Apprentice Teacher

Founded in 1924, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint educates 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing over 130 nationalities. Each of our eight schools is dedicated to the development of seven life-worthy, future-ready global competences: we develop lifelong learning, self-agency, the ability to interact with the world, with others and with resources so as to develop transdisciplinary, multiliterate thinking. Through this, we drive our mission, which is to educate students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the Model United Nations system and the International Baccalaureate. We have around 1250 employees representing more than 60 nationalities, united as one core of dynamic professionals, committed to our mission.
Application closing date25/11/2022
Starting Date01/09/2023

To complete our team, we are looking for an:


Apprentice Teacher

Full- time fixed term contract one year (09.23 - 08.24)

This is an opportunity* for a teacher who has recently graduated within the past 5 years to gain international work experience at the International School of Geneva for a fixed term placement.

The ideal candidate will support the development and learning of children in a caring, stimulating and creative environment. 



  • Plan, execute and evaluate all aspects of teaching and learning so as to reflect the central principles of the school’s Programme; the  IB Programme.
  • Collaborate with colleagues for the planning and implementation of class and outdoor projects
  • Oversee the emotional and social development of the student
  • Support the students’ access to the curriculum, differentiating for languages and other learning needs
  • Participation in school and community events
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continued professional learning


Candidate requirements:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Education recently obtained
  • Fluent French and/or English, a strong command in the other language would be an asset
  • A strong interest in child-centered pedagogies

Candidates are required to apply online by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to David Hawley, Director General, International School of Geneva, by 25th November 2022, mentioning the reference number 130 854.



Apply Online

The International School of Geneva values and encourages diversity among its staff. As such, we welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The School is seriously committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All successful candidates will be subject to rigorous conduct and child protection checks appropriate to their position, including prior checks with their previous employers and the authorities.




* Special opportunity linked to the Young professionals program, for this reason applicants can only come from the following countries (countries approved by Swiss Service d’Etat et Migration - SEM): Afrique du Sud, Argentine, Australie, Canada, Chili, Etats-Unis, Japon, Monaco, Nouvelle-Zélande, Philippines, Russie, Tunisie et Ukraine.