Germany increases minimum salary of Filipino nurses

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Germany has increased of the minimum wage for Filipino workers who will be recruited under a project with the Philippine government, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said.

The POEA said nurses who were interviewed and have signed employment contracts under the Triple Win Project as of January 1 will receive 2.000 euros (P118,200) before and 2,400 (P141,800) after recognition as qualified nurse. The previous minimum wage was 1,900 euros (P112,200) and 2,300 euros.

The increase, however, does not apply to nurses who have already arrived in Germany and whose employment contracts were already signed in 2018 but were not processed at the POEA yet.

As of January 28, the POEA had to fill up 400 vacancies for the Triple Win project.

Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, active Philippine Nursing License and at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and/or care institutions.

Applicants must have German language proficiency or willing to undergo German language training in the Philippines to attain Level B1 (to be paid by the employer) and must be able to attend the language class in April and May 2019; or with Bl or B2 Language Proficiency Level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The employer will pay the visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany and will assist the employee find a suitable accommodation. The selected nurse will bear the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging.

The POEA warned applicants illegal online recruitment activities after it received reports of a website run by alleged illegal recruiters who promised nursing jobs in Germany.

POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia discourages jobseekers from submitting their application, as well as personal information via online and instead personally submit their documents at the Manpower Registry Division of POEA.

“The Triple Win Project is a joint initiative between the Philippines and Germany to help bring qualified nurses in the country to work in Germany. The whole recruitment and deployment process here in the Philippines are being handled only by POEA and no other outside agencies have been authorized to work on our behalf,” he said.

Qualified applicants should register online at and personally submit the required documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading “German Federal Employment Agency RSF No. 180028” at the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg. (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City:

Cover letter and curriculum vitae with colored passport size picture; High School Diploma (notarized copy); Nursing Diploma (notarized copy); Board Certificate and copy of license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC); Certificates of employment in related field (previous and current) (notarized copy); Attendance and/or level certificate for German language, if available; Copy of valid Passport; and Certificate of POEA online Preemployment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) (

Applicants are required to present their original documents for authentication of written information before forwarding the resume to the employer. Interview by employers is scheduled on end of March 2019.

Deadline for submission of applications at POEA Central and Regional Offices is on February 28.