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eHealth Welcomes First Professionals Under DT4E Prgoramme

Written by: Joyce Shaw, Chief of Staff and Head of Business Operations


The arrival of the inaugural group of professionals under the EU-funded Displaced Talent for Europe (DT4E) programme heralds a huge opportunity for eHealth. Led by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in partnership with Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), Fragomen, Fedasil, AIMA, and other collaborators, this initiative represents a significant milestone for eHealth as the pioneering Irish employer to embrace DT4E recruitment.

The DT4E programme offers a beacon of hope for skilled refugees seeking to rebuild their lives while addressing the pressing skills shortages faced by Irish and European employers. Today, as we extend our warmest welcome to our new colleagues, we also embrace the invaluable contributions they bring to our workforce and communities. As pioneers of this scheme in Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Entegro stand at the forefront of this transformative initiative. We are very pleased to be the first Irish employer to recruit through the DT4E programme, which has granted us access to a remarkable talent pool of highly skilled professionals. 

I am immensely proud that we in eHealth are among the first to integrate these talented people into our team and they will assume vital roles within eHealth. The success of the DT4E programme hinges upon the collaborative efforts of government agencies, including the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Their support ensures the smooth facilitation of employment permits and visa processing, essential components in empowering displaced individuals to embark on their journey towards a brighter future. The Displaced Talent for Europe (DT4E) programme, funded by the EU Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund (AMIF), serves as a conduit for skilled professionals in need of international protection to connect with employers in Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Through this labour mobility scheme, refugees are empowered to rebuild their lives while addressing critical skill shortages across Europe. The integration of these new professional IT colleagues into our organisation not only strengthens our workforce but also enriches our capacity to innovate and adapt in a rapidly changing global landscape. Their diverse experiences and perspectives infuse our team with fresh insights, fostering a culture of collaboration and resilience. Moreover, amidst significant global events, their contribution serves as a testament to the power of unity and solidarity in overcoming challenges. By harnessing their talents, we not only fortify our organisation but also contribute to a more interconnected and inclusive world, where every individual's potential is recognised and valued.