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Re: Offer Swiss Apprenticeships to Foreigners

Can I get an apprentice onboard?
You have to find a place as an apprentice all by yourself.

To whom shall I talk?
To businesses who take apprentices. You should go by and ask. You might work there for a few days and find out if you like it or not - or if they like you or not.(Schnupperlehre)

Any things I need to qualify for?
Yes. Depending on the profession you'd like to learn. If you have some relevant experience you have proof of, you might be allowed to skip some classes at school.

Will German be a must for me?
Definitively - get shipshape. You have to go to school, sit exams and all classes will be hold in one oft the Swiss languages. All subjects are taught in one of the Swiss languages, depending where you reside.
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Good evening all,

I read this thread and wondering.
Can I get an apprentice onboard?
To whom shall I talk?
Any things I need to qualify for?
Will German be a must for me?

Any advice is appreciated.
I think that you need to have a recognised Meisterbrief, or at the very least jouneyman, but that may be different in the printing trade.

German would almost certainly be a must, at least for all the communications with the trade organisation and the school, not to mention the exams which you would help the apprentice prepare for.

I presume you have some gewerbeverband membership, try asking there.
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Re: Offer Swiss Apprenticeships to Foreigners

Hi Marischi,

I was asking the oposite. How to get an apprentice in my workshop?

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Can I get an apprentice onboard?
You have to find a place as an apprentice all by yourself.

To whom shall I talk?
To businesses who take apprentices. You should go by and ask. You might work there for a few days and find out if you like it or not - or if they like you or not.(Schnupperlehre)

Any things I need to qualify for?
Yes. Depending on the profession you'd like to learn. If you have some relevant experience you have proof of, you might be allowed to skip some classes at school.

Will German be a must for me?
Definitively - get shipshape. You have to go to school, sit exams and all classes will be hold in one oft the Swiss languages. All subjects are taught in one of the Swiss languages, depending where you reside.
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Re: Offer Swiss Apprenticeships to Foreigners

Sorry :-)

But I don't think you can do that without German. JanWaugh is right. The printing trade is like any other. The Lehrmeister (Master) needs some kind of certificate to train. And he needs to know about some quaint traditions like the Gautschete :-).http://makroart.ch/news-archiv/detai...utenbergs.html
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Re: Offer Swiss Apprenticeships to Foreigners

To be able to train apprentices you have to go through an acredited licensing process, with exams at the end. Basically, you get another degree. The conditions are quite restrictive, it is logical. Contact your nearest cantonal center for professional orientation.

Eta - that said, that is a public system when both the apprentice and the training center get funded by the state. If you just want to have a low cost helper and not be funded by gov but pay the necessary social/avs/etc. costs for your intern, then I would call an HR dept of an international company and figure out how they deal with so many interns they have. Internships are big around here, WHO, UN, etc etc.
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