|Orderlies instruct patients in Binh Dinh. Vietnamese nurses and orderlies are going to Japan to join a one-year Japanese language course under the Viet Nam – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).— VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuan
HA NOI (VNS) — The Department for Overseas Labour Management announced on Monday that it was recruiting 180 nurses and orderlies to work in Japan under the Viet Nam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Selected candidates will take part in a one-year Japanese-language course starting mid-December this year.
All expenses for tuition and accommodation will be covered, while the cost of health checks and passport applications need to be borne by the successful candidates.
Department deputy head Tong Hai Nam said his agency was the only one permitted to partner with Japan in implementing the programme.
He warned prospective employees to be aware that no human resource enterprise or individual is authorised to carry out this programme, and advised them to do their research and only apply to the government-approved programme.
Those applying to work as orderlies need to hold a university degree, while candidates for nurses must have at least two years' professional experience and a certificate of practice issued by the Ministry of Health.
Successful candidates will be able to take examinations for national certificates in Japan, and if they pass, they can find long-term employment in the country.
For more information, prospective applicants can contact the department at No.41B, Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, or online at www.dolab.gov.vn.
Japan has one of the world's most rapidly aging populations. In ten years' time, the country will need up to 600,000 nurses and orderlies to take care of its elderly.
In 2012, 138 candidates were selected to participate in a similar programme to worked in Japanese hospitals and sanatoriums.
Viet Nam is the third country to co-operate with Japan in this field, after the Philippines and Indonesia. — VNS