Saxion offers an inspiring working environment and excellent employment terms and conditions. These conditions are laid down in the collective labour agreement for higher professional education (Cao-HBO). To give you an impression of the main conditions, we have put together a Top 10 Employment Conditions.

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  1. Excellent personal development opportunities 
    At Saxion you can take charge of your personal and professional development. There is plenty of support in terms of money and time. You can for instance follow a course, training or workshop at one of the Saxion Schools or register for a Master or PhD program.
  2. Flexibility in work & free time 
    At Saxion, we make sure there is a good work-life balance by offering various arrangements in terms of working days and working hours. In addition, you can accrue additional holidays. 
  3. Year-end bonus 
    At the end of a year of hard work, you will receive a thirteenth month of salary as a bonus. 
  4. Parental leave: Saxion offers financial support 
    If you work 0.4 FTE or more, you can opt for parental leave without relinquishing your pension rights and social insurance. 
  5. Tax-friendly travel expenses scheme 
    Under this scheme, the difference between what the employer contributes to your travel expenses and the amount to which you are entitled for tax purposes, can be paid out to you net of taxes, so that you do not have to pay a payroll tax over this amount. The larger the travel distance from home to the workplace, the higher the advantage can be. 
  6. Attractive bicycle scheme 
    Do you live near your workplace and come to work by bike? Then Saxion has an attractive bicycle scheme for you! 
  7. Removal allowance 
    If, because of your job at Saxion, you decide to move to one of our locations, you will be eligible for an attractive removal allowance. This only applies if you have at least 0.4 FTEs, have a contract for at least one year, and have more than one hour of travel time by public transport. 
  8. Good pension scheme 
    You accrue pension with the ABP pension fund. Saving for extra pension or early retirement is also possible. 
  9. Benefit from a collective health insurance 
    You get a discount when taking out a basic health insurance, supplementary insurances and dental insurances via one of several collective health insurance arrangements. 
  10. Sabbatical 
    Through unpaid leave or extra accumulation of holidays, you can take time-off for a while. A combination of the above options is also possible. 

It is important to invest in your own development. Saxion stimulates your personal development. As a member of staff, you get the opportunity to invest in both your professional and personal growth. Well-trained and motivated staff members are the foundation of our professional organization. That makes Saxion prepared for the future. 

As an expert from professional practice, you do not always have the required teaching skills. That is why Saxion offers you a teaching skills course for beginning lecturers. By taking this course, you will be able to prepare yourself for your task as a lecturer.

This practical course covers many of the issues that you will encounter in your work. How do I prepare my lessons? Are the teaching materials geared to the needs of your students? How do I keep their attention during class? And how do I make classes as interesting as possible? You will be provided with tools that enable you to properly structure and prepare your classes. During the course, you will receive feedback from the trainer and your fellow course members. 

Saxion offers you the opportunity to do a Master at attractive fees. The Master's Financial Support Scheme offers you a study costs allowance. A similar arrangement is in place for PhD programs. Saxion endeavours to ensure that 70% of its staff has an academic background and 10% has a PhD. 

As a staff member, you can make use of Saxion's own development and training centre, the Saxion Academy. On the Saxion Academy website, you will find the complete programme of training courses. On the Saxion Academy website, you can register for courses furthering you professional knowledge, practical knowledge and personal development. As a staff member, you can also enrol at Saxion for a Master or PhD program.

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