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Easter & Easter Eggs- Did you know?

While the exact origins of the word Easter name are unknown, some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring and fertility. http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter.Eostre’s, symbols were the hare and egg. Easter GreetingsShe was celebrated around the spring equinox. As Christianity spread throughout Europe, missionaries merged the festival of Eostre and the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection, as they did with many other pagan festivals and traditions…so Easter was born.

The image of the rabbit was changed into Oschter Haws by the Germans. Oschter Haws was a rabbit who would lay a nest of coloured eggs for good children on the night before Easter. In the 1700s German emigrants to American brought the legend with them, they are also responsible for the chocolate rabbit as they would make Oshter Haws pastries. As the legend and popularity of Oshter Haws spread, he soon became the Easter Bunny. http://www.irishwhiskeymuseum.ie/news/origins-easter-bunny/

The Fabergé eggs are likely the most famous decorative eggs, made in 1885 to 1917 by the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé for Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II. The Eggs were  given Easter gifts. They commissioned roughly 50 eggs in that time, with 43 still surviving. An additional two Faberge eggs were planned for Easter 1918 but delivery was prevented by the Russian Revolution.

In 1847, chocolate maker and inventor Joseph Fry discovered he could create a chocolate paste that was mouldable by mixing cocoa powder, sugar and melted cocoa butter. http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/easter-treats-the-history-behind-your-chocolate-eggs-1.2584588  Fry produced the UK’s first chocolate Easter egg in 1873. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/easter-2017-why-eggs-celebrate-6997696?service=responsive

Did You Know?

  1. In America, over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year!! http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter
  2. Decorated ostrich eggs, estimated to be up to 5,000 years old, were found in the tombs of ancient Sumerians and Egyptians http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/easter-treats-the-history-behind-your-chocolate-eggs-1.2584588
  3. Easter is the second best-selling candy holiday in America, after Halloween http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/easter-symbols

CCM Webinar-Nursing In London

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Nursing In London

In this free webinar, experts: Raquel and Sarah, will discuss all theexciting benefits of living and working in London including FREE accommodation for the first three months, financial assistance with UK Nursing Registration and welcome pack to London.

This event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about nursing in London before Hospital Representatives visit Australia and New Zealand next month. During their visit, the large private hospital network will be holding presentations and interviews for successful nurses.

Working with CCM Recruitment International, we offer assistance to create the prefect CV, provide interview preparation and will support you through the UK Nursing Registration process.

To learn more about taking you nursing career to London with current opportunities, watch our webinar.

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?


Follow CCM Recruitment To Stay Abreast Of News, Stories and International Nursing & Healthcare Opportunities.  Register your interest today and change your life for tomorrow.







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



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