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Employment terms and conditions

Saxion offers an inspiring work environment and excellent terms of employment.

To give you an impression of the most important terms, we have compiled a Top 10 Employment Conditions.

  • Excellent opportunities for personal development
    Your career development is in your own hands at Saxion. You are always on the move but at your own pace. We give you lots of space for your own personal, professional and specialised development, facilitated through budget, time and advice. For instance you can take a course, training or workshop at the Saxion Academy, do a career scan or enrol for a master’s or PhD programme.
  • Flexibility in work & free time
    Saxion helps you find the right balance between work and free time. You can make personal arrangements concerning your work days, times and working from home. With 11 weeks’ leave, you have many options.
  • Excellent salary
    For example, the starting salary of a new master is more than €3,600. And on top of that 8% holiday pay and 8.3% fixed year-end bonus.
  • Discount on cycling and sports
    Saxion cares about your health and the environment. Which is why we offer tax benefits when you buy a bike through the bicycle scheme. Saxion also has a sports facilities scheme.
  • Removal allowance
    Are you planning to move to our lovely region because of your job with us? Then ask about our attractive removal allowance.
  • Good pension scheme
    You build up your pension with ABP with Saxion paying 2/3 of your premium. Saving options for a bigger pension or early retirement are also available.
  • Benefit from collective insurance
    You can get discount on the most common types of insurance such as, health, car, home and travel, or income security for your partner.
  • Insurance against loss of income due to partial incapacity to work
    Saxion has taken out insurance for you against loss of income due to partial incapacity to work. And this is completely free for you.
  • Discount on software, hardware and gadgets
    You can use your Saxion account to access Surfspot, the exclusive educational computer store.
  • Sabbatical
    You can use unpaid leave or extra accumulation of holidays to take a longer time-off work. A combination of the above is also possible.

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Personal, professional and specialist development

As an expert from a particular professional field, you may not yet have the necessary teaching skills. This is why Saxion offers teaching skills courses to first-time lecturers. This course ensures you be well-prepared for your job as lecturer. This practical course covers many aspects you will encounter in your work. How do I prepare my lessons? Are the teaching materials geared to the needs of students? How do I keep their attention during class? And how do I make classes as interesting as possible?

As lecturer-researcher it is important that you have a master’s degree. In some cases we can make arrangements to help you obtain your master’s degree. We offer you the opportunity to take a master’s degree programme at a discounted rate. The Master’s Financial Support Scheme offers you support with your study costs. A similar arrangement is in place for PhD programmes. Saxion endeavours to ensure that 70% of its staff has an academic background and 10% has a PhD.

When you work at Saxion you can make use of the Saxion Academy. You can find the complete range of courses on offer on the Saxion Academy website. This helps you brush up your professional, practical and personal skills and knowledge.

We give you access to your own digital career platform. You can do tests that will give you better insight into your motivation and talents as well as tips on how to get your career up and running. If you want more support then our career coaches are available and happy to help!

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