Kerala government signs memorandum of understanding with German employment agency to recruit nurses

To exploit emerging healthcare employment opportunities in a post-pandemic world, the government of Kerala on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the German Federal Employment Agency, the German government agency responsible for recruitments, for the hiring of nurses from Kerala.

On behalf of the state government, the MoU was signed by NORKA Roots (Department of Non Resident Keralites Affairs), the department for expatriates of Kerala. The German recruiting program, dubbed “Triple Win”, is the first of its kind in India run under a government umbrella, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.

More than 10,000 job vacancies are expected to arise for nurses in Germany in the post-Covid scenario, he said.

The MoU, he said, was part of the government’s efforts to find new migration destinations for Keralites other than traditional centers amid the changes in the global employment scenario. The MoU paved the way for recruitment in Germany, one of the most powerful and industrialized countries in the world, he said.

The CM said that “Triple Win” is seen as the first step towards exploiting the possibilities of migration to European countries. The project would help recruiters hire the best nursing professionals.

Each year, around 8,500 nurses pass out from institutions in Kerala.