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Commercial employee EFZ

You carry out diverse administrative and organisational tasks at the various divisions of swisstopo.

In short

  • Diploma: commercial employee with Federal Proficiency Certificate (EFZ).
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Vocational school: WKS Berne
  • Fields: human resources, sales, marketing, communication, Swiss Geological Survey, management assistance, accounting, cadastral surveying

Your apprenticeship at swisstopo

During your apprenticeship as a Commercial employee, you will communicate both in writing and verbally, in German or other languages, with internal and outside partners. You will write letters, emails and minutes, create graphs and presentations and update the books. You will also organise events and help advertise and sell our products. Your broad knowledge will serve as a basis for many further areas of study.

 

  • Motivation and endurance 
  • Ability to work Independently
  • Enjoyment in computer work and a flair for numbers
  • Reliability and social skills
  • Good written and verbal knowledge of German, French and English
  • Talent for organisation and fast learning
  • Teamworking skills
  • 10-finger typing skills

   
Fields During your apprenticeship, you will get to know the fields of human resources, sales, marketing, communication, the Swiss Geological Survey, management assistance, accounting and cadastral surveys. 
Monthly salary

1st year apprentice = CHF 797

2nd year apprentice = CHF 982

3rd year apprentice = CHF 1500 

and 13th monthly salary

Vacation 7 weeks of vacation per year
Working hours 8hrs 18 min per day, 41.5 hrs per week
Training locations Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo in Wabern, vocational school and intercompany courses in Berne
Specials Apprentice camp, language stays in case of good results, German course, presentation course
School subjects German, French, English, computer communication / administration, economics and sociology, consolidating and networking, sports
Profile B / E / M

  • Vocational baccalaureate and studies at a university of applied sciences
  • Professional examinations (e.g. management assistant, human resources specialist, marketing planner, finance and accounting specialist)
  • Diploma examinations / higher professional examinations (e.g. head of human resources, accounting and controlling expert)
  • Business school (Höhere Fachschule für Wirtschaft – HFW)

If you are interested, you may do a trial day. Yannic Eichelberger (phone 058 469 04 77 / yannic.eichelberger@swisstopo.ch), vocational trainer, will be glad to give you more information.  

Our available apprenticeship positions are published at www.stelle.admin.ch (german). You will make it easier for us by applying online via this website.

Mr Yannic Eichelberger (phone 058 469 04 77 / yannic.eichelberger@swisstopo.ch), vocational trainer, will be happy to answer any questions.


Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
Tel.
+41 58 469 01 11

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Contact person

Yannic Eichelberger
Vocational Trainer
Tel +41 58 469 04 77
E-mail

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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