Trainee programme

Make the leap to practical work

Are you looking for a new challenge and ready to start your career? At PostFinance, you can take on responsibility, work on different projects and establish your own network. Have a say in what your trainee programme should look like.

Individual. Project-based. Varied.

One year, two areas of application and various projects. We have continued to develop our trainee programme so you can lay the foundations for your career according to your needs. You can already decide in your application where you would like your first placement to be. You then choose your second placement yourself. 20 percent of your work time is available for projects.

You arrange the area of application and projects yourself via a marketplace and decide what your year at PostFinance should look like. Targeted workshops will help you to continue to develop, both professionally and personally. By completing a wide range of tasks, you will have the best opportunities to network with others and benefit from the knowledge of many different employees. And remember – a healthy dose of fun is guaranteed. Sounds perfect for you?

Key information at a glance

Level of employment
80% to 100%
12 months – two areas of application (60% to 80%) and various projects (20%)
Start date
March 2019
CHF 78,000 per year
Additional benefits
free half-fare travelcard or discounted GA travelcard, numerous preferential offers for Swiss Post staff
Areas of application
(month 1 - 6 )
customer experience management, investment marketing, solution engineering, compliance services, IT security, risk management, strategy and research, innovation
  • Customer Experience Management

    As part of the Customer Experience Management (CEM) team, you’ll get the chance to help transform and strengthen PostFinance’s customer focus. As a trainee, you’ll be involved in the full range of CEM projects as well as applying design thinking methods, organizing training such as brown bag sessions, and then running them.

    Investment Marketing

    You’ll work in the field of investment. In your role as trainee, you’ll work on marketing activities for investment products and provide support with the rollout of new digital investment solutions, while also working on the day-to-day management of investment funds and on projects.

    Solution Engineering

    In the agile Solution Engineering team, you’ll look after the requirements engineering and management processes and help to develop Polarion, the tool which is used. You’ll parametrize components and produce evaluations in SQL and Apache Lucene. You’ll tackle current user requirements in terms of changes and upgrades based on the backlog of priorities.

    Compliance Services

    As a trainee in the Compliance Services team, you’ll work in the field of law. You’ll get the chance to work on the day-to-day business of operational compliance. The Compliance Services team is responsible for the analysis of business relationships and higher-risk transactions, the operational implementation of tax compliance and clarifications in accordance with the customer acceptance and continuance policy.


    Exciting challenges involving the detection of cyber attacks await you at IT Security. Your tasks will involve big data, data analytics, anomaly recognition and the (automatic) processing of incidents. At IT Security, you’ll map out suitable concepts with your colleagues and help to implement them.

    Risk Management

    As part of the Risk Management team, you’ll focus intensively on the financial risks of PostFinance’s balance sheet – whether in the form of analyses, developing methods or producing specific controlling techniques. You’ll also work on projects and on day-to-day operations, such as the reporting of financial risks or the daily monitoring of key figures.

    Strategy and Research

    As a trainee in the Strategy and Research team, you’ll work on PostFinance’s strategic development into a digital powerhouse. In cooperation with other organizational units, the team maps out the corporate strategy and produces strategic concepts on matters such as digital banking for private and business customers as well as the future of payment transactions.

    PF Lab and Innovation

    As part of the Innovation team, you’ll be actively involved in search field analysis. This includes start-up screening, environmental analysis as well as the analysis of trends, technologies and requirements. In your role as a trainee, you’ll identify customer requirements, derive business ideas from them and produce business models. After acquiring key innovation skills and getting to grips with various methods, you’ll work independently on your own innovation project. You’ll also help to develop and improve the Innovation team’s services and working methods.

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First-hand accounts – our trainees talk about their job

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  • “During my studies, I was never quite sure what direction I wanted to take. So I worked in different fields while I was studying, and I came to realize that I was particularly drawn to marketing and communication. As a trainee, I have the opportunity to become more familiar with these fields in practice. I particularly appreciate the varied nature of the work. I manage campaigns independently and work directly with agencies, while having to consider the various needs of internal stakeholders. This gives me the opportunity to assume responsibility and learn something new every day.” 

  • “The people were what did it for me. I first encountered PostFinance at a graduate fair. The positive air of the people won me over right from the start, and my impression was confirmed in my interviews and my first few days at work. The way I was welcomed into my team was amazing. I get the opportunity to look into many different projects and assume responsibility for sub-projects. And my relationships with the other trainees are also great. We’re all different, but we complement and get on with each other really well. You can see it from the fact that we do things together in our spare time. The best example: a skiing weekend we organized together on our own initiative.”