Milestone of your career. Many lifestyles. Memorable experience. Everything is in Hong Kong.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela

We Need You!

In Hong Kong, your English language skills will determine which schools you attend, your career prospects and so much more. At Headstart we work to create a dedicated community of English teachers who are committed to giving students the power they need to change their worlds.

Joining Headstart means that you will have an opportunity to make a direct impact on the lives of Hong Kong’s students, equipping them with the skills to become tomorrow’s global leaders, while gaining invaluable experience.

Placement Opportunities

Placement Oppotunities (Full Time)

Full-time placements

We provide full-time, salaried teacher placements in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. Starting out as a kindergarten teacher is a great way to gain experience because you don’t need any formal teacher training since you will always have in class support.

Part-time placements

If you’re looking to do something meaningful while making some extra money in your free time you can sign on for a part-time project. All the teaching materials will be provided and you can decide if you would prefer a long-term project or something one-off.

Placement Oppotunities (Part Time)

Why Headstart?

  • Your work visa is sponsored
  • Get picked up when you arrive
  • We’ll help with settling in logistics
  • As needed training sessions provided
  • Have access to teaching materials
  • Feel supported in classroom with help from your teaching aids
Career development
  • Gain teaching experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Expand your networks
  • Bolster your resume
Competitive benefits
  • Get a competitive salary
  • Have long holidays for Christmas, Lunar New Year and Easter
  • Get compensated for your overtime work
  • Performance bonuses
Cultural exposure
  • Experience another culture
  • Master a new language
  • Travel
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What We Expect

Full Time Position

Full-time placements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • High level of English proficiency
  • Energetic and open-minded with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • TEFL/ TESL/ TESOL/ CELTA certificate is an advantage

Part-time placements

  • Secondary school certificate
  • High level of English proficiency
  • Energetic and open-minded with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
Part Time Position

We are here to guide you every step of the way

 We fully understands that living a different country will be challenging. We are available anytime our teachers need us and to offer care and practical support. We also provide professional advice and continuous training. We take it as our duty to make everyone feel at home.

Initial Interview and Teaching Profile

If your application is qualified, Initial interview will be conducted either oversea through Skype or in person at our Hong Kong office.


Meet the schools

Applicants will be allocated into different full time and part time position based on the availability, applicants’ profile. Suitable applicants will be proposed to school and face-to-face or Skype interview will be arranged.

Getting Here

Based on the school’s requirement, applicants will be given information of the teaching position as well the school culture and background. To work in Hong Kong legally, we assist teachers in the Visa application with full Visa sponsorship and application of Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC).


Welcome to Hong Kong

Further support, training and orientation will also be provided to ensure potential teachers are well equipped to report for duty. Our registered teachers are eligible and encouraged to attend our free monthly training. Each training will cover different skill sets teaching by our existing teachers and internal staff.

Your teaching experiences

Upon course commencement, you will work in local schools and learning centres teaching students across different level. Continuous training and support will be provided throughout your teaching journey.


Talk to us about your career plans and extending your contract

Our team are more than happy to discuss with you on your career plans. If you want to develop your teaching career in Hong Kong, we are here to help.

Start your Journey with Headstart

Be Headstart with your English teaching career