Hà Xuân Tùng (sitting, right), director of the Centre for Overseas Labour under the MoLISA, and Takeshima Tenmi (sitting, left), chairman of Osaka Medical Care Association on July 16 this year signed an agreement on dispatching Vietnamese nursing trainees to intern in Japan. — VNA/VNS File Photo
HÀ NỘI — A total of 240 workers will be chosen to work in Japanese hospitals this year, the Department of Overseas Labour (DoLAB) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) declared on Wednesday.
Applicants will spend a year learning Japanese in training courses organised by the MoLISA and its Japanese partner.
During the course, trainees can also enjoy free-of-charge accommodation, meals and pocket money.
Those who pass the exam will be offered work in Japan’s health sector as orderlies and nurses.
Applicants for hospital orderlies will stay in Japan for three years and nurses for four years.
Both professions offer staff the chance to gain recognised qualifications and nurses will be paid 130,000-140,000 Japanese Yen (US$1,200-1,300) per month and orderlies 140,000-150,000 Japanese Yen ($1,300-1,388) per month.
Besides salary, the applicants will receive allowance based on their work achievement.
Applicant documents can be sent to the DoLAB at No 41B, Lý Thái Tổ Street, Hoàn Kiếm District in Hà Nội from October 1-18 this year.
An exam to choose applicants will be organised on November 7,8 in Hà Nội and November 11,12 in HCM City.
Applicants must be no more than 35 years old and have qualifications for the speciality. — VNS