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Staff recruitment

As a Swiss company, Swisscom is committed to the Swiss employment market. In order to meet customer needs and remain competitive, Swisscom is prepared to work together with both domestic and international partners, on the condition that they satisfy Swisscom’s requirements as regards labour legislation and sustainability.

In the majority of cases, Swisscom first advertises available vacancies internally. When recruiting new employees, Swisscom seeks out individuals who are motivated and passionate about helping customers and who want to help shape the future of the networked world. At all company locations in Switzerland, Swisscom primarily endeavours to employ people who live in the area where they work.

In order to attract talented and highly motivated graduates, Swisscom cultivates close contact with universities and schools of applied sciences. Attending recruitment fairs and engaging in more advanced forms of cooperation such as guest lectures and workshops is very important to Swisscom. Many students gain initial professional experience at Swisscom during their studies either by working as interns or during the practical part of their Bachelor’s or Master’s course.

In August 2016, 325 young people started their apprenticeship at Swisscom. Swisscom is thus Switzerland’s largest trainer of ICT professionals. In 2016, Swisscom trained a total of 940 apprentices in technical and commercial apprenticeships. The Swisscom training model is designed to promote independence and personal accountability so as to support the apprentice’s personal development. Apprentices take an active role in devising their training so that it fits their individual priorities, and they apply within the company for different practical placements and learn from experienced employees during such placements.