uNowanga Nursing Programme

The Order of St John

uNowanga Nursing Programme opportunity

Location: National

Date posted: 20 June 2023

Closing date: 31 July 2023

Salary: R 4,500.00 per month – Stipend

Job type: Fixed-term

Reference number: 995330

Role description of uNowanga Nursing Programme

The uNowanga programme helps unemployed, disadvantaged South African youth to become nurses in Germany within four years.

Shortlisted candidates will become a part of a rigorous 4-year programme that starts in South Africa. The first year in South Africa focuses on preparing the employees for their potential German apprenticeship. In this year they will need to complete a German course at the Goethe-Institut to a B2 level (Business German), as they will be studying and living in German institutions.

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They do receive a stipend for their work from the sponsors of the uNowanga Programme and are fully fledged employees of The Order of St John.

Once they have successfully completed the language course, the participants will start their training in Germany.

In Germany this training is called “Ausbildung” which translates to “apprenticeship”. The apprenticeship in Germany will be paid for by the institution that they are accepted at. After the successful completion of the “Ausbildung”, the participants will have the opportunity to return home to South Africa or remain in Germany.

For the first year in South Africa, there will be a monthly stipend of R4500.

Role requirement for uNowanga Nursing Programme

  • Must have passed Matric/Grade 12.
  • No nursing experience needed.
  • Good Spoken and written English.
  • Ages 18- 29.
  • No criminal record (Visa requirement)
  • Health checks completed (based on German visa requirements)
  • Only South Africans should apply. 
  • Volunteering in a Healthcare facility or holding certification for care giver will be advantageous.



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