Career starters

Are you ready to start your career? Discover the exciting opportunities at SWITCH.

SWITCH is a company that offers talented young people several ways of gaining professional experience at the start of their careers. Start your professional life with either a part-time job or an internship. Arrange your working hours so that you can work part-time while you study. Once you’ve completed your training, you have the option of applying for a junior position in IT. Alternatively, dive in head first and complete your ICT apprenticeship at SWITCH.

We offer you a meaningful job in an organisation that creates the greatest possible benefit for educational and research institutions. We look forward to receiving your application.

Complete your apprenticeship in Computer Science

Complete your apprenticeship in Computer Science

Would you like to develop apps and find creative solutions to complex problems for our customers? Then apply for the four-year apprenticeship with SWITCH to become a computer scientist with a Swiss federal proficiency certificate (EFZ) specialising in application and platform development. During your apprenticeship, you’ll gain familiarity with various departments with supervision by motivated and qualified vocational trainers. You will complete the basic apprenticeship year at the vocational training centre.
SWITCH is looking for creative young people who are high achievers in mathematical and scientific subjects. Logical thinking, creativity and a high level of concentration are very important for this position.
We hold an open day in the spring. You’ll find the next dates further down on this page. Can’t find a published date? Then write to us if you’re interested.

Get started with an internship in IT

Get started with an internship in IT

Get started with an internship in ITDuring an internship, you’ll gain an in-depth insight into our work and get to know our clients and the range of services we offer. Our internships usually last between six and 12 months. Part-time options are also available. Experienced SWITCHies are on hand to coach you. Our students’ defining traits are their outstanding initiative and enthusiasm for learning. We regularly advertise the following vacancies: DevOps Engineer, Software Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Security Engineer, Network Engineer

Join as a junior and carve out a career

Join as a junior and carve out a career

Students and juniors with up to three years of professional experience can quickly acquire extensive expertise at SWITCH – both on and off the job. We’re always on the lookout for talented computer science, business information systems and electrical engineering students to fill positions such as Junior Network Engineer, Security Engineer or System Administrator.
We offer committed young people interesting opportunities for promotion. Shoulder more responsibility or even take ownership of a project if you’re looking for a new challenge. In addition to our numerous benefits, you will also enjoy a healthy work-life balance at SWITCH.

Events calendar

Apprentice Days | January

Candidates who have already made it into the second round of applications for our apprenticeship can get to know SWITCH and gain their first insights into our IT operations.

Conecto ZHAW | 3 March 2022

Come to our booth at Conecto ZHAW, Switzerland’s largest contact fair for universities of applied sciences, for graduates of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

How the application process works

1. Send us your application

Apply for your chosen advertised position using our website. Upload your prepared cover letter and CV (minimum requirements), as well as other relevant documents as PDF files to our platform.

2. Look out for our invite

We will review your application and invite suitable applicants for an initial interview. There will be a second round of interviews if both you and we are still interested in working together after the first round.

3. Sign the contract

If both you and we believe that we’d like to work together in future, we will clarify the last unanswered questions. After that, you will sign your employment contract. Welcome to SWITCH!

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