Work at Belnet

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Curious about Belnet? Below you can read who we are, what we do and what we have to offer.

Belnet as a driving force for progress

Digitisation is increasing exponentially every day. This offers new opportunities, but also new challenges. As a National Research & Education Network (NREN), Belnet helps Belgian knowledge institutions and governments to seize the opportunities of digital acceleration. With the country's most high-performance Internet connection and related services, we are a driver of scientific and social progress. This is a mission we are proud of and one to which we are committed every day.

Your inquisitiveness and personality are key

How? By being very close to our customers. And by a firm commitment: at Belnet, we take our public responsibilities seriously. Expertise, satisfied customers and social impact are, therefore, more important to us than commercial targets. That is why your inquisitiveness and personality are central to the job. Belnet offers the flexibility and autonomy you need to develop both professionally and personally. So we give you every opportunity to progress.

Every colleague at their best

At Belnet, we realise that all of this is only possible if every colleague is at their best. That is why we are 100% committed to balance. Between work and life, because a job at Belnet fits in with your life - and not the other way around. But also between result and job satisfaction: we are professional, yet informal. We are full-blooded techies but strive for the human touch in everything. Belnet employs around 80 people.

Want to know more?

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What does Belnet offer?

Have you seen your dream job on our vacancies page and would you like to apply? Then read on about what we can offer you and how the selection procedure will take place.

Is there currently no position that matches your profile? Do not hesitate to send us an open application.

Ready to meet some colleagues? Then click on our testimonials.

Work-life balance first

  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility to work from home several days a week
  • 26 days leave, plus compensation days between Christmas and New Year
  • Transparent and open communication, along with a relaxed working atmosphere are actively promoted through various fun events and drinks

Attractive remuneration package

  • Belnet's remuneration package is for contractual employees within the federal government. You can find all information and a salary simulator on Fedweb.
  • You will notice that the salaries are linked to salary scales and to the index, which are laid down by Royal Decree. It is, therefore, not possible to negotiate your salary, but you do have transparency over the evolution of your salary over the course of your career. 
  • The salary scales are always mentioned in the job description (e.g. NA21). These scales correspond to the level of the job and the related responsibilities.

Additional advantages

  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Commuter travel: second class public transport pass
  • End-of-year premium
  • Contribution to hospital insurance
  • Supplementary pension
  • Language bonus if you pass the bilingualism exam
  • Several advantages with the FED+ card

Focus on personal development

  • Belnet Buddy who supports you right from the start
  • Extensive training and coaching opportunities
  • Evaluation cycle

Belnet in a nutshell

How does the application procedure work?

Apply via our website
Belnet will update you once a vacancy is published on
Apply via
CV and qualification check
Tests (including interview)
Feedback via
First qualifications? Contract proposal
Start at Belnet

All Belnet vacancies are published on the To apply, you must create a profile and upload your qualification.

Please note: Make sure that your qualification corresponds to the requested degree according to the vacancy! Unfortunately, we will not be able to process your application if this is not the case.

As soon as your profile is completed and your qualification uploaded, you can apply. From then on, you must follow the steps detailed on the website the generic and job specific tests and the job interview. Full details of the selection process are provided in the job description. So don't hesitate to read it again thoroughly so you are well prepared.


On your first day, you will be welcomed by an HR employee so that you get to know our organisation and operations. You can always contact HR with any questions you may have. After that, we will provide you with the technical equipment: an ICT colleague helps you install your laptop and your mobile phone. Finally, your team manager will also be there to introduce you to your team and your tasks. To help you find your way and inform you about safety procedures, you will also be given a guided tour on your first day. That way, you will get to know the various facilities, such as the gym. 

You will also be assigned a Belnet Buddy from the start: someone from a different department to give you extra support in your first weeks. You can always go to this person if you have any questions or doubts. Your buddy will contact you in your first week at Belnet. 

In the following weeks and months, you will receive an information session from each department. That way, you will get to know the ins and outs of our organisation better and better and you will gain an overall picture of how our organisation works. Last but not least, to make you and possibly other new employees feel completely welcome within our team, we also organise a welcome drink with all colleagues.

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