1. Can I attend the pre-departure briefing while I am still employed by my current employer?

Yes, according to Belgian legislation you can combine two employment contracts simultaneously.

We even recommend staying under a contract with your current employer as long as possible because the administrative procedures for obtaining a work permit in the country of assignment can be lengthy. The date of your departure will be confirmed once the Junior Programme receives the country agreement.

To be able to attend the two weeks pre-departure briefing, we advise you to take leave (paid or unpaid leave) during this period.