Trainee programme

Our trainee programme supports you at the start of your career and gives you the perfect start to your professional life. Trainees work in various departments, which systematically integrates them into the company and prepares them to take on responsibility and work towards professional goals.

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«The trainee programme offers me the unique opportunity to gradually get acquainted with my future job and to gain practical experience, which drives my professional development. I particularly appreciate the individual support and mentoring, which provide me with valuable insights.»
Rafael Bötschi, Energy & Transport Trainee, Arnold AG

Facts about the trainee programme


The programmes usually start in early September or early March.


The programme lasts 18 months and you will usually spend six-month stints in three different departments.

areas of work

We will determine the areas of work you will get to know before we post the job and publish them in the job notice.

subject areas

There are programmes in different subject areas, depending on the needs of our departments: e.g. electrical engineering, energy management or engineering


During your trainee period, you will work on numerous exciting projects. You will be able to contribute your interests and professional goals and focus on developing them.


As a trainee, you will earn CHF 79,500 or more, depending on your degree


Personal support throughout the entire programme for both professional and personal questions.


Towards the end of the programme, we’ll get together and look at how your career at BKW might continue. There’s no guarantee of permanent employment, but that’s certainly our goal if both sides are happy.

Positions are advertised in March and October. Subscribe to the job alerts and receive all trainee vacancies by email.

Positions are advertised in March and October. Subscribe to the job alerts and receive all trainee vacancies by email.

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Obtain relevant practical experience with us

We offer several trainee programmes each year for ambitious university graduates in a wide range of subject areas. Start your career at the BKW Group:

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How to apply

  1. 1. step

    Jobs are advertised throughout the year. Subscribe to our job profile to make sure you don't miss anything.

  2. 2. step

    Send us your complete application (CV, current grades). Just so you know: a cover letter is not mandatory, but you can use a tailored letter to highlight your motivation for seeking the position and help us understand in more detail why you’re applying.

  3. 3. step

    We’ll review your application carefully and, if we think you might be a good fit, we’ll invite you to meet with us.

  4. 4. step

    There will be an initial meeting with HR so we can find out more about your motivation, career aspirations and plans (online).

  5. 5. step

    In the second interview, you will have a chance to discuss specialist topics on site with experts from your future area and you will get to know the working environment in person.

  6. 6. step

    If both sides are happy, you’ll receive an offer: welcome to BKW! 


[Translate to EN:] melanie reber