Nursing positions - The Eduployment Program

Some EU countries experience a serious deficit of good nurses, like in the Netherlands. That’s why Pleyade offers foreign healthcare professionals various nursing positions in nursing homes, generic and psychiatric hospitals or private clinics. For whatever job you might want to apply, we’ll guarantee a competitive salary and plenty of spare time to discover the Netherlands.

We only expect you to do your job as a nurse in the best way you can, which is only possible if you’re able to communicate in Dutch (to a certain degree) so you can understand our clients’ needs. That’s why we have developed and implemented ‘The Eduployment Program’: an educational program in which you’ll be prepared to work as a healthcare professional in all sorts of nursing positions.

The program provides you with all the knowledge and tools needed to start a fruitful career as a nurse. Interested? Read all about the Eduployment Program or scroll down for a compact summary of what to expect.

The Eduployment Program in short

The program is meant for EU certified nurses and nursing students alike. Both groups will follow an introductory course in basic Dutch language, which is given in your own country of origin.

Upon completing the first course, you’ll be invited to the Netherlands. Nursing students for an Erasmus internship of 6 months. Certified nurse for a paid introduction period of 4 to 5 months. During this period you’ll get to know our client’s and your future colleagues, as well as the customs in Dutch healthcare. We try to make it as comfortable as possible. For nursing students, by arranging free housing and free meals on internship days. For certified nurses, by subsidized housing and a good salary during this period.

For the nursing students it is possible to indicate during the internship that they want to come back for paid work at Pleyade after graduation. They can then participate in the “second period”

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The second period

After getting acquainted with the Dutch living environment and the opportunities at Pleyade in the first period, the training program continues. You continue to improve your Dutch language skills even more during the follow-up Dutch language course until you’ve reached a certain level, which is required to pass the state exam that’ll grant you an official Dutch nurse registration.

Start of your career at one of our nursing positions

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After obtaining the registration, you’ll be able to apply to numerous nursing positions. But it doesn’t stop after you’ve found yourself working at your dream job. At Pleyade we think personal growth is important, so we’ll continue to offer you possibilities to further grow into your role or for specializing in one or more different disciplines of nursing.

What’s in it for you?

When applying for the Eduployment Program, you are investing valuable time and effort into working at one of our nursing positions in our organization. In return, we take care of the rest. Amongst other things, we offer you:

  • a free beginner’s course with an introductory period 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 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 two years (if a career switch is desired)
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Pleyade’s various nursing positions

Our nursing positions mostly consist of providing care and assistance for clients in different kinds of healthcare institutes such as nursing homes, hospitals and private clinics. Most of our jobs are situated in the vibrant city of Arnhem, which is located at approximately an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. However, we do occasionally offer some nursing jobs closer to the capital.

Do you want some more details on the Eduployment Program or want to know more about Pleyade’s healthcare organization? Feel free to contact us or apply directly for the educational program and start a challenging and rewarding career as a nurse!