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My partner and I will be relocating to Basel in June as I have a new job. He will be looking for work when we arrive and I wondered if anyone knows what the market is like in the security sector?

My partner is currently a Security Systems Engineer and works with CCTV & Access Control. He does not speak German at the moment but we will hopefully learn.

Any advice would be much appreciated, I really hope he can find something!

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Lauren
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Did some stuff with these guys a few years back...
https://www.universalsecurity.ch/
However the lack of German is going to be a killer.
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He might have to re-do some kind of CFC certification, tbh.
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Re: Security/CCTV Jobs

Thanks for your replies! This is helpful. He is working with a spouse support company but we did worry about the lack of German. I was hoping he would find a company that works on behalf of big firms so perhaps it would be less important.

Do you think they would expect fluent German or just an understanding of the basics?

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Thanks for your replies! This is helpful. He is working with a spouse support company but we did worry about the lack of German. I was hoping he would find a company that works on behalf of big firms so perhaps it would be less important.

Do you think they would expect fluent German or just an understanding of the basics?

Best wishes

Lauren
A certain piece of fluency would be expected, he is going to have to interact with a lot of customers. And you are in Switzerland so, especially in the boonies, you will hear a lot of: "You are in Switzerland, speak .....(insert one of the swiss languages)"
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Thanks for your replies! This is helpful. He is working with a spouse support company but we did worry about the lack of German. I was hoping he would find a company that works on behalf of big firms so perhaps it would be less important.

Do you think they would expect fluent German or just an understanding of the basics?

Best wishes

Lauren

What makes you think that because the company is big, or well known, they feel German is less important ?

For a security role, i imagine it must be important to communicate with a lot of other people in the common language, which is German in this case.
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