Become a Certified Electrician (VET).

Take your first step into the world of work at cablex!

Certified Electrician (VET).

As a Certified Electrician with a Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (VET), you install the network behind the sockets and ensure seamless operation, whether that's installations and connections for electricity, telephony, internet and television, or for intelligent, energy-efficient building automations. 

During your four-year apprenticeship, you install electrical supply networks with all of the associated devices and systems in commercial and industrial buildings. You also take on installations of more complex networks and systems and learn to read and implement technical and schematic plans. You test and check the functionality, fix faults where necessary and take care of maintenance. 

Marion Stulz
by Marion Stulz
Human Resources

Key information at a glance.

This is what you can expect during your training as a Certified Electrician (VET).

  • A highly varied and engaging apprenticeship course with other apprentices across Switzerland and dedicated vocational trainers 
  • 4 year apprenticeship 
  • 1 to 2 days of vocational training per week and a total of 4 inter-company courses 
  • Supplementary support courses for your vocational training 
  • Business mobile and/or iPad 
  • Regular occupational health and safety training 
  • Workwear and safety equipment are provided (incl. laundry service for orange-coloured high-visibility clothing) 
Apprentice electrician receives instructions from his vocational trainer.
Apprentice electrician working on the electrical installation of Swisscom Logo.

These are the benefits of an apprenticeship at cablex.

  • Up to 32 days of leave per year 
  • 41 hours per week 
  • 13 monthly salaries 
  • Monthly flat-rate expenses for off-site meals and refreshments 
  • GA Travelcard Youth 2nd class or half fare 
  • Discount on private Swisscom products and services (up to CHF 50 per month) 
  • Special conditions from various providers (sport, events, leisure, technology, etc.) 

Insight into the day-to-day work of a Cert. Electrician (VET).

Do you like the sound of that? This is what we need from you.

  • School leaving certificate: You have completed compulsory education at the lower secondary level with very good results or at the upper secondary level with good results. Your strengths lie in geometry, mathematics and physics. You can communicate in German without any problems. 
  • Technical skills: You have a flair for technical and logical relationships. Electrical and electronic issues arouse your ambition. 
  • Manual skills: Thanks to your manual dexterity and fine motor skills, you complete manual work quickly and deftly. 
  • Weatherproof: Wind and weather don't knock you down easily and you have plenty of energy and enthusiasm for outdoor work. 
  • Conscientious: You work with concentration and precision. Even with the safety precautions, you must always remember that you work with electricity, and this requires responsible behaviour. 
  • Versatile: You like to be out and about – be it in commercial, office and industrial facilities, power plants or on construction sites. Thanks to your pleasant manner, you get along with everyone without any problems. 
  • Good perception of colours: You are not colour blind and can accurately distinguish the cable colours.

Have we convinced you? Apply now.

Incidentally: a taster course is part of the selection process when submitting an application, so you don't have to apply for a taster course separately.

Not ready to apply just yet? Keep reading.

Are you in the process of choosing a profession and would you like to experience your desired training profession in person with us?

Experience this exciting profession live and register with us for a taster apprenticeship

Desired training profession + your academic strengths = are they a match?

Would you like to take a closer look at the academic requirements for our three training professions or compare them with other training professions? No problem – anforderungsprofile.ch offers you the chance to do just that.

Want to know more about this exciting profession?

If so, we recommend that you take a look at e-chance.ch or eit.swiss. These will provide you with further information – including on possible career steps after your apprenticeship. 

Still have questions? We're here to help.

Sanja Knezevic – HR Business Partner

Sanja Knezevic

I will be glad to help answer your questions about an apprenticeship at one of the following locations: St. Gallen SG, Zürich ZH. 

Leyla Arabchahi – HR Business Partner

Leyla Arabchahi

I will be glad to help answer your questions about an apprenticeship at one of the following locations: Penthalaz VD, Genève GE. 

Karin Loosli – HR Business Partner

Karin Loosli

I will be glad to help answer your questions about an apprenticeship at one of the following locations: Gümligen BE. 

Sheila Gianini – HR Business Partner

Sheila Gianini

I will be glad to help answer your questions about an apprenticeship at one of the following locations: Giubiasco TI. 

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Apprentice network electricians working on a transmission tower.

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Two apprentice assembly electricians laying cable in a company building.

Certified Assembly Electrician (VET).

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