Germany hiring 400 Filipino nurses

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Good news for nurses seeking work abroad: Germany is looking to hire 400 Filipino nurses, the Department of Labor and Employment said.

Citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, the DOLE said this is through its Triple Win Project with the German government.

It said the 400 vacancies are for ICU, general, and geriatric care wards .

Qualified nurses may get a starting monthly salary of €1,900 and an increase to €2,300 after recognition as a qualified nurse.

The Triple Win Project is a government-to-government agreement between the POEA and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Applicants must be Filipino citizens and permanent Philippine residents with:
– four years of professional education in Bachelor of Science in Nursing
– an active Philippine Nursing License and with at least two years of professional experience as nurse in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and care institutions.
– German language proficiency
– willing to undergo German language training in the Philippines to attain Level B1 or with Bl or B2 language proficiency level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Qualified applicants may register online at and personally submit:
– cover letter and curriculum vitae with colored passport size picture in English and in German, if possible
– high school diploma (notarized copy)
– diploma of nursing degree (notarized copy)
– board certificate from Professional Regulation Commission
– certificates of employment from former employers (notarized copy)
– certificate of German language skills, if available
– a copy of valid passport.

Applicants should present their original documents for authentication of written information before forwarding the resume to the employer. They can submit their applications on or before May 15.

Meanwhile, the employer will shoulder the visa and airfare of the hired nurses from the Philippines to Germany. The employee will also assist the employee in finding a suitable accommodation.

However, the selected nurse will be responsible for his/her own board and lodging expenses.