Why work in the Netherlands?

Why work in the Netherlands?

  • A maximum of 36 hours worked per week;
  • Salaries on average 40% higher than in countries such as Portugal;
  • Portuguese nurses have a higher level of education and are therefore better prepared to use their education in the more technical aspects of the care they provide;
  • Dutch nurses generally have a lower level of education. Thus, Portuguese nurses have more opportunities in the roles of managers and are able to specialise more;
  • The Netherlands promotes an open culture;
  • The general mentality is focused on quality;
  • A stable climate: not too hot, not too cold;
  • An excellent social culture;
  • A stable economy;
  • Great working and living conditions;
  • The cost of living is cheaper than in the UK or Ireland;
  • The Dutch are tolerant, ‘a foreigner is less foreign’;
  • There is a well-organised network of Portuguese people in the Netherlands;
  • The content of the work is split in different phases of time, which gives you more opportunities to grow;
  • You will start in geriatrics and will be directed by your knowledge of the Dutch healthcare system. This will allow you to adapt to the protocols of work and improve your Dutch level. This phase lasts four months;
  • Possibility of taking more courses in the nursing industry;
  • Candidates will care and observe during their first four months in the Netherlands;
  • A course on the basic values of the Netherlands;
  • A course in the Dutch language up to B2 level;
  • Each candidate has a coach; this coach guides the candidates in their efforts to integrate into Dutch society and responds to work-related questions;
  • An evaluation every 15 days with the manager and the candidate;
  • Candidates will be able to participate in events and meetings organised by European Multi Talent Health Care Group BV;
  • European Commission Grants.

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