Thiruvananthapuram: The state-run overseas recruitment agency NORKA Roots and the German government’s Federal Employment Agency have reached an agreement to recruit trained nurses from Kerala. The German recruitment project named Triple Win is the first migration project at government level from the European giant.
The MoU will be signed today in the presence of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Hundreds of new nursing positions are expected in Germany in the coming years. Meanwhile, more than 8,500 nursing graduates qualify each year in Kerala. Usually, those who have passed a B2 level diploma in the German language are recruited. However, applicants only need the B1 level diploma if they are recruited by NORKA. They could acquire the B2 qualification within one year of arriving in Germany.
The interview would take place in Kerala. The selected candidates would have the possibility to follow a free training in German in the various German cultural centers. The certification attestation and legalization processes would begin during the training period itself.
Applicants who pass levels B1 and B2 in the German language would be awarded an incentive of 250 euros. Visa processes would start as soon as they complete B1 level. During this time, the employer in Germany would provide the B2 level training and coaching for the license exam that the candidate is to take in Germany.