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The Globalisation Of St. Patrick

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Both home and abroad, St Patricks Day celebrations have grown in stature and now with Irish bars, Community Groups and GAA Club meeting places common in so many world cities and towns, one might say that St Patricks Day has been truly globalised.  At home, these celebrations have extended to a four day festival, whilst Irish workers abroad, distant relatives, friends and colleagues are creating new and bigger events year on year.


On March 17th last year, the family and I travelled to the north Dublin coastal town of Skerries.  And what better place to be on this day than where according to folklore, the man himself and former slave of pirates, returned to Ireland as a missionary.   St Patrick Image 2

We began our walk on Red Island, which is now connected to the mainland and very much a peninsula, albeit by name.  From the 19th Century built Martello tower, we followed the trail down to the rocks where legend has it, St Patrick’s first step and footprint can still be seen.

Taking turns to place three fingers (symbolising the shamrock and the Christian Holy Trinity) into the water of the imprint, we made our secret wishes as tradition dictates.  Moving on we strolled down the coastline, coming back around to where the town begins to the south.

Timing our walk well, we found a great vantage point on the side of the main street for the imminent St Patrick Day Parade to follow, with time to top on refreshments and a few bags of vinegary chips to share.


Having lived and worked abroad I was often taken aback by the levels of participation in these festivities, not of Irish workers and students, but more that of other nationalities and their embracing of the day.  But it seems to me to be deeper than any one desire to be “Irish for a day” and rather a reflection of some tribal and ritual human instinct to celebrate as a whole and be thankful for our relationships and friends.  So maybe it can be said in these times, that St Patricks Day represents not just a celebration of being Irish, but very much a global celebration of Ireland, the appreciation of tradition, of shared values and a coming together of all.

Whether in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, London, Melbourne or other, the global recognition of St Patricks Day will bring together country-folk, friends, colleagues and new faces from around the world.  So where will you be celebrating this year?

And while considering your future, where would you like to be when you celebrate next year?


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Nurse/Midwife & Allied Health Open Day Ireland & UK


Open Days 2017 Uk & Ireland Dates

CCM recruitment are on the road again!

We will be hosting open days throughout Ireland and the UK over the month of March 2017.

If you are a nurse/midwife or allied health care professional and are ready for a change or a chance to see the world while enhancing and developing your career in some of the most prestigious hospitals around the globe, then come along to our open days to find out more about the opportunities that CCM can offer you.

Our Recruitment Consultants, Roisin & Emma, are Nurses themselves with experience living and working overseas in the Middle East, The UK and Australia so will be happy to chat about their experiences abroad.

To book a place at an open day near you email

Roisin: roisin@ccmrecruitment.com

Emma: emma@ccmrecruitment.com 

Here are the open day times:

  • Dublin 4pm – 9pm
  • Cork 4pm-9pm
  • Belfast 4pm-9pm
  • Galway 4pm-9pm
  • London 11am-6pm
  • Manchester 1-5pm
  • Glasgow 2-8pm

Paediatric Nurse & Allied Health Vacancies, Dubai

Paediatric  Nurse & Allied Health Vacancies Dubai


New Paediatric Hospital in Dubai now open! Interviews taking place in Dublin & London mid-April 2017 

The international travel hub of Dubai is the perfect location with bustling entertainment districts, endless shopping malls and a welcoming expat community to make lifelong friends. The new state of the art, 200 bed hospital caters for all medical, surgical and outpatient needs including a 45 bed intensive care unit and 8 operating theatres. All paediatric and neonatal nurses with a minimum two years experience are encouraged to apply.

Vacancies for :

  • Ward Managers
  • Paeds co-ordinators
  • Charge Nurses
  • Senior staff Nurses
  • Staff Nurses with 2 years exp.


  • Dietitian
  • Rehabilitation Team Leader
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Rehab Technician
  • Pharmacy Manager
  • Senior Pharmacist/Shift Supervisor
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist


  • Paid tax free salary according to exp
  • Generous housing allowance
  • Flights
  • Fab lifestyle in Dubai!

To apply, please email your most up to date cv to Geraldine at geraldine.mctigue@ccmrecruitment.com 

Australian & New Zealand Nursing Information Days

Australian & New Zealand Nursing & midwifery Information Days

Australian & New Zealand Information Days


CCM Recruitment are holding information sessions across Australian and New Zealand this coming March:









Come and meet the team to learn about our exciting locations. Ask us about our experiences nursing in these locations, the relocation and application processes. Current vacancies will be discussed including a new Paediatric Hospital in Dubai plus upcoming interviews for openings in London.


These sessions a great way to meet other nurses keen to travel – so bring a friend or two and kick start your career with CCM Recruitment.


To find out when we will be visiting your city, and register your interest please contact us today.

AUS Free Call: 1800 818 844

NZ Free Call: 0800 700 839

Email: info@ccmrecruitment.com.au


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New Year Resolutions & How To Keep Them

New Year- 2017 time To Succeed

The New Year has always been about the celebration of releasing the past and embracing the future. As the bells strike midnight we raise a drink or two and usher in the beginning of a New Year, we gather with friends and family, sing, dance and generally make merriment as they say. Resolutions vary little from year to year, lose weight, get fit, stop smoking, and the most popular in the last few years and especially this year spend more time with loved ones. Each year we swear blind that no matter what this time, this year we will stick to our resolutions.

While most of these resolutions will inevitably be forgotten by the end of month maybe two if we’re really determined/lucky. If you’re making or made your New Year Resolutions, there are a one or two tips experts suggest

1) Be realistic– don’t try to take any too many things at once

2) Small steps– go slowly and forgive yourself your stumbles better to take your time reaching your goal then never reaching it all

3) Write down your goals- it’s easier to do something when there’s a reminder right in front of you.


To stay up to date we update our social media every day so by becoming a fan on Facebook or following our tweets you can make sure that you hear the latest things first. Connect with us to get the latest info, job vacancies, interview and workshop dates. To learn more visit www.ccmrecruitment.com


CCM Recruitment International Festive Holiday & New Year Opening Hours

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 Season Greetings from CCM Recruitment International

 CCM  would like to take this time to thank all the nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals we have worked with throughout 2016. It has a been a pleasure working with you all and we look forward to what adventures the new year will bring.

 For all those who have travelled with CCM this year, we hope you are having a great time and loving life in your new location. For those looking for the next adventure, 2017 is the perfect time to kick start your career with CCM.


The Opening hours over this festive period for Dublin & Australian offices are:

Monday 26th Dec – Closed

Tuesday 27th Dec – Closed

Wednesday 28th Dec – 10.00 to 16.00

Thursday 29th Dec -10.00 to 16.00

Friday 30th Dec -10.00 to 16.00

Monday 2nd Jan 2017 – Closed

Business will return as usual from

Tuesday 3rd January 2017


Thank you again for a joyful year and we wish you, your friends and family a happy and safe holiday time.

Nursing Jobs In London

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London’s Calling!

Representatives from a large private hospital network, with specialised facilities across London, are visiting Australia and New Zealand this April.

Auckland – Friday 21st April

Melbourne – Monday 24th April

Sydney – Wednesday 26th April


This is your chance to meet the team, learn more about living & working in London and attend an interview. Nurses with the following experience are encouraged to apply:





Intensive care

*General Medical/Surgical nurses interested in employment opportunities in London, should contact us to further discuss (current) other options available

Relocating to London is a fantastic opportunity offering a wealth of experience both personally and professionally. Great employment benefits are available to kick start your London life including flights, accommodation, orientation pack and financial support with your nursing registration.

CCM Recruitment will guide you through application and registration processes, supporting you every step of the way. Specialised information and preparation guides are available for nurses requiring support with the UK Nursing Registration including our video tutorial:

To find out more or apply, please contact us today.

AUS Free Call – 1800 818 844

NZ Free Call – 0800 700 839



Nursing Information days & interviews this December, Australia & New Zealand

Nursing Information days & interviews this December Australian & New Zealand

Information days & interviews this December

Australia & New Zealand

Experience the unique culture and traditions of Saudi Arabia whilst gaining invaluable work experience in an internationally renowned hospital.

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is a well-established, tertiary facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Magnet and Joint Commission International Accredited facility, offers the highest standards of care to all specialities. While renowned as the nation’s referral centre for oncology, organ transplantation and genetics, nursing opportunities are available across all areas.


Hospital Representatives will be in Australia and New Zealand this December, holding information sessions and interviewing nurses.

Auckland Wednesday 7th December

Brisbane Thursday 8th December

Sydney Monday 12th December

Melbourne Tuesday 13th December

Employment benefits include:

  • Salary paid tax free
  • Accommodation provided with free utilities
  • Fantastic recreational facilities (gym, swimming pools, etc.)
  • Vibrant expatriate social life
  • 54 days annual leave
  • Paid flights for contracts
  • Sign on bonus
  • End of service bonus
  • Health insurance

Professional development and career progression are strongly encouraged at KFSH&RC, with advanced education options available. Working in this multi-disciplinary academic environment, will also see you participate in ongoing research projects to ensure the latest evidence based practice is achieved.

Extensive orientation programs are provided to staff, to ease the transition of living and working in Saudi Arabia. With so many social groups and activities, you are bound to make friends and memories that last a lifetime.  

To participate in this opportunity, please contact your personal recruitment consultant today via email or telephone:

AUS Free call – 1800 818 844

NZ Free call – 0800 700 839


Nursing Webinar- Lifestyle & Social Aspects of the Middle East

Nursing Webinar- Lifestyle and Social Life In the Middle East


Following great success of the inaugural CCM Webinar, Nursing & Travel in the Middle East, the Australian Team is holding the next webinar.


Lifestyle & Social Aspects of the Middle East


Differences between Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates


Wednesday 9th November


8pm Eastern Standard Time

Moving to the Middle East offers exciting opportunities to experience unique culture and traditions. A smooth transition to this part of the world requires more than preparation for the change in work environment – your social life is just as important! With so many lifestyle options, you are sure to make memories and friends that last a lifetime.

In this FREE webinar, experts: Raquel Mitchell and Sarah Neale, will discuss the differences between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. They will offer examples of social groups, activities and events you can get involved in to ensure you live life to its fullest and enjoy the lifestyle of the Middle East. This is your opportunity to ask questions, and find out everything you ever wanted to know about the lifestyle and social life differences you will encounter in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Spread the news of this event with your colleagues. And be sure to add the time of the live event to your calendar, and bookmark the web address to participate in live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_BeGuQJIZE

CCM Webinars will be offered regularly for healthcare professionals to learn more about living and working overseas, countries available and current opportunities. Your feedback on topics is always appreciated and suggestions are welcome to what you would like to know more about.

For updates on webinar dates and topics or to make suggestions, please like us on Facebook Careers with CCM Australasia’

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