the 5th of each month at the latest
- immediately notify your employer and consultant if you are unable to attend for a good reason (e.g. illness)
- attend a meeting with your consultant at the appointed time
Refusing to participate in a work placement or suspending this without a good reason is deemed to be refusal to fulfil the individual job search plan, which can lead to the termination of the payment of unemployment insurance benefits or unemployment allowances or of your registration as unemployed.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund pays you a grant for the days you participate in the placement in the amount of 3.84 euros per day, and commuting benefits in the amount of 10 cents per kilometre, but no more than 26 euros per day.
We pay the employer remuneration for supervising your placement. Benefits are paid on the basis of a participation sheet on which the trainee confirms their participation in the placement with their signature. Jobseekers of retirement age are not paid grants or commuting and accommodation benefits.
The labour market service provided for jobseekers of retirement age is co-financed by the European Social Fund of the European Union by regulation No. 222 of the Minister of Health and Labour of 4 December 2014 on the basis of ‘Provision of labour market services to facilitate employment opportunities’ .
The labour market service provided for individuals with decreased working ability is co-financed by the European Social Fund of the European Union by regulation No. 57 of the Minister of Social Protection and the Minister of Health and Labour of 27 March 2015 on the basis of ‘Provision of labour market services to the target group of work reforms’ .