You will usually be in post from 1 October to 31 May and work around 13 hours per week. Your full working contract entitles you to national healthcare.
Shorter appointment periods
For Austria, shorter posts are available for the first and second semesters of the year. Placements for the first semester start in the last week of September and end in early/mid February. Placements for the second semester start in mid/late February and end in late May.
You can expect to earn approximately €1,133 net per month.
Around 100 posts are available in the country each year. If you wish to express an area preference, you must choose one area from each of the below groups. Please choose one from group A, one from group B and one from group C, and put them in order of preference.
Candidates for Austria have the following regions to choose from.
GROUP A Burgenland - Niederösterreich - Vorarlberg
GROUP B Kärnten - Oberösterreich - Steiermark
GROUP C Salzburg - Tirol – Wien
We strongly recommend that you research different areas of Austria to make sure that you pick the areas that suit you most. Wien, Salzburg and Tirol are the most popular first choice regions, so competition is particularly tough.
Please note that the areas listed above refer to regions and not to towns or cities, although they may share the same name. Candidates who are placed in one of their three area preferences should expect to be allocated anywhere within the given region.
January/February - you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.
February to April - some candidates, including those who have been educated outside of the UK, may be assessed by telephone interview where areas of their application need to be followed up
April/May - you will find out if your application has been forwarded to our Austrian partner organisation.
June - you will find out if you have been successful.
July - you will find out the location of your post from the British Council.
You will be invited to attend a five day induction in either Hinterglemm or St. Pölten at the start of the first semester. Assistants working for the second semester only may choose whether or not to attend the induction course.
The course will cover all the necessary administration required for living in Austria as well as give you the opportunity to learn and practise teaching skills. On arrival you will need to pay a small cost (approximately €90) which covers your accommodation and meals.