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FVD (Federal Vocational Diploma) Mediamatics Technician

Mediamatics technicians are versatile specialists in communication technologies.

Summary of key details

  • Diploma: FVD Mediamatics Technician
  • Duration: 4 years (1st year is spent acquiring basic training at ICT Berufsbildungscenter AG in Bern)
  • Vocational school: 2 days per week in Bienne (CFP)


Apprentissage en médiamatique

Your traineeship at swisstopo

Mediamatics technicians work at the intersection between several areas within the field of information and communication technologies (ICT). They develop websites, create content for social media, produce different types of media (leaflets, videos, animations, etc.), design presentations and facilitate corporate communication. They draw upon their knowledge of multimedia, design, marketing, IT and administration.


  • Secondary school completed with good exam results achieved
  • Interest in digital technologies
  • Good communication skills
  • Quick thinker
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Methodological approach
  • Good technical understanding
  • Ability to analyse and adapt
  • Team spirit
  • Courtesy 

Areas of work Once your year of basic training is complete, you will undertake a three-year traineeship in swisstopo’s Communication and Web department. You will learn about the basics of multimedia, design, web, marketing, IT and project management and put these into practice.
Monthly salary

1st year of traineeship = CHF 825.95

2nd year of traineeship = CHF 1'017.40

3rd year of traineeship = CHF 1'552.95

4th year of traineeship = CHF 1'850.05

plus 13th month’s salary

Holiday entitlement 7 weeks of holiday per year
Working hours 8 hrs 18 mins per day, 41.5 hrs per week
Training locations

1st year of traineeship = year of basic mediamatics training at ICT Berufsbildungscenter AG in Bern

2nd year of traineeship onwards = swisstopo Federal Office of Topography in Wabern / vocational school at CFP in Bienne.

Extras Excursions and camps for trainees.
School subjects Languages (German, French, English), mathematics, natural sciences, history and politics, economics and law, follow-on modules in specific areas of study (marketing, photos, audio, video, web, etc.).  
Federal Vocational Baccalaureate Possible with good results

  • Federal Professional Examination (FPE)
  • Advanced Federal Professional Examination (AFPE)
  • Professional education institution
  • University of applied science
  • For more information:


There are no plans to offer mediamatics technician internships at swisstopo, but there are many other companies and educational institutions offering such opportunities:

You can also attend an information session: at the Berufsbildungscenter vocational school in Bern, Zurich or St. Gallen.

There is only one position offered every three years. The next trainee will be selected in autumn 2023 for the 2024-2028 training period.

Our vacancy will be published on You will help us greatly by applying online.

Mr Paulo Amado (tel. +41 58 469 02 70 /, is the point of contact for this vocational training and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.