Trainee programme

You have goals – we’ll take you further.

Do you think in a joined-up way and enjoy responsibility? Like pursuing and committing to bold, innovative solutions? Then you’ve come to the right place! Our trainee programme will help you attain your goals. Launch your career at PostFinance and gain an extensive insight into one of Switzerland’s leading financial service providers over a 12-month period.

An overview of our trainee programme

12 months
Always in March
Level of employment
CHF 78,000 per annum
Application period
18 September to 08 October 2023 for a start in March 2024
October 2024 for a start in March 2025

Programme schedule

One year, two exciting placements and many different projects. Our trainee programme lays the foundation for your career and helps you to discover which direction you’d like to develop in.

During your trainee programme, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of two departments, spending six months in each. Your application determines the first placement. You then decide on the second one. You also have the opportunity to spend 20 percent of your time working on and driving forward projects outside of your placements. Here you can choose between exciting projects from the entire PostFinance world, giving you the chance to find out what you’re really interested in.

Targeted workshops and your personal training budget will help you to continue developing, both professionally and personally. By completing a wide range of tasks, you’ll have the best opportunities to network with others and to benefit from the knowledge of many different employees from various departments. You decide what your year at PostFinance will look like – based entirely on your interests.

Placements starting in March 2024

  • Asset Management Solutions / Investment Center
  • Compliance Office
  • Controlling
  • Data Management & Governance
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Internal Auditing (exception: placement lasts 12 months)
  • Research
  • Shopping & Merchants Solutions

What you should bring as a trainee

Different skills are needed to meet requirements depending on the specialist unit. We’re looking for people who think and act boldly, i.e. doers, for our trainee programme.

What you’ll bring:

  • You’ll have graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree (traditional university/university of applied sciences) within two years of the start of the programme.
  • You have already gained initial work experience in internships or part-time jobs.
  • You have a strong command of German.
  • You think and act in a joined-up way, display initiative and enthusiasm for progress, your decision-making is based on data and facts and you’re a great team player.

Your benefits as a trainee

Professional and personal development

  • You’ll assume responsibility early on and will be involved in operational and conceptual tasks and projects.
  • You’ll have a CHF 3,000 training and development budget available to acquire the specific skills you need.
  • Regular development and feedback meetings throughout the traineeship will help you to constantly improve.
  • In addition to your work in this specialist unit, you’ll have the chance to undertake mini-internships at our Customer Center, a branch and the accounting department so you get to know our business inside out.

Developing your network at PostFinance

  • You’ll gain an insight into various departments within PostFinance.
  • The close contact and networking events with other trainees and graduate interns means you’ll develop an extensive network.
  • Even during your trainee programme, you can take part in the regular trainee-alumni meetings of Swiss Post and PostFinance to benefit from the experiences of (former) trainees.

Apply now as a trainee – here’s how

  • Apply online for the traineeship via our vacancies page. For a full application, we just need your CV and references. Tell us about your placement preferences when you send your application. Optionally, you can tell us about why you’d like to join our programme. You’ll receive an automatic confirmation of receipt after sending your application.

  • We’ll take the time to look at your documents. You can follow the status of your application at any time via your The link will open in a new window candidate profile.

    • If your application matches the profile we’re looking for, we’ll let you know about the next stages in the process.
    • If we’re unable to consider your application, you’ll receive a written rejection letter.

    Due to the large number of applications, we are unable to provide individual feedback for every rejected candidate. We appreciate your understanding. Maybe you’ll be successful next time? Find out about current exciting job opportunities via our Jobmail  or join our PostFinance Talent Community  to be the first to know as soon as we have traineeships available.

  • We look forward to getting to know the person behind the application better. You’ll be invited to a time-saving video interview. We want to get to know you better as a person to decide whether we’re a good fit.

    After reviewing all the video interviews, we’ll invite you to our trainee selection day. If we’re unable to consider your application any further, you’ll receive a written rejection letter. If you require detailed feedback, please get in touch with the contact person indicated in the advertisement.

  • On our trainee selection day in November, you will have the opportunity to ask current trainees your questions. Interviews and a case study will also take place. Our selection day allows you to find out more about PostFinance, your tasks and the general conditions.

    We advise you to take the opportunity to ask lots of questions so you can make the best decision for you and your career.

  • After a thorough assessment of candidates, we’ll inform you verbally whether or not you’ve been offered the job.

    If you’re offered the job, we’ll send you confirmation of employment and then your personal individual employment contract. You’ve done it! Congratulations and welcome to PostFinance. We look forward to working with you.

    Even if you’re unsuccessful, make sure to keep in touch with us and subscribe to our Jobmail. We’d be delighted if you applied again.

  • In the first few weeks you’ll get to know your team, your tasks and the relevant tools. You’ll also attend your first information and networking event with the other interns and the entry programme managers. At the “Welcome to PostFinance” event, you’ll meet many other new employees, expand your network and find out about our strategy, vision and the various units.

Our current and former trainees

Want to know what trainees do at PostFinance? Or what they thought of their individual training programme and which placements they did? Or do you simply want to chat and ask burning questions? Get to know our trainees and alumni and gain exclusive insights into our trainee programme.

  • Internal Audit Specialist

    “PostFinance impressed me even during the application process for the trainee position. The process and all the communication were clear, understandable and friendly. That was also my experience during my trainee year. I completed my trainee year in Internal Auditing (IR). My team and the other employees I worked with were always very open and helpful. The discussions among the trainees were also very valuable and helped me to get to know new departments and perspectives. In addition, we had various workshops as a group that enabled us to develop both professionally and personally. As a trainee in IR, I was able to take on responsible tasks right from the start and received very individual support and guidance. As part of the auditing activities, I had the opportunity to gain an insight into various departments and their processes at PostFinance. As well as specialist audits, I was able to carry out data analyses for audits in my team, which is responsible for data analysis and digital transformation, and conduct topic-related training for the entire IR team. I always felt that my work was appreciated, which is why I was very pleased to be offered a permanent position after completing my trainee year. I am currently working as a specialist in Internal Auditing. I will enrol at university for my Master’s degree in the autumn. PostFinance gives me a lot of flexibility, so I will be able to reduce my workload accordingly.”


  • Risk Management expert

    Having been instantly captivated by the openness and friendliness of the PostFinance staff at a graduate job fair in autumn 2018, I actually ended up becoming a trainee in risk management a few months later in Bern. 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. I was both challenged and encouraged in equal measure and was able to acquire the specialist and personal skills required for my current position as an interest-rate risk manager. In this role, my colleagues and I monitor the interest differential business on a daily basis and look for ways in which PostFinance can profitably invest the customer deposits entrusted to it on the capital markets. The trainee programme was the perfect preparation for this challenging job.”


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