Apprenticeships

Training programmes at SWISS

In the world of air transport, young people who are open-minded, communicative, and interested will find varied and challenging apprenticeships that open many doors to their professional future.

Commercial apprenticeship

Public transport sector

Are you fascinated by the world of aviation, and do you like foreign languages and working with computers? Then apply for this varied apprenticeship at the training association “login”, which includes SWISS among its participating companies.

Job description

This apprenticeship takes three years. In the first two years, you will complete practical training at various departments of the login partner companies. If you wish, you can also qualify for several semesters of specialised aviation work at SWISS. In the third year of your apprenticeship, you work at a selected partner company where you can decide for specialised training in the field of your choice. On one or two days a week, you attend vocational school where you learn specialised knowledge in aviation modules.

As a trader in the public transport sector, you can claim thirteen months’ wages and six weeks’ holiday. You are granted a GA travelcard for within Switzerland and discounted travels abroad. login pays for your work clothes.

Requirements

Applicants for this apprenticeship must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Completion of the highest level of secondary school education after the mandatory period
  • A flair for foreign languages
  • Enthusiasm for the world of transport, specifically aviation
  • Self-sufficiency and sense of responsibility
  • Communicative and outgoing
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness to learn and commitment
  • Analytical skills and networked thinking

Application and selection

For a commercial or taster apprenticeship in this profession, apply to the training association login. Simply complete the corresponding form online. The selection procedure involves a two day taster apprenticeship at a login partner company and an aptitude test taken at a computer. Applicants are then invited to a personal talk and the clarification of medical issues.

Polymechanics apprenticeship

Field of aircraft maintenance

Polymechanics are specialists who enjoy high demand in a wide range of fields. During your apprenticeship you will learn the trade and how to inspect, service, and repair aircrafts and their parts. You work on the team directly in maintenance or in the workshops.

Job description

This apprenticeship takes four years. In the first two years, you complete the basic training at msw-winterthur. You learn work specific to this profession like turning, milling, drilling, grinding, and fitting. In the third and fourth year of your apprenticeship, you complete specialised training for aircraft maintenance at SR Technics and SWISS at Zurich Kloten Airport. You attend vocational school on one or two days a week. On completing your apprenticeship, you are awarded the “Eidgenössisches Fähigkeitszeugnis” (Swiss federal certificate of proficiency).

Afterwards, you can opt for advanced training in many great fields.

  • Licensed aircraft mechanic, Category A followed by Category B1
  • Engine mechanic
  • Specialist in aircraft systems
  • Aircraft technician
  • Master examination (higher level professional examination)
  • “FH” (university of applied sciences) engineer
  • Advanced technical school graduate (e.g. aircraft engineering school FTS)

SWISS supports attendance of vocational secondary school. The vocational Matura entitles you to study at a university.

Requirements

Applicants for this apprenticeship must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Compulsory education completed to secondary Level A or B
  • Good school grades in mathematics
  • Manual dexterity
  • Interest in technology and engineering
  • Good command of the English language
  • Reliability and sense of responsibility
  • Helpfulness and ability to work under pressure
  • Completed taster apprenticeship for this profession (possible at msw-Winterthur only)

Application and selection

For this apprenticeship, apply online at the SWISS job portal. The Recruiting Team shortlists the potential candidates. Suitable applicants are invited to an aptitude test and a taster apprenticeship at msw-winterthur. On achieving positive results, you are invited to an interview at SWISS.

Automation engineering apprenticeship

Field of aircraft maintenance

Much in aviation is based on mechanical and electrical production engineering. At SWISS, your activities as a skilled worker involve testing diverse aircraft systems and modifying electrical systems.

Job description

This apprenticeship takes four years. In the first two years, you complete the basic training at msw-winterthur. You learn to find solutions to controller and automation problems and to plan and realise electrical and electronic controllers. In the third and fourth years of your apprenticeship, you complete specialised training for aircraft maintenance at SR Technics and SWISS at Zurich Kloten Airport. You attend vocational school on one or two days a week. On completing your apprenticeship, you are awarded the “Eidgenössisches Fähigkeitszeugnis” (Swiss federal certificate of proficiency).

Afterwards, you can opt for advanced training in many great fields:

  • IERA aircraft technician with EASA B2 licence at SWISS Aircraft Maintenance
  • Specialist in aircraft systems
  • Swiss federal diploma as a master industrial or electrical mechanic
  • Operating executive
  • Advanced technical school graduate (e.g. aircraft engineering school FTS)
  • “FH” (university of applied sciences) engineer with diploma

SWISS supports attendance of vocational secondary school. The vocational Matura entitles you to study at a university.

Requirements

Applicants for this apprenticeship must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Compulsory education completed to secondary Level A or B
  • Average school grade 4.5, and good grades in mathematics
  • Manual dexterity
  • Interest in technology and engineering
  • Good command of the English language
  • Reliability and sense of responsibility
  • Helpfulness and ability to work under pressure
  • Completed taster apprenticeship for this profession (possible at msw-Winterthur only)

Application and selection

For this apprenticeship, apply online at the SWISS job portal. The Recruiting Team shortlists the potential candidates. Suitable applicants are invited to an aptitude test and a taster day at msw-winterthur. Positive results introduce the second phase, an interview at SWISS.