Nursing job vacancies in European countries

In some countries finding jobs in healthcare is hard. Finding decent paying healthcare jobs without a lot of workload and stress is even harder. That’s why a lot of professionals turn to nursing job vacancies in European countries such as the Netherlands. And for those nurses Pleyade might be just the right fit.

Since we’re experience a serious shortage of qualified caretakers in Holland, Pleyade is always on the lookout for foreign nurses (certified) or nursing students. We ultimately offer them great positions with competitive salaries in healthcare institutes such as nursing homes, hospitals and all kinds of clinics.

However, as you might have guessed, nursing job vacancies in European countries other than your own home country require you to speak the language of the relevant country. That’s why we, at Pleyade, developed an educational program which teaches you all about the Dutch language and our current healthcare protocols.

We’ve got two kinds of programs: one for EU certified nurses and one for nursing students. Click the appropriate button and discover the full contents of each program or read on to grab the essence of our educational program and our healthcare jobs!

The program in short

As said, nursing job vacancies in European countries require you to understand and express yourself in their native languages. So before you can start applying for our nursing positions, you’ll need to follow an introductory language course in which you’ll master the most important Dutch words and phrases.

If enough participants apply, we can give this course in your own home country. If not, we discuss the possibilities of following the course elsewhere. Besides the obligatory study app (€25), the course is free of charge. After completion of the course, you’ll advance into the next step: a stay in the Netherlands to get acquainted with our clients and healthcare customs. However, this period differs for certified nurses and nursing students.

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Students follow the Erasmus+ Internship Program in which they experience working at Pleyade first hand. During the internship of approximately 6 months, you’ll perform some activities of daily living for our clients while benefiting from free housing and a scholarship you can use to get the most out of your spare time.

Certified nurses​

First certified nurses complete a more intensive, full-time introductory language course. After that, you’ll be invited over for a paid introduction period in the Netherlands of approximately 5 months in which you perform activities of daily living for our clients. During this period we’ll arrange subsidized housing and provide you with a competitive salary, a fulltime contract (36 hours a week) with extra payments for working evenings and weekends and overtime.

The next step

If you want to continue working at Pleyade, you’ll follow a universal and healthcare language course in which you’ll be taught more about the Dutch healthcare protocols. This is required for being able to pass a state exam,  which is needed for your Dutch nurse registration. This registration is in turn mandatory for applying for nursing job vacancies in the Netherlands. So after obtaining one, you can start a really fruitful nursing career!

Your benefits

As a foreign nurse, you are investing valuable time and effort into learning a new language and applying for nursing jobs vacancies in European countries such as the Netherlands. We acknowledge that. So in return, we try to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible. Amongst other things, we offer:

Erasmus students with the intention to come back after their internship

    • a free beginner’s course with an introductory period in which you get Erasmus scholarship
    • free housing
    • free hot meal on internship days

Contribution for expenses:

  • medical checkup up to € 50
  • obligatory Erasmus insurances up to € 65
  • ticket costs up to € 150 after fullfilling the 6 month internship.
  • help during all periods of your study

Certified nurses

  • a free beginner’s course with an introductory period in The Netherlands in which you get paid
  • a free follow-up program to get your language skills to the required level of a professional nurse
  • help during all periods of your study
  • contribution to housing expenses housing during your language training (if the course is outside your place of residence)
  • competitive salaries with extra payments for working irregular hours, overtime and on Sundays and public holidays
  • a continuous development program for personal and professional growth
  • and an introduction to other healthcare institutions after your two years commitment (if a career switch is desired)
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About nursing job vacancies in European countries

Compared to nursing job vacancies in European countries other than the Netherlands, Pleyade offers jobs with good working conditions such as competing wages and an abundance of spare time. Besides providing care and support for our clients, you’ll have more than enough time to explore Holland in all its glory because you’ll be working in and around Arnhem, a vibrant city at only an hour’s drive from Amsterdam!

So, are you interested in nursing job vacancies in European countries like the Netherlands? Do you want to know more about the programs for certified nurses or nursing students? Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or click the correct button for more information.