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.


Employment level 80% to 100% 60% to 80% Place of work 1 and 2 (6 month each) 20% Projects (Introduction 1 month, projects 11 month)


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
CHF 78,000 per year
Additional benefits
free half-fare travelcard or discounted GA travelcard, numerous preferential offers for Swiss Post staff
Application period
Approx. October 2021

Job vacancies for trainees

First-hand accounts – our trainees talk about their job

Evelyne Rüegg

Trainee in Marketing

“As a trainee in retail marketing, I was introduced to practical tools and a number of different methods that help me find out what the real customer requirements are, and to come up with marketing campaigns based on the findings. During my studies in St. Gallen, the focus was on theoretical concepts and developing marketing campaigns for practical work projects. My colleagues at PostFinance were always open to my ideas and happy to answer my questions, and I was able to implement sub-projects myself. As a PostFinance trainee, I can proactively give my own input, and actually have an impact. I am part of a unique working culture that I have really grown to appreciate. What I really like about it is how open my colleagues are, and how easy it is to get along with the team and how personal it all is.”

Samuel Wüthrich

Risk Management Trainee

“Ready, steady, go!” Having been instantly captivated by the openness and friendliness of the PostFinance staff at a graduate job fair, I actually ended up becoming a trainee in risk management a few months later in Berne. From the very first day, I was able to give my own opinion on a number of really interesting finance-related topics, and even take on some responsibility for individual sub-projects. During my traineeship I was introduced to a number of different methods, and I also acquired some specialist knowledge. It is extraordinary the way I was welcomed to the team, who both challenged me and supported me in equal measure. I always feel trusted implicitly, and I can develop without overly high expectations placed on me. I feel the trainee programme in fact surpassed my own personal expectations of the job, team and my colleagues.”