Nurses applying for jobs in Germany need not pay anything: POEA
By Ferdinand Patinio
MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Thursday reiterated that the hiring of 400 Filipino nurses in Germany is a government to government project so applicants are not required to pay anything.
In an interview, POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said: “It’s a government to government employment project, applicants need not pay anything. Private recruitment agencies are not involved in this project.”
The POEA is the one supervising the hiring of Filipinos which is under the Triple Win Project, a government-to-government project with the German Federal Republic.
Applicants must be a Filipino citizen and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, have active Philippine Nursing License, and at least two years of related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and/or care institutions.
Job seekers must also have German language proficiency or are 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 October and November 2018; or with Bl or B2 Language Proficiency Level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Once hired, successful candidates are entitled to receive a starting monthly gross salary of €1,900 (PHP118,000) which will be increased to €2,300 (PHP143,000) after recognition as a qualified nurse.
The employer will pay the visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany and will assist the employee to find a suitable accommodation. The selected nurse will bear the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging.
Qualified applicants are asked to register online at http://www.ereqister. poea.gov. ph and personally submit the required documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading “German Federal Employment Agency RSF No. 180018” at the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg., Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City.
“They should first register online and then they have to personally submit required documents to POEA main office and Regional Offices, where they are located,” Olalia said.
The documents to be submitted are cover letter and curriculum vitae with colored passport size picture; notarized copies of high school and Nursing diplomas; board certificate and copy of license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC); certificates of employment in related field (previous and current, notarized copies); attendance and/or level certificate for German language, if available; and copy of valid passport.
Applicants are required to present their original documents for authentication of written information before forwarding the resume to the employer.
The deadline for submission of applications at the POEA Central Office and its Cebu office is on Aug. 17, 2018 while applicants in other areas may also submit the required documents at other POEA Regional Offices until Aug. 14, 2018.
Interviews are set on September 3 to be held in Manila and Cebu. (PNA)