Career profile


VET ordinance of November 3, 2008, Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET).


Professional prospects

  • Project manager in design
  • Technical commercial assistant
  • Technician TS
  • Engineer FH


Apprenticeships at MÄGERLE

We accept an apprentice every second year.

Training curriculum

How the apprenticeship is structured

You can complete your vocational training in four years. Designers are trained in the in-house training facility and attend vocational school for a maximum of two days a week. After the first two years, you will sit a 'partial exam' to complete your basic training. The second half of your training will consist of specialized training in your field of work.

Practical training

Basic training (2 years):

  • Four months external training (drawing / design technology)
  • A nine-month 'workshop internship' in our own production facility (production technology).

Drawing technology

  • Drawing content
  • Technical documentation
  • Standards
  • Document management

Design technology

  • Analysis, planning
  • Implementation
  • Optimization
  • Design recommendations

Production technology

  • Manufacturing technology
  • Joining technology
  • Assembly technology

Specialized training (2 years):

In this part of their training, apprentices deepen their knowledge and hone their skills by learning through example and working on productive jobs and projects.

Vocational school

Vocational education

The subjects include:

  • General Education - Material and Manufacturing Technology - Mathematics
  • Learning and Working Practices - Drawing and Machine Technology - Physics
  • Technical English - Electrical and Control Engineering - IT
  • PE and sports - Inter-professional projects

After four years of vocational training, the vocational school will assess the theoretical subjects through the qualification procedure.

Vocational baccalaureate diploma (FVB)

After passing an entrance exam, apprentices can attend the vocational secondary school and complete it with the vocational baccalaureate diploma.


Personal & academic requirements

  • Interest in drawing and design, diligent approach to work
  • Spatial intelligence / logical thinking
  • Good understanding of and interest in technology
  • Interest in mathematics, geometry and physics
  • Interest in working with computers and in a team
  • Completion of junior or senior high school


Fabienne Schläppi
Project Manager Technology, Mechanics
Allmendstrasse 50
8320 Fehraltorf


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