Assembly electrician with Swiss Federal VET Diploma, 3-year apprenticeship

As an assembly electrician, you lay pipes in ceilings, floors and walls of buildings under construction so that they can be supplied with power. You install cable routes and lay the cables in them, install switch boxes and connect appliances, distribution systems and equipment. Your work is highly varied and your workplace changes frequently, requiring a high level of flexibility.

You attend vocational school weekly. In every year of your apprenticeship, you will also benefit from a branch course at the cantonal centre for vocational training in electrical engineering, where you will learn and build on the practical foundations for your vocation.

Upon passing your final apprenticeship examination, you will complete your studies and gain the Swiss Federal VET Diploma. If you want to continue developing your career after this, you can complete an additional two-year diploma in electrical engineering.

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Your strengths:

  • A passion for the world of electrical engineering
  • Completion of compulsory education (intermediate to upper level)
  • Enthusiasm for technical subjects such as mathematics and physics
  • Manual dexterity
  • Good understanding of technical concepts
  • A conscientious, independent, reliable and flexible approach to working
  • Team spirit
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Good knowledge of German

Your options for further training:

  • Additional diploma in electrical engineering
  • Federal Professional Diploma Examination and Advanced Federal Professional Diploma Examination (electrical engineering and security expert)
  • Federal Vocational Baccalaureate, professional education institution or university of applied sciences

Your career opportunities:

  • Installation supervisor
  • Project manager
  • Department head
  • Branch manager or managing director

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