NORKA to recruit nurses to Germany, MoU to be signed today

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Thiruvananthapuram: The state-run overseas recruitment agency NORKA Roots and the Federal Employment Agency of the German Government have reached an agreement to recruit qualified nurses from Kerala. The German recruitment project named Triple Win is the first government-level migration project of the European giant.

The memorandum of understanding would be signed today in the presence of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Hundreds of new vacancies for nurses are expected in Germany in the coming years. Meanwhile, more than 8,500 nursing graduates qualify every year in Kerala. Usually, those who have passed a B2 level qualification in German language is recruited. However, the candidates require only the B1 level qualification if they are recruited by the NORKA. They could acquire the B2 qualification within a year of reaching Germany.

The interview would be held in Kerala. The selected candidates would get a chance to undergo free training in German at the various German cultural centres. The certificate attestation and legalisation processes would begin during the training period itself.

Candidates passing the B1 and B2 levels in German language would be awarded an incentive of 250 euro. The visa processes would begin as soon as they complete the B1 level. Meanwhile, the employer in Germany would provide the B2 level training and coaching for the licencing exam that the candidate has to take in Germany.  

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