Berne, 03 August 2016
In early August, 62 apprentices will begin their training as IT specialists and 85 as mediamaticians at the ICT company. New training programmes in media design are designed to help meet the high demand in this field. Interactive media designers develop concepts for demanding interactive digital media such as Web sites, apps, audio, video and 3D files and help create multimedia platforms for customers.
There is also increased demand for telematics technicians, who install our digital offerings at customer locations and on systems. As a result, more apprentices are training for ICT professions than in any other educational field.
Swisscom has been committed to vocational education and training for many years, and the company knows the importance of constantly adapting its training to changing demands. “We help our apprentices become employable by offering training programmes that are both attractive and adapted to the needs of business in Switzerland,” says Marc Marthaler, Head of Next Generation at Swisscom. “This includes our unique training model, which features projects from the different Swisscom divisions, projects which the apprentices apply for themselves, thus taking on responsibilities from the outset.”
The apprenticeship to become a retail expert remains popular: 67 young men and 29 young women have chosen to enter this career. By contrast, the number of apprentices for commercial and office assistants is falling. The training programme for customer service experts, which Swisscom and other providers developed in association with Callnet, has now established itself.
Swisscom also paves the way for high-school graduates to become IT technicians or mediamaticians: 21 new apprentices will begin a two-year “Way-up” fast-track apprenticeship programme for high-school graduates. The bachelor degree course with integrated practicein IT (PiBS), launched last year together with the Brig University of Applied Sciences, will also now be expanded to other universities of applied sciences. Five people will start this four-year dual training programme, which will lead to them gaining a bachelor’s degree as well as practical professional experience.
This summer, 263 apprentices — more than 95% of the total — completed their training with Swisscom. About half of these graduates will obtain their next professional experience within the company.
In total, Swisscom employs some 865 trainees across Switzerland in eight job profiles.