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Recruitment Information

Information for those teachers wishing to work at Britannica International School, Budapest.

If you would like to send us your CV we would be happy to keep a copy on file for future reference.


We welcome your interest in working at Britannica International School. Britannica International School is the longest established British School in Hungary. We cater for children from five to eighteen years of age. We have a thriving Primary Department and an excellent Secondary Department. The foundation of our educational programme is the National Curriculum for England suitably enhanced to reflect our truly international nature. In the Secondary Department, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary Levels (AS) and Advanced Levels (A Levels). The school is a registered Cambridge International Examinations Centre and a full member of the Council of International Schools.


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further Information for Interested TEACHERS

The History of the School

Britannica International School was founded in 1994 by a group of distinguished educationalists. Britannica opened its doors as the first English secondary school in Budapest with full accreditation from the Hungarian Ministry of Education and the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Since then student and staff numbers have grown steadily.

Britannica was originally located on the Buda side of the city in a school built in the 1960s but following ownership by one of the UK’s leading international education providers, Orbital Education in 2011, the school moved into an award-winning, custom-designed school building complex situated in a quiet green area in the Buda Hills, the prestigious residential area of District XII.

The school has an outstanding campus with the highest quality teaching facilities. The School has an excellent team of teachers who not only enjoy teaching at the school but also enjoy either the vibrant Hungarian life style or the beautiful surrounding environment at weekends.

living in budapest

You will probably arrive at the Budapest International Airport which is called the Liszt Ferenc Airport after Budapest’s most famous son. Ferenc Liszt, composer, conductor and the most famous pianist in the 19th century lived and worked in Budapest. Liszt always returned for inspiration to the countryside of Hungary.

‘I wake at dawn, the sound of horses running by, the smell of wood smoke, fills my mind with music. The starlit night and the sound of gypsy music are reflected in my hands on the piano keyboard . Oh Hungary, you inspire me!
Ferenc Liszt

Budapest is one of the world’s most interesting capital cities, a very attractive place to work and live. Budapest is a centre of culture and entertainment. Life in Budapest is vibrant, exciting and full of opportunities. A knowledge of Hungarian is not essential but help is available and even a basic knowledge can be rewarding.

Being a very desirable place to live accommodation is quite expensive but otherwise the cost of living is very reasonable. Public transport, culture, dentistry and medicines all represent good value and decent quality restaurants and bars need not cost a fortune to visit. Nightlife can last all night (during school holiday periods!). Sports bars, concerts and music societies abound. The countryside around is a paradise of walks and recreation. Hungary is a place to explore, so varied is its environment.

There are many flights each day, many of them low-cost flights, linking Budapest with many major cities in the UK and continental Europe.

Britannica International School is situated in one of the most desirable districts of Budapest.

Vaci Street

From taking an evening cruise along the Danube to exploring the Buda Castle hill and historic town centre, from strolling along the embankments on both the Buda side and the Pest side – a World Heritage site –to visiting Baroque churches and Turkish baths, Budapest is a delight to be in.

Further afield the Hungarian landscape is full of opportunities for weekends away on the shores of Lake Balaton, visiting Pecs and the Sisi Palace.

For further information about living and working in Budapest, there are many websites, for example, but not exclusively:

For more information about Orbital Education and the other schools in the group, please visit:

Orbital Education currently has schools in Russia, Spain, China, and Hungary. We are also looking at more projects in the Middle East and Asia.

Please see the "Vacancies" page on Orbital Education website regarding future vacancies we may have as more projects come to fruition.