You could be posted anywhere in mainland France, as well as Corsica and Outre-Mer (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion and Martinique).
Candidates for France have the following regions on offer:
GROUP A Amiens - Créteil - Lille - Nancy-Metz - Reims - Versailles
GROUP B Besançon - Caen - Clermont-Ferrand - Limoges - Nantes - Orléans-Tours - Poitiers - Rennes - Rouen
GROUP C Aix-Marseille - Bordeaux - Corse - Dijon - Grenoble - Lyon - Montpellier - Nice - Outre-Mer - Paris - Strasbourg - Toulouse
If you wish to express an area preference, candidates must choose one region from Group A, one from Group B, and one from any of the three groups. The areas listed above refer to regions (académies) and not to towns or cities which may share the same name. Therefore, candidates who are allocated in one of their three area preferences should expect to be allocated anywhere within the given region.
Flexibility is crucial as, due to demand, not all placements can be awarded in more central areas. Due to high popularity of oversubscribed regions, please be aware that, in some cases, candidates will not be awarded any of their three choices. In these cases, efforts are made to allocate candidates as closely as possible, geographically, to one of their original choices. Please note that the British Council has no control over the number of posts available in each académie as this fluctuates yearly.
before making your regional choices:
The cost of living in Outre-Mer is higher than in mainland France and, as such, your pay will be approximately 40% higher. If Outre-Mer is your first choice, you must also be prepared to accept a position in mainland France and must choose two other académies as well.
If your reason for choosing an area is that you have contacts and possible accommodation there, you must provide the name of your host and address of the accommodation in the ‘Reasons for preferences’ section of the application form. Equally, any other strong reasons for regional preferences can be taken into consideration if highlighted in your application, rather than in later communications.
All reasonable wishes for regional preferences, be these medical or otherwise, should be explained and researched as fully as possible on the candidate's application form, to ensure the best chance of a desired match. The British Council cannot guarantee that you will be allocated to a post near your accommodation.