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Apprenticeship in CH for a Swiss citizen living abroad

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I am 16 yo and considering on moving back to Switzerland (i was born and grew up in Zurich). I would like to do an apprenticeship, Im still not sure which career. I currently live in the Dominican Republic and study in an American school. My father says there are a lot of apprenticeships and that I might get one. I went to school in Switzerland up to grade 3 and then moved to the DR, we have 12 years of school but I completed 9 years of school already. I speak German, English and Spanish fluently, I also speak some basic french.

I would love to hear your advices or ideas!
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Old 27.02.2018, 21:33
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

You might find something here:https://www.educationsuisse.ch/en/home-en

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Old 27.02.2018, 21:46
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

I would think with three fluent languages, something in hospitality or where you are interacting with tourists would be a good option in Zurich.

But surely it depends what you like doing?
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I would think with three fluent languages, something in hospitality or where you are interacting with tourists would be a good option in Zurich.

But surely it depends what you like doing?
Well I was thinking of something business related, like KV for instance. But hospitality doesn´t sound bad either, i´ve heard that hotelfachman is a career with a lot of demand for apprentices. What do you think?
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

These links might be of interest for a foreigner (or an overseas Swiss) seeking an apprenticeship in Switzerland:

https://berufsberatung.ch/dyn/show/13772?id=8

https://berufsberatung.ch/dyn/show/8242
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

See the last post in this link too which may give you more info:

https://www.englishforum.ch/educatio...work-body.html
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Hey everyone!
I am 16 yo and considering on moving back to Switzerland (i was born and grew up in Zurich). I would like to do an apprenticeship, Im still not sure which career. I currently live in the Dominican Republic and study in an American school.
What's your nationality? What is it that gives you the right to live and work in Switzerland? Being born here isn't sufficient.
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

Check the profile for heaven's sake. Has dual nationality: Swiss/Dominican.
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Check the profile for heaven's sake. Has dual nationality: Swiss/Dominican.
Sorry, it's the fact that he states he's a foreigner that threw me.
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Old 28.02.2018, 10:42
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Sorry, it's the fact that he states he's a foreigner that threw me.
Me as well, but I checked the profile. Should have written Swiss Abroad.

Never the less, guy/gall needs a place to live and an 1st years apprenticeship salary is hardly more than a nice piece of pocket money but not enough to live on it.

Also as the dydy is 16 they might need a legal guardian from KESB (until 18th birthday) if none of the parents are in Switzerland.

@dydy Do you have any relatives back here in Switzerland where you could stay for 3 to 4 years?

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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

I posted a link to educationsuisse....

I have friends who take such young adults (Swiss abroad) into their home for some time, especially if they prepare for going to Uni or if they want to find an apprenticeship or do an internship.I'm pretty sure their proteges were 18 or some more. They have made amazing friendships and became surrogate parents.
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Old 28.02.2018, 10:57
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

I think another thing is - the system logically caters to students who have been here, who have done the whole gradual intro of discovery mini-internships, a few days interships, moved onto a couple of week internships and worked closely with career advisors. All this before they leave post-obl schools. To show up and accept the choice that is here is probably the best mindset. And the fact that it may take a couple of years to actually find a placement. Those who found something for the next round of apprentissage (Aug), have mostly worked on it in a particular way for years. Companies sign apprentissage contract with dependable students (they often also request exams), a new comer might have to work extra longer on this. Hotel/resto/tourism apprentissage sounds like good options to me.
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

Sorry my bad, I have dual citizenship, Swiss and Dominican. I guess since i studied here i would be considered a foreigner over there. My father lives in Switzerland so i would be living with him. Thanks for all the info and links it helped me a lot !
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Old 28.02.2018, 22:44
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

If you are Swiss, you are Swiss and not a foreigner.

Other nationalities that you posess are irrelevent.

Same for your schooling.

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Sorry, it's the fact that he states he's a foreigner that threw me.
He didn't.
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Old 28.02.2018, 23:04
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He didn't.
Er, did you read the thread title? It implies he is not Swiss.
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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

Yeah, missed that bit. Too busy reading the posts to worry about the thread title!
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Is there anyway that i can change the title? I guess its confusing people, but yes i am a Swiss living abroad

Also another question, can I go to university with an apprenticeship?

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Re: Apprenticeship for a foreigner

How’s your written German? A KV apprenticeship demands a good command of writing skills in German.

I think doing an apprenticeship is an excellent idea. Think about where your passion lies and then go for it. I’m sure your Dad will help you to contact the correct agencies that will set you up for a solid education in the field of your choice.
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Check the profile for heaven's sake. Has dual nationality: Swiss/Dominican.
Well, Mrs. Fleecestaealer, some people are too busy to read profiles. To get past the title is a lot harder, you know

Oh and I was surprised to see you trusted the profile this time as last time one had Swiss nationality you doubted that because "his English is too good"
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