Almost all companies can train apprentices. How do you become a training provider?
Conditions to be met
To become a training provider, a company must satisfy the following conditions:
- Management and employees are motivated to train apprentices.
- The company has enough areas of activity for apprentices to be able to acquire the skills defined in the Order on Training and be allocated to productive tasks.
- An employee has a federal certificate of competence (CFC) for the profession in question and has completed the course for trainers.
The cantonal vocational training office checks whether the required conditions have all been met. Where applicable, it grants authorization to train apprentices. The cantonal vocational training office and the relevant professional organization are available to training providers for any queries regarding initial vocational training (Bildung von Berufsbildner/innen in Lehrbetrieben (only in German)).