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The Reality of Being a Filipino Nurse in Saudi Arabia

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Dependency on Filipino nurse is an essential part of the Saudi Arabian healthcare system. The country faces a real shortage of medical care service providers. Many big hospitals in Saudi are on the rise and most of which are suffering from providing quality care due to nurse shortage. Most hospitals have chosen the path of importing professional labor to satisfy their needs for the necessary nurse.

Recruitment of nurses from third world countries has been the solution to fill in the requirement for qualified nurses. While Saudi perceives third world countries as a gold mine to recruit nurses, nurses from these countries see Saudi Arabia as a stepping stone to the western world, such as a career in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Is it safe to live and work as a Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia?

In terms of personal and physical safety as a woman, the possibility of being robbed or assaulted is extremely low. It would be more likely to be involved in a traffic accident than security accidents.

Many testimonies have proven that women can freely go out alone without being harassed but be cautious of lusty stares and the inappropriate male gaze. It is true that it is easy to be objectified as a woman in Saudi Arabia for being different in terms of how the way you look, but by being extra careful, you can assure yourself security.

You don’t really have to wear a hijab to cover your hair, but you have to wear an abaya especially when you’re off the hospital compound.

Outside of work, you can find any hobby or interests you are into there. Apart from the unlimited travel options, you can enjoy your social life by joining various interests groups and formal events.

How is it working as a Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia?

Every high- skilled professional such as doctors and nurses undergo a rigorous fact-checking from the Saudi Labor Ministry.

Most of the time, nurses are working 44 hours per week. Basically, it is more than the work hours you used to be working full-time here in the Philippines.  You will surely flip day shift to night shift work. Due to nurse shortage, Filipino nurses were pushed to work overload.

Saudi Arabia employs nurses from varying citizenship. This entails differences in terms of standards of nursing education and scope of practices.

In Saudi Arabia, there is a high incidence of metabolic and genetic disorders. If you will be assigned in large hospitals, you will surely have the opportunity to use the latest healthcare gadgets. Saudi Arabia seems to offer wonderful progression opportunities to build nursing careers. One of the exciting opportunities will be the chance to work for some of the world’s most modern and state-of-the-art healthcare facilities.

If you are a Filipino nurse who can adapt at things that are different, embrace cultural differences, and someone who doesn’t take life seriously, you have high chances to survive in Saudi Arabia without any problems. It will be easy for you to make friends and have an amazing social life. After all, your experience in the country will rely mostly on whatever you make out of it.

Benefits still outweigh the negatives if there will be. Working as a Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia will surely let you pay off all of your debt and have the chance to even travel the world.

If there are common trouble Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia commonly encounter is being jailed and arrested for fabricating credentials. Misrepresentations and tampering will surely lead you to wrong places and even deportation. By dealing with a reputable recruitment agency, you can avoid encountering such trouble.

Here at Rensol Recruitment, being an ethical staffing agency, we assure that every Filipino nurse will have all their papers validated and will never, in any means, facilitate fraud from happening

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

Rensol Recruitment Ties the Knot with Sankyu Saudi Arabia

Sankyu, an international service provider for engineering, logistics, and operational support originated in Japan, tied a partnership knot with Rensol Recruitment – the fastest growing recruitment agency in the Philippines, in upgrading their manpower of skilled professionals for maintenance, rotating, and static equipment to big projects based in Rabigh/Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Sankyu, which name was derived from the English expression “thank you”, expressed their overwhelming appreciation to Rensol for attracting hundreds of potential new hires and for effectively selecting the most fitting and most qualified candidates in every vacancy provided through the agency’s intensive recruitment practices and backgrounding.

With the fountain of world-class laborers in the Philippines, Rensol’s recruitment and headhunting schemes were able to provide solutions to what Sankyu specifically asked for.

Latest deployment of workers bound to Sankyu Saudi Arabia already commenced with the start of the new year, 2019.

Sankyu has been requiring workers with oil and gas and maintenance experiences for the following positions: piping engineer, civil engineer, piping supervisor, rotating supervisor, rotating foreman, rotating technician, welder, pipe fitter/ fabricator, estimator, planner, rigger 3, electrical foreman, electrical technician, instrument foreman, instrument technician, static supervisor, static technician, and E&I supervisor.

The century-old company has been expanding their network overseas for over 30 years now. Sankyu’s technology and services have been competing to be forefront in the world by recruiting highly- specialized technicians and equipping them with development programs to upgrade their skills and to adopt proper discipline.

Sankyu and Rensol shared this mutual vision to invest a lot in human resources to achieve the top spot in the industry. Sankyu find this as a common denominator with Rensol as on how the agency values people as invaluable assets to attain excellence in the global arena. Like Sankyu, Rensol also serves more than just being a service provider, they are also passionate of providing an above and beyond service as solution providers.

We, at Rensol, are more than thankful not just for the opportunity to be an excellent manpower provider for Sankyu, but a reliable partner for them as well, to foster a lasting relationship within the long run.