triumphal arch in Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium ©

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Why choose Belgium?

Belgium is a fantastic country that sits at the heart of European politics, being the home of both the EU and NATO headquarters. Well known for its chocolate, waffles and breweries, it is also a historically fascinating country, hosting the site of the Battle of Waterloo as well as many battles of the First World War. With three official languages, it provides a unique opportunity to live and work in a multi-lingual environment, enabling you to practice your French every day in the Francophone area where you will be based, but gaining exposure to German and Flemish along the way!

Where will I work?

Posts in both secondary schools and higher education institutions are available. 

How does it all work?

You should expect to be in post between 1 October to 31 May and work around 12 hours per week. 

What will I be paid?

You will earn approximately €870 net per month. 

Where can I go in Belgium?

Approximately seven posts per year are available in Belgium in the ‘Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles’, which consists of Brussels and Wallonia. The number of posts in each area depends on demand from Belgian schools.

We recommend you research Belgium thoroughly before applying to discover which area would be best for you.

Will I be interviewed?

Generally, no. However, candidates who have been educated outside of the UK may be assessed by telephone interview.

When will I hear back?

Upon application - you will receive an email from us confirming receipt of your application.

Jan - April - you will find out if you have passed the initial stage of assessment.

April/May - you will find out if you have been given a post or are on the waiting list.

May/June - you will find out the location of your post from the British Council.

July/August - you will hear from the host school directly regarding the location and requirements of the job.

Will there be an induction course?

You will be invited to an introductory meeting in Brussels at the beginning of October.

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