Press Release

“Great Place to Start” – PostFinance wins an award for providing exemplary apprenticeships

PostFinance’s Competence Center for Young Professionals (CCYP) has been presented with the “Great Place to Start” award as one of the best apprenticeship providers in Switzerland for 2018. The award recognizes companies with an exemplary workplace culture for apprentices. The company training scheme and an anonymous survey conducted amongst apprentices carry equal weighting in the certification procedure. 

The report by Great Place to Work® concluded that CCYP apprentices have a high degree of job satisfaction, enjoy their work and have confidence in their training provider. In particular, they appreciate the constructive approach to mistakes, the strong team spirit and opportunity to work independently. “We’re very proud of the fact that we’ve received the “Great Place to Start” award,” said Thomas Käser, Head of CCYP. “At CCYP, the apprentices take center stage. We aim to create enthusiasm for life-long learning and encourage our talented young people to develop their individual skills as they are the future after all,” he added. The award is a testament to the work put in daily by the entire CCYP management and apprenticeship team. The training places great emphasis on individual responsibility and creativity. “We organize our work independently using agile working methods and are able to assume a great deal of responsibility at an early stage. People here are always open to innovations and ideas. We also receive excellent technical training,” said one CCYP apprentice in the anonymous survey.

The CCYP is a breeding ground for the ICT professions at PostFinance, providing a continual supply of qualified specialists. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the apprenticeship center trains the professionals of the future in the fields of IT, mediamatics, interactive media design and commercial apprenticeships. 

Great Place to Work® is a consultancy firm with subsidiaries in over 50 countries. The ranking of the best employers by Great Place to Work® is the best-known and largest initiative worldwide aimed at improving workplace culture, with around 10,000 companies surveyed each year. Great Place to Work® Switzerland was founded in 2008 in Zurich. The national benchmark competition “Switzerland’s best employer” – in which companies of all sizes and from all sectors and regions can take part – has been held annually since 2009.