Grid electrician VET (energy)

As a grid electrician, you will build and maintain energy, telecommunications and catenary systems. In the field of energy, you will help ensure that public transport and customers from industry, commerce, retail and private households have a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly supply of electrical energy.

What we’re looking for

  • You are interested in electricity and energy.
  • You have a good understanding of technology and are quick to grasp new concepts.
  • You have a head for heights, enjoy working outdoors and with your hands, and are in great health.
  • You are focused, responsible and reliable in your work.
  • You enjoy being on the go a lot and working in a team.

How a grid electrician apprenticeship works

Every year, the BKW Group offers several apprenticeships for federally certified (VET) grid electricians. 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: 3 years

Locations: various locations within the area of the training company

Training days: 1 day a week

External courses: 10 weeks

Other options: Federal Vocational Baccalaureate

You’ve done it!

You have successfully completed your apprenticeship. But what happens next?
As a grid electrician 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 a Federal Vocational Baccalaureate or take on further training as a grid or maintenance specialist 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 a grid electrician, 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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