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Old 06.04.2012, 13:06
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Please help with the terminology. My daughter would like to do an apprenticeship in the hotel world. What is a "restauration angestellte"? Is it a waitress? I have been searching on the internet but cannot find a translation and the description of the job certainly sounds like a waitress to me.

We are also looking at hotel schools and found one in Chur that sounds interesting but our Swiss friends have advised us to only look at schools with Federal recognition because apparently if she completes a course with only cantonal recognition she may not be able to find a job in other cantons. Has anybody come across this?

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Re: Apprenticeships

To me it sounds like " Restaurant Employee ".

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angestellter

Apprentice = Lehrstelle

http://www.lehrstellenboerse.ch/

Waitress = Kellnerin
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Please help with the terminology. My daughter would like to do an apprenticeship in the hotel world. What is a "restauration angestellte"? Is it a waitress?
It's a bit broader than that. Let's say it is the public part of the restaurant service, not the kitchen part. One can be waiter, but also chef de rang or even become restaurant manager if continuing and building up professional competence after that.
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Re: Apprenticeships

I'm no expert on Swiss Apprenticeships, but from what I gather the employer has a degree of flexibility in what duties they involve the apprentice in. I would suggest getting some clarity on from them before committing...ie will they get her to focus on just the waitressing or allow her to develop an understanding of the overall running of the place: finances, wages, ordering, etc, etc.
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Re: Apprenticeships

There are several possibilities.

http://www.hotelgastro.ch/standard.c...230&language=1
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Re: Apprenticeships

I think you need to get some sensible advice here. There exists in Switzerland an organisation advising the public on education and training. It is extremely useful for school leavers and will give free competant advice, there are pamphlets and books at the centres, but it would be best to ask for an interview. It is a part of the cantonal education department.

Berufs Information Zentrum, BIZ, are in most Cantons, including Zug where you live and Graubunden where she wants to study.

http://www.zug.ch/behoerden/direktio...berufsberatung

http://www.gr.ch/DE/institutionen/ve...n/default.aspx

The Hotel industry is a very serious profession, and I think your daughter needs to avoid a half baked training course. She is probably bi-lingual and she can build on that by taking a proper hotel industry recognised apprenticeship, and the BIZ will be the best place to get some impartial and up to date advice. She will learn hotel management, languages, wine cellar, cooking, and of course waitressing.
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