Apprenticeship as IT specialist in systems engineering

As an IT specialist in systems engineering with a Federal VET Diploma, you’ll share responsibility for planning, setting up and maintaining information systems, networks and IT infrastructure.

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What you need to boost your chances of getting an apprenticeship

  • Good grades at secondary level A or B (especially in maths, natural sciences and English)
  • You have a logical way of thinking
  • You like working in a team
  • You’re quick to grasp new concepts
  • You have the ability to concentrate on your work and refuse to give up until problems are solved
  • You're open to new ideas

Training as an IT specialist in systems engineering

You will install hardware and software, update device configurations and train users. Security and protecting information are increasingly important factors here. In the first two years of your training, you’ll be given an insight into various areas of systems engineering. At the end of the second year, it’s up to you to decide which of these you would like to specialise in during the last two years of your training.

  • Duration of training 4 years
  • Location of training CSS head office, Lucerne
  • Classroom instruction 1st and 2nd year: 2 days a week; 3rd year: 1 day a week
  • Federal Vocational Baccalaureate possible

Are you interested?

We work with a professional applicant management platform. You can personalise your online application by uploading your CV (including a recent photo), a cover letter describing your motivation, your school certificates, any language diplomas / certificates, pre-vocational traineeship reports and checks (e.g. Multicheck).

How you benefit

GA Travelcard

We give you a free GA travelcard during your traineeship.

Informal atmosphere

Everyone is on first-name terms – from the interview onwards.


You get 6 weeks’ annual leave each year.

Final examination

We have excellent pass rates.


Attractive price reductions on your health insurance.

Cool events

Like the onboarding day, apprentice-only events and Christmas drinks.

Further training

You’ll have access to an outstanding programme of in-house courses.


We offer training with excellent future prospects.

Financial support

We pay for the learning materials you need.

Foreign-language skills promoted

We’ll pay a share of the costs of your next language course abroad or certificate.

Health partner

We offer a range of health-related measures both at and outside work.