Career profile


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

Duration of training

You can complete your vocational training in four years. Polymechanics are trained in the in-house training department (1st learning location) and attend vocational school for a maximum of two days a week. At Mägerle we are currently offering specialized training in machine and component assembly.

Professional prospects

After completing vocational training and receiving the Swiss Certificate of Competence, there are many opportunities for further training open to polymechanics. Engineer (FH/BSc.), operations expert (Swiss Federal Certificate) Swiss Certified Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (m/f) Diploma for Industrial Supervisor and Machine Technician HF (m/f)

Apprenticeships at MÄGERLE

One or two places per year, alternately

Training curriculum

Practical training

Over the first two years of basic training, an emphasis is placed on broad foundational knowledge and skills. The emphasis is on such working techniques as drilling, thread cutting, turning, milling, grinding, assembling, calibrating and fine tuning, measuring, testing or commissioning. After these two years, the basic training of the polymechanic is externally checked by means of the so-called partial examination in the respective field of operation. In the second half of the vocational training, apprentices receive specialized training in their industrial field of work. In this part of their training, apprentices will deepen their knowledge and hone their skills by learning through example as they work on production orders and projects. Throughout the training period, multidisciplinary skills such as study and work methodology, creativity, flexibility, teamwork, independence, communication skills, etc. are cultivated. At Mägerle, apprentices attend inter-company courses in training centers (third place of learning) for particular specialist areas. After four years of vocational training, as part of a qualification procedure, the apprentice undertakes an 'individual production project' in our company or they sit an external written exam.


Vocational school

Vocational education

The training given at the vocational schools (2nd learning location) is carried out in stages. Profile G has basic requirements, and Profile E has advanced requirements. The profile levels can change during vocational training if levels of achievement are unsatisfactory. The vocational subjects are: General Education, Mathematics, IT, Learning and Work Practices, Physics, Electrical and Numerical Control Engineering, Technical English, Inter-disciplinary Projects, Material and Manufacturing Technology, Drawing and Machine Technology, PE and Sports. After four years of vocational training, the vocational school assesses theoretical subjects through the qualification procedure.

Vocational baccalaureate diploma (FVB)

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


Personal qualifications

Polymechanics enjoy physics, and they have a passion for technology. They can visualize a design in spatial terms. Polymechanics work accurately, thoroughly and carefully. They have a lot of stamina and patience, are interested in metalworking and enjoy working on machinery. They enjoy working in a team, are skilled craftsmen and are free of allergies to metals, fats and oils. Polymechanics Show a willingness for continuous development, especially in the field of control technology and future technologies.

Academic profile

Profile G: Mid-level secondary school (in some cases, lower-level may be accepted) Profile E: upper-level secondary school (in some cases, mid-level may be accepted)

Lukas Pomp
Director of the Training Workshop


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Training programme for polymechanics
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Training course structure for polymechanics