~ St. Maarteners studying abroad urged to come to FRED ~
St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will be attending the upcoming FRED Expo at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam (Holland) on May 11th, 2019 in an attempt to fill critical vacancies. FRED is the only recruitment event aimed at Dutch Caribbean nationals living in Holland, and the wider Benelux area, and will be attended by dozens of companies established on the Dutch Caribbean islands.
SMMC will attend the recruitment expo in an effort to showcase that St. Maarten needs qualified persons, preferably with a strong connection to the island, that can contribute their expertise.
“The vacancies are open to any qualified local candidate. However, when we cannot fill the vacancies locally, we always try to recruit personnel that have roots on St. Maarten or a strong personal bond, preferably that have lived here and went to study abroad but want to come back home”, says Hester Versleyen who oversees SMMC’s strategic partnerships and the recruitment of medical specialists.
“That’s why FRED is a such great event to meet young St. Maarteners that are currently studying or have completed their studies and are contemplating to return home. Now more than ever, we are looking for St. Maarteners abroad that want to contribute their expertise and thus help St. Maarten build back better”, says Versleyen.
A great example of recruiting talented St. Maarteners is the recent joining of Dr. Damien Wilson as SMMC’s First House Officer. “That is our main goal and is a win-win for all involved, concludes Versleyen.
The vacancies are listed on the SMMC website at: https://smmc.sx/Careers/Fred-Expo
Apart from having a booth at the event, where interested candidates can come and exchange information, SMMC will also be giving a company presentation delivered by Dr. Felix Holiday, SMMC’s Medical Director. All interested candidates are urged to come out and attend FRED and especially attend the company presentation as they will have an opportunity to learn about SMMC’s continued efforts in providing quality care, close to home and pose questions to Dr. Holiday during the Q&A session of the presentation.