Sanitation installer VET

As a sanitation installer, you will install water, natural gas and wastewater systems in new buildings and conversions. You will install, maintain and repair sanitary facilities such as bathtubs, toilets and washbasins. You pay attention to energy and water consumption efficiency and your area of work is the construction site or the existing building.

What we’re looking for

  • You are interested in water and pipe systems.
  • You have good manual skills and a gift for practical work.
  • You have good spatial awareness and understand technical things quickly.
  • You also enjoy working with your hands, are physically fit and in good health.
  • You can work independently, but you also enjoy working as part of a team and talking to others.

How a sanitation installer apprenticeship works

Every year, the BKW Group offers several apprenticeships for federally certified (VET) sanitation installers in French-speaking Switzerland. During your apprenticeship, you will work on numerous interesting projects and help us build buildings. 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: on construction sites or in existing buildings

Training days: 1 day a week

External courses: 2–3 weeks per apprenticeship year

Extras: work clothing and safety shoes

You’ve done it!


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

As a sanitation 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 a Federal Vocational Baccalaureate or take on further training as a building technology project manager or energy consultant 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 the day-to-day work as a sanitation 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
Vocational Training Expert
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