Germany in need of 400 Filipino nurses

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GERMANY is hiring at least 400 Filipino nurses, said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

In a statement, the POEA said it is now accepting applications for nurses under the Triple Win Project of Germany.

Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, permanent resident of the Philippines, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, has an active Philippine Nursing License, and has at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and/or care institutions.

Applicants are also required to have German language proficiency or is willing to undergo German language training in the Philippines to attain Level B1 (to be paid by the employer), and must be able to attend the language class in April and May 2019, or with B1 or B2 Language Proficiency Level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

All successful candidates shall have a starting monthly salary of €1,900 (gross) that will be increased to €2,300 after his/her recognition as a qualified nurse, said the POEA.

The employer will also be paying the visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany and will also assist the employee in finding a suitable accommodation.

The selected nurse, however, will bear the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging.

Qualified applicants are directed to register online at and personally submit the required documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading "German Federal Employment Agency RSF No. 180028" at the Blas F. Ople Bldg. (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

Required documents include cover letter and curriculum vitae with colored passport size picture; High School Diploma (notarized copy); Nursing Diploma (notarized copy); Board Certificate and copy of license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC); Certificates of employment in related field (previous and current) (notarized copy); Attendance and/or level certificate for German language, if available; Copy of valid Passport; and Certificate of POEA online Pre-employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) (

Deadline for submission of applications at the POEA Central and its regional offices is set on February 28.

The POEA said interview by employers, on the other hand, is scheduled by the end of March.

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