The training lasts 4 years and offers an interesting field of activity around trailers, superstructures, semi-trailers and special vehicles. Vehicle fitters work with a variety of different materials, with metal being the most important work material. They shape profiles and pipes into the desired shape. They work the workpieces and reconnect them later.
Vehicle fitters use plans to build the basic structure of a vehicle, assemble prepared parts, install the loading areas and equip the vehicle with the necessary accessories. The vehicle’s hydraulics and electrics are also part of the vehicle fitter’s area of responsibility. A completed apprenticeship as a vehicle fitter offers many opportunities for development and further training in technical professions.
One day per week
Eidg. Certificate of proficiency «Vehicle Mechanic» EFZ
Successfully completed secondary school or high school with good grades in geometry and mathematics
Strong manual skills, spatial awareness, good technical understanding, ability to work in a team and sense of responsibility
Higher technical examination
Higher technical school
University of Applied Sciences
Are you a team player and do you enjoy working with metal and all kinds of machines? Then the two-year apprenticeship as a metal construction trainee is right for you! During this time, you will be trained in the factory and attend various inter-company courses for six weeks.
Metal construction trainees weld on vehicles, assemble equipment, carry out simple work independently and help out in the company factory with assembly. They work with materials such as steel, aluminium or glass. They use hand tools, various equipments, and computer-controlled machines to produce different components. Metal construction trainees assemble these using a range of techniques. You learn how to bend, punch, drill, and weld.
One day per week
Eidg. Vocational Certificate “Metal Construction Trainee” EBA
Successfully completed high school
Craftsmanship, visual imagination and technical understanding
We have been awarded the title “Top Training Company”. The rating is awarded by the Swiss Car Bodywork Association (VCSI) to industry representatives who are committed to promoting young professional talent in their company and are motivated to optimize the quality of their training.
The “TOP Training Company” certification is divided into three levels. We are currently a 1st level company (as of October 2017). This award rewards companies that already meet basic criteria in the areas of establishment, recruitment, supervision of learners and training. We are committed to optimise and develop our training competence and ultimatley wish to achieve the level 3 certification after an audit. More information can be found here.
What kind of tasks does a car mechanic do? Watch the video of the Swiss Carrosserie Association (VSCI) here: