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Work trial


Lisatud 26.10.2016 | Uuendatud 17.02.2017

A work trial offers an opportunity to try out a job that has been offered to you. This reassures the employer that the applicant is suitable before entering into an employment contract.

The work trial lasts for one day, and participation in the service must be agreed on with the Unemployment Insurance Fund before the trial starts. This requires you to inform your consultant of when and in what company you have agreed to participate in a trial.

The fund does not arrange a work trial if

  • you are applying for a position not searched for and selected by the fund
  • you have completed a work trial with the same employer in the same position, worked for the same employer in the same position or completed a work placement

You are entitled to receive commuting and accommodation benefits for the days on which you participate in the work trial on the following conditions:

  • you are registered as unemployed during the trial
  • the place of the trial is at least 500 metres from your home
  • you are applying for a vacant position searched for and selected by the fund
  • you submit the participation sheet completed by the employer within 30 days of participating in the trial

The work trial participation sheet is available from your consultant. If, as a result of the trial, you secure employment and no longer need the help of the fund to find a job, you can post, e-mail or personally submit the participation sheet, (digitally) signed by the employer, to an Unemployment Insurance Fund office.

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’ .

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