Forms of employment

Whether it’s a permanent position with a monthly wage, hourly pay, an apprenticeship or an internship, there are various different ways to join us here at Academia. We outline the most important forms of employment here.

The following statements apply to all teachers who are paid hourly, no matter where they teach. You …

  • teach in a school, at the premises of local corporate clients or online.
  • receive an above-average hourly rate.
  • have a permanent contract with us.
  • enjoy a great deal of flexibility, as you can state your availability and agree a workload that suits you.
  • benefit from good social insurance solutions and sick pay from the first day of illness.
  • receive a range of employee benefits.
  • can choose to teach as a sideline or as an ideal way to supplement a fixed workload.

Depending on the school, the following aspects are important to us.

As a teacher on hourly pay at Academia Languages and Academia Integration …

  • you work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • you have internal professional development opportunities (SVEB and CELTA). We also offer training placements for German-language teachers and regular workshops, supervision and mentoring.
  • you have the opportunity to get involved and support people in their development.

As a teacher on hourly pay at Academia Nachhilfe and Academia Matura …

  • you gain insight into different stages of schooling and get to know different curricula (Swiss and international).
  • you work with children, young people and adults.
  • you work with tailored educational programmes and are able to break the teaching down into individual lessons and/or minimal classes.
  • you are closely supported by experienced educational managers.

The following statements apply to all teachers who receive a monthly wage, no matter where they teach. You …

  • teach in a school with a close-knit community and small classes.
  • regularly compare notes with the school management and the teaching team in a positive environment.
  • work in a mixed team with a good balance of young and very experienced teachers and, at the Bilingual and International Schools, with teachers from around the world.
  • are supported by the latest school facilities and use iPads in your lessons.
  • have a low administrative workload.
  • have a permanent contract with us and a fixed workload.
  • benefit from good social insurance solutions and above-average sick pay in the event of illness or an accident.
  • work in an attractive, centrally located workplace.
  • enjoy a range of employee benefits.

Depending on the school, the following aspects are important to us.

As a teacher at kindergarten, primary or secondary school level …

  • you work intensively as part of a team: classes at our Bilingual Schools, for example, are taught by one English-speaking teacher and one German-speaking teacher.
  • you are supported by teaching assistants.
  • you help organise special project weeks, musicals, themed weeks and sports days.
  • you are involved in exciting projects such as the music class or the eco-school project.

As a teacher at college level …

  • you work on innovative interdisciplinary and interclass projects, e.g. Arts across the Curriculum, Metacognition.
  • you are part of a communicative team with a strong ethos of continuous professional development.
  • you support our shared values such as respect and trust.
The following terms of employment apply to our administrative staff at the different schools and in our Corporate Centre:

  • Flexible hours
  • A fair wage, including end-of-year bonus
  • CPD opportunities
  • Internal career opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Encouragement to develop your potential and opportunities to get involved
  • Interdepartmental collaboration
  • Above-average sick pay in event of illness or accident
  • Various staff benefits