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Press release

Swisscom is bridging the post-apprenticeship gap

Berne, 28 May 2009

This August, thousands of newly qualified trainees all over Switzerland will be starting the search for a permanent job. Swisscom is responding to the current difficult job market situation for trainees with a bridging programme. The programme is aimed at young people who, having completed an apprenticeship at Swisscom, have neither found a job nor lined up any further training, trips abroad, military service or the like. The bridging period is limited to a maximum of nine months.

Around 221 trainees will complete their training at Swisscom at the end of the summer, but in the current difficult economic climate, not all of them will be able to find a permanent job straightaway. So Swisscom is implementing a variety of measures to help its trainees get a foot on the career ladder.
  • Every vacancy will be assessed to determine whether it could be filled by a newly qualified trainee first.
  • External temporary employees will be replaced by trainees (for a fixed term) where possible and appropriate
  • The "JobBridge 09" bridging programme will be launched. This will involve fixed-term employment of newly qualified trainees. The period of employment is between three and nine months.

The bridging programme and temporary employment will give trainees more time to look for a permanent position. The advantage for the young professionals is that they can give notice on a Job Bridge placement at any time within 30 days to the end of a month, as soon as they have found a permanent position. Swisscom is thereby embracing its social responsibility as a sustainable employer by enabling young people to stay in work, gain more work experience and therefore improve their prospects in the job market.


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern