Commercial apprentice EFZ (E and M profile)

Sector Food industry

Your training

Duration: Three years

Rotation: Six-monthly rotations in two different departments per year of apprenticeship:

Departments in first year of apprenticeship

Departments in second year of apprenticeship Departments in third year of apprenticeship

Customer service

Purchasing Finance


International customer service Marketing

Customer order processing

Communication HR

Location: Neuenegg

Level: E and M profile

Vocational school: WKS KV Bern

School days: First and second year of apprenticeship, two days
                       Third year of apprenticeship, one day (M profile two days)

Inter-company courses: Six courses during the apprenticeship

Qualification: Commercial apprenticeship EFZ

Your job

  • Complex information processing and correspondence in German, French and English
  • Advising customers over the phone and at the counter 
  • Accounting and invoicing
  • Working in the Marketing department, e.g. on a new advertising campaign 
  • Processing orders
  • Organising meetings and events

What you offer

  • You have finished secondary school (Sekundarschule)
  • You have an excellent knowledge of German and good knowledge of English and French 
  • You are interested in business tasks and enjoy working on a computer (typing)
  • You have a flair for numbers 
  • You have excellent organisational skills 
  • You are a real team player and enjoy working with others 
  • You are reliable and thorough

Your future

After you’ve completed your commercial apprenticeship, you will be a sought-after specialist in all areas of business and administration, with the opportunity to specialise and continue training in a range of fields (e.g. purchasing, sales, export, marketing, finance, HR). You can also get your vocational diploma and start on a degree at a technical college or higher technical college.