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Old 08.09.2011, 19:45
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Re: Can foreigners work in Swiss Civil Service?

Sorry on the language front forgot to mention I am an English speaker although I do speak good French and reasonable Hoch deutsch - probably would not have got the job otherwise.

It is a requirement that you have good fluency in one and can understand the other. In principal everyone is allowed to speak his or her national language so you have a meeting where someone asks a question in French and the other person responds in German.

Incidentally Swiss Germans are obliged to speak Schrift deutsch when French speakers are present and they are pretty good at sticking to this rule

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