The Swiss Post trainee programme
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Take your future into your own hands: experience 18 unparalleled months together with other trainees in Swiss Post’s trainee programme.

Your profile

We’re looking for people who question things, develop ideas and take a position. What you have to offer:

  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in business administration or economics, communication or psychology. You graduated no more than one and a half years before the start of the programme.

  • You are not older than 31 at the start of the programme.

  • You have already gained initial work experience in internships or part-time jobs.

  • You have a good command of German, French and English.

  • Your thinking is joined up, you show initiative and you are a versatile and interested team player.


The trainee programme lasts 18 months and comprises two placements of nine months each. We will assign you to your first placement based on your skills and interests. You will find your second placement yourself. Depending on the needs of Swiss Post’s business units outside Switzerland, you may also complete a three to six-month placement abroad.

Possible placements

Trainee placements are available in the following areas:

  • Product management and marketing
  • Human resources
  • Development & Innovation
  • Project management
  • Finance
  • Group Audit
  • Sustainability
  • Process management
  • Communication

Individual advanced training and networking

At the same time as completing your placements, you will benefit from individual advanced training, customer-facing placements and opportunities for networking. Each trainee has a training budget of 4,000 francs at their disposal.

Start and place of work

The trainee programme starts twice a year, in May and in November. The trainee workplaces are located mainly in Bern.

Application process

The positions available in the trainee programme are advertised online in March and October. You can apply online. Make sure you meet the deadline for applications and specify your preferred placements. We will then need a little time to review your documents.

What happens next?

In the course of the application process, we use various tools.

Video interview

To begin with, we use a video interview, which you can record at any time and irrespective of your location.

Online assessment tools

We use assessment tools such as numerical and verbal tests. You decide when and where you complete the assessments. 

First interview

The trainee programme managers will conduct a structured interview with you. You will work on a case study or engage in a role playing exercise. After the first interview you will receive feedback. 

Second interview

Your second interview is with a manager from the unit at which your placement is planned. You may be asked to work on additional exercises. 


After the second interview, you will again receive feedback and we will inform you of our decision on your appointment.



Questions? Send us an e-mail.

Give us a call

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0848 85 8000

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