Newsletter 1/2022: Recruiting nursing professionals from abroad
Dear reader,
Welcome to the new issue of the ‘Make it in Germany’ newsletter. Keep up to date with the key developments in the field of immigration of skilled workers in Germany. Your ‘Make it in Germany’ team wishes you an enjoyable read!
In the spotlight
Pflegefachkraft bei der Arbeit in Deutschland
The skills gap in nursing has been widening for years. The sector is increasingly reliant on nursing professionals from abroad, especially from non-EU countries. In our latest newsletter, we highlight the opportunities employers have and what they need to consider in the process.
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Did you know that…?
56,107 foreign doctors
were working in Germany on 31 December 2020.
Source: German Medical Association, 2021
News on ‘Make it in Germany’
Find out more about entry possibilities for IT professionals from third countries. The video explains the requirements for the different options and is available with subtitles in four languages.
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The 'Make it in Germany' job listings were updated with not only a new and modern design but also with additional features: open vacancies can now be found, saved, and shared more easily. Find the right job position among thousands of employment offers!
To the job listings
Vesna, a nurse from Bosnia and Herzegovina , reports on how she successfully completed her post-qualification in Germany. She now works as a recognised nurse at University Hospital Cologne.
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Guest article
The German Agency for International Healthcare Professionals (DeFa) is a state-owned company which supports the sustainable recruitment of nursing professionals from abroad. To do so, it works with institutions in the health care sector and personnel service agencies.
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