Electrical installer VET

As an electrical installer, you will install and maintain electrical systems such as internet and electricity networks, lightning rods, alarm systems and automatic controls for ventilation, heating and lighting. You can expect a varied day-to-day schedule, working on major construction sites, in residential buildings or in industrial operations with a wide range of customer contacts.

What we’re looking for

  • You have an interest in electrical engineering, electricity and technology.
  • You are focused and precise in your work. You liked geometry, maths and physics at school.
  • You think logically and understand technical things quickly.
  • You like working with your hands, you’re skilled in manual labour and want to see what you’ve achieved at the end of a working day.
  • You like working independently and also enjoy communication within a team and contact with customers.

How an electrical installer apprenticeship works

Every year, the BKW Group offers apprenticeships for federally certified (VET) electrical installers. During your apprenticeship, you will work on numerous interesting projects and help us electrify the world. Here’s what your apprenticeship might look like day to day:

Benefit from our experience

We train more than 600 apprentices in 31 professions throughout Switzerland. During your apprenticeship at the BKW Group, you will be supported by reliable experts who will promote your strengths.


Become part of a sustainable future

At BKW, you will work on innovative solutions in the areas of digitalisation, the energy transition and urbanisation, so you will be making a valuable contribution to society and our environment.


Enjoy numerous benefits

With BKW, you receive a 13th monthly salary, bonuses for good performance, financial support for teaching materials, courses, season tickets for public transport, driving tests, laptops and many other benefits.


We’re here to support you

Reliable professionals with a great deal of specialist knowledge and professional vocational trainers are on hand to help you at all times – from the interview to the end of your apprenticeship.


We see diversity as an opportunity

Our employees are located in eight countries. People from more than 74 nationalities complement, inspire and learn from each other.

Duration: 4 years


Locations: Various private and commercial construction sites

Training days in 1st year of apprenticeship: 1 day a week

Training days from 2nd year on: 2 days every 2 weeks

External courses: 2–3 weeks per apprenticeship year

Other options: Federal Vocational Baccalaureate, apprenticeship & sport, Swiss Skills regional championships, first aid courses, examination for aerial work platforms

Extras: personal protective equipment to prevent falls

You’ve done it!


You have successfully completed your apprenticeship. But what happens next?

As an electrical installer with a VET diploma, you have chosen trailblazing basic training which you can build on to further your development.

At BKW, we offer a wide range of options.

  • In most cases, you can continue working for the BKW Group if that’s what you want.
  • You can sit for the Federal Vocational Baccalaureate or master diploma, or take on further training as a safety officer or project manager and reduce your workload to part-time.
  • Perhaps you have your eye on a higher position for which you need a degree (technical/vocational college or university of applied sciences)? We’ll help you work out how to get there.

Why not come and see for yourself with a preview day?

Get an inside view of our highly interesting and varied working environment. Our current apprentices will show you around, taking you through their day-to-day work and typical issues in their professional life. Sounds interesting? Then sign up for a preview day:


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Would you like to apply directly?

Perhaps you already have an idea of what it’s like to be an electrical installer and you want to get started on your dream job as soon as possible? Then why not train with the BKW Group? You can find our apprenticeship vacancies here:

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Filomena Welti
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