Working for GEMS Education

We look for passionate, expert and forward thinking professionals to join our continuously expanding company. Successful candidates will have showcased their capabilities through a range of suitable selection activities, such as interviews, assessment centers or teaching samples in class.

Working at GEMS Education is not just a job, it's a career which offers the opportunity to grow within the company on a global scale. With most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network, our staff is in a unique position to consider and apply to different career opportunities across the world.

A Message from the Mr Sunny Varkey, Chairman - GEMS Education

 Our Values

Our values, as an organisation and a family of like-minded educators, are at the heart of everything we do. They are what unite us in a common cause.

  • CARE
    "I respect the needs of my stakeholders. I ensure they feel listened to and cared for."
    "I dream big, setting ambitious goals, delivering the highest quality & aiming to be the best and what I do." 
    "My open-mind curiosity fuels my love for learning. I ask questions & listen so that I continuously learn & improve."
    "I am a team player. I work with the bigger picture in mind. I put the team's needs ahead of my own."

What to Expect

When joining GEMS Education, you can expect a recruitment process that upholds the values of best practice, fairness, and equality. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where every individual is given an equal opportunity to thrive. Our recruitment procedures are designed to attract the best talent while ensuring that all candidates are treated with respect and integrity. You can expect a transparent and thorough recruitment process that values your skills, experiences, and potential. At GEMS Education, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical and responsible recruitment, we believe in recruiting not just based on qualifications, but also on shared values and a mutual commitment to creating a positive impact on education. When you join GEMS, you become part of a community that values your unique perspective and is dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all employees.

The Process

At GEMS Education, we aim to make the recruitment process as smooth as possible for every candidate, whether it’s a school-based or corporate role.

You can expect a comprehensive recruitment process that may include various assessments tailored to the requirements of the role. This process may include interviews, online assessments, and in-person evaluations to ensure the best fit for both you and the organisation.

We are committed to conducting all assessments and interactions with transparency, fairness, and respect. At GEMS, every candidate is valued, and we strive to create a positive and supportive experience throughout the recruitment journey.

We guarantee that all candidates will receive feedback as we believe in providing constructive and insightful guidance to help each individual grow, regardless of the outcome of the application process. Our aim is to ensure that every interaction with GEMS, from the initial application to the final decision, leaves a positive and lasting impression.


  • Join the largest Kindergarden to Grade 12 education company in the world, with a global network of schools renowned for excellence and innovation.
  • Embrace our core values of Care, Excellence, One team, and Always Learning, creating an environment where every staff member can thrive.
  • Contribute to our mission of providing every child with the opportunity to receive a world-class education, shaping the future and making a positive impact on young minds.
  • Work within a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages professional growth, invests in staff development, and champions a culture of continuous improvement and excellence.
  • Be part of a dynamic and passionate team dedicated to creating a brilliant platform for students to excel academically, fostering a learning-rich environment that values each child's unique abilities and potential.
  • Contribute to a innovative professional environment,supporting our network of world-renowned schools and creating a positive impact on children's education globally.

School Support Center (SSC)

  • Join the corporate team of the largest Kindergarden to Grade 12 education company in the world, dedicated to providing a brilliant platform for students by ensuring the smooth functioning of our exceptional schools worldwide.
  • Embrace our core values of Care, Excellence, One team, and Always Learning, fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace culture.
  • Be part of a global network that believes in providing every child with the opportunity to receive a world-class education, supporting this vision through the professional and efficient operation of our corporate office.
  • Work within a collaborative and driven team, dedicated to upholding the highest standards to ensure that children around the world have access to a fantastic education, with your role directly contributing to this mission.


"Hints and Tips"

Before the Interview:
  • Research GEMS Education: Familiarise yourself with GEMS Education's values, mission, and the specific role you are applying for. Understand the company's culture and the expectations of the academic or corporate office.
  • Understand the Role: Review the job description thoroughly and identify how your skills, experiences, and values align with the role and GEMS Education's mission. Be prepared to discuss how you can contribute to the organisation's success.
  • Practice for Common Questions: Prepare for potential interview questions related to your expertise, experience, and how you align with the company's core values. Consider preparing examples of how you have demonstrated these values in your previous work.
  • Visualise Success: Take some time to imagine a successful interview. Visualising confidence and positivity can help calm nerves and set a positive tone for the actual interview.
On the Day of the Interview:

Dress Appropriately: Choose attire that reflects professionalism and aligns with the corporate culture of GEMS Education. First impressions are important, and dressing appropriately shows respect for the opportunity.

Arrive Early: Plan your route in advance and aim to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Arriving early demonstrates punctuality and gives you time to compose yourself before the interview.

Bring Essential Documents: Carry multiple copies of your resume, references, and any other relevant documents. Having these materials on hand demonstrates preparedness and shows your commitment to the opportunity.

Engage Actively: During the interview, actively listen and engage with the interviewers. Show enthusiasm for the role, ask thoughtful questions, and provide specific examples to demonstrate your skills and experiences.

Follow Up: After the interview, send a personalised email to the interviewers expressing your gratitude for the opportunity. Reiterate your interest in the role and summarise why you are the ideal candidate.

Life in the UAE

  • What is the official working week in the UAE
    The UAE’s official working week is Monday to Friday, with a duration of four and a half days in many parts of the country for private and public sector entities. GEMS students typically finish around midday on a Friday in all emirates except for Sharjah, where schools operate Monday to Thursday, with a three-day weekend.
  • Can expats work in the UAE?
    Yes, expats can work in the UAE provided they have a valid work visa and residency permit.
  • How do I apply for a work visa in the UAE?
    You need to have a job offer from an employer in the UAE to apply for a work visa. Your employer will typically facilitate the visa application process.
  • Can I change jobs while working in the UAE?
    Yes, you can change jobs while working in the UAE, but as in many other parts of the world, you need to work the contractually agreed notice period or contract length before doing so.
  • Can unmarried couples live in the UAE?
    The UAE Government recently announced changes in the country’s Islamic personal laws. As per new legislation, unmarried couples in UAE are permitted to live together.
  • Do you pay tax in the UAE?
    In 2018, the UAE Government introduced VAT for the first time on most goods and services, at the low rate of 5 per cent – but that’s it. No income tax. Everything you make is yours to keep.
  • What benefits can employees expect in the UAE?
    Benefits typically offered to employees in the UAE include health insurance, annual leave, gratuity (or end-of-service) pay, and an airfare allowance (dependent on grade and role).
  • What documents do I need to rent a property in Dubai?
    You will need your passport, a valid UAE Residence Visa, and an Emirates ID card.
  • What is the main mode of transportation in the UAE?
    You’ll find taxis, buses, and private cars in all parts of the UAE. In Dubai, there is also a modern, efficient, and safe metro system.
  • What is the official language of the UAE?
    The official language of the UAE is Arabic, but English is widely spoken and used in business.