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Start your career at Swisscom, whether as an intern, trainee on a 2-year vocational programme or student completing a practical Bachelor's degree. Discover your options now and create the best prospects for your career start.

Matura holders

Practical Bachelor’s degree (PiBS)

Do you want to start work immediately following your Matura school-leaving qualification yet still pursue a degree course at university? Then you’ve come to the right place. The practical Bachelor’s degree (PiBS) in Computer Science unlocks many career possibilities for you in the digital world.

Key info in brief

What our PiBS students say

«Swisscom is amazingly versatile, so that goes for my projects, too. I work with the latest technologies to create the solutions of the future, from blockchain and machine learning to the Internet of Things and the cloud.»

Janick Rüegger, practical bachelor’s degree (PiBS) graduate in Computer Science


Swisscom offers a unique training approach in collaboration with various universities of applied sciences, such as Bern University of Applied Sciences or the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences and Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Combining study with practical experience turns you into a sought-after IT pro and improves your job prospects on the labour market.


Furthermore, at Swisscom you can apply your IT expertise in interesting topical areas like big data, cloud computing and information security. At the same time, you can widen your knowledge in the areas of software development, application programming, web technologies and computer networks.  

Your qualifications

You have passed your Matura and are interested in information and communication technologies. You find team work fun and you are conscientious and creative.

Course structure

You will work up to 20 hours a week at Swisscom, gaining practical IT experience in a variety of different projects. The rest of the week you focus on your computer science studies, following the blended learning model and attending lectures once a week. During the remaining study time, you pursue your learning goals on your own, supported by an interactive multimedia online learning platform.

Post-degree options

Master’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences or university; certification in specialist area; project management. You can find more information about the study programme on our partner websites.

Admission criteria

  • You have successfully obtained university entrance qualifications (Swiss Matura).
  • You do not yet have more than one year’s professional experience in an ICT or technical field of work (in such case, you would already meet the admission criteria for a university of applied sciences and would thus not be eligible for the PiBS).
  • You have not yet completed a university degree in computer science or have studied no more than three semesters at a UAS, University, Federal Institute of Technology or the Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Decisions on credits for academic achievements rest with the Programme Director. It is not possible to join a higher semester (lack of practical experience).
  • Before applying, take some time to familiarise yourself with the study model, the course content, possible areas of focus and the process – for example, by visiting www.ffhs.ch. There you will find details about PiBS Computer Science and can register for an initial consultation with the student advisory service.

Fast facts

Course duration: 4 years


Provider: Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW – we only support school model C – ‘Continuous Part-time Study’ in Winterthur), Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)


Study location: Bern and/or Zurich


Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science, federally protected and internationally recognised

Practical Bachelor’s degree (PiBS) apprenticeship positions 2023

What our PiBS students say

Matura holders

Way-up traineeship

The compact 2-year vocational computer science or mediamatics traineeship (Federal VET Diploma).

Key Way-up facts


Have you completed the Swiss Matura and would like to start your career in the fascinating world of ICT? Swisscom offers you a unique training approach with the compact computer science or mediamatics traineeship (Federal VET Diploma). You take on responsibility from day one, and independently apply to work on projects that interest you on an online marketplace.

During your two years of practical training, you will work for various business areas all over Switzerland to develop your personal and professional potential, alongside your studies at a vocational college. Start your career in a work environment where your ideas count and you can design your own training path.

Way-up traineeship in mediamatics (Federal VET Diploma)


Mediamatics technician Federal VET Diploma (Way-up)

● Apprenticeship positions 2024

Read what our Way-up trainees have to say

«What I like best about Swisscom is being able to choose my projects and take on a lot of responsibility. Like being project manager of national Digital Day, for example.»

Juan Zurbrügg, Way-up mediamatics trainee

Way-up computer science traineeship in application development or systems engineering (Federal VET Diploma)


Federal VET Diploma in Computer Science specialising in application development or systems engineering (Way-up)

● Apprenticeship positions 2024

«The highlight of my training at Swisscom was the #HackPepper Hackathon. Along with ETH students and Swisscom employees, I spent 48 hours programming the Pepper.»

Laura Lehardt, Way-up IT trainee


Springboard to the future

As a secondary school leaver or Matura holder, our internships give you the opportunity to work on fascinating projects. You gain important professional experience and thus lay the groundwork for your further training.

Key info in brief

You are motivated and fascinated by subjects related to digitisation. You are also keen to apply what you have learned at school in practice and develop your skills. The possibilities offered by a large company attract you, and you take responsibility for the tasks you perform at your workplace. We expect you to be both reliable and resourceful.

General conditions for Matura holders

Completed your Matura and looking to study at a university of applied sciences?


A Swisscom internship provides you with valuable practical experience, giving you the necessary professional experience (AWE) for study at a university of applied sciences. As an intern, you work with Swisscom for one year and experience the fascinating world of ICT up close.  

Middle school framework conditions

Have you completed the school-based part of your school-organised VET programme and are seeking a work placement to gain your Federal VET Diploma?


As part of your internship at Swisscom, you gain valuable practical experience and can thus complete the ‘company examination elements’ for the completion of your school-organised VET programme. As an intern, you work with Swisscom for one year and experience the fascinating world of ICT up close.  

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Do you still have questions?

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Your application

Do you have questions about the application process? We have summarised all the important information for you.


Here, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about your application.