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Are you looking for a varied and modern apprenticeship in a high-tech company? Then Sensirion is th perfect place for you. Every year, we train apprentices who are goal-oriented, fond of socializing and team players. At present, we offer the following professional apprenticeships with federal certification.

Our apprenticeships

During the four years you will work in the hardware department - with the exception of two non-departmental internships in software or another development department. You will learn how to solder circuits together, program and lay out PCBs. You will also carry out your own smaller projects from planning to implementation.

The requirements for an apprenticeship as an electronics technician at Sensirion are the ability to work in a team, a quick perception, interest in electronics and enthusiasm for mathematics and physics.

In the four years, you will apply various design processes and handle design orders. In the first year of your apprenticeship, you will mainly attend inter-company courses where you will learn the basics of design engineering. During this time, you will complete a workshop internship. Afterwards, you will carry out and document projects yourself in the company. This includes brainstorming, designing the concept, creating technical drawings, initiating inquiries and orders, as well as implementation and assembly work.

The requirements for an apprenticeship as a design engineer at Sensirion are the ability to work in a team, enjoyment of technology, good comprehension skills and spatial awareness.

During the three years you will go through six departments (Reception, Marketing, Purchasing, Finance, Order Processing and Human Resources). In each department you stay for half a year and learn the most important basic skills. This includes customer reception, project work, purchasing and sales, accounting and assisting with personnel administration. In addition, you will complete short internships in production and logistics.

During the three years you will do repairs, maintenance and upkeep on our buildings, take care of the landscaping and clean the buildings and outdoor facilities. You will learn how to take care of technical installations such as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and support our company electrician with smaller installations. In addition, you will work in the areas of logistics, waste disposal, hazardous materials storage and transport, and set up workstations and transport furniture.

The requirements for your apprenticeship as a facilities manager at Sensirion are an interest in manual work, enjoyment of teamwork, physical resilience, reliability and a good sense of order.

During the three years, you will learn how to check and receive goods as well as how to operate the subsequent booking in the computer system. In addition, you will supply goods with the help of forklifts and special conveyor machines and prepare delivery documents and load vehicles. You will also work in the warehouse and check stock levels.

The requirements for your apprenticeship as a logistics specialist at Sensirion are practical understanding, as well as manual skills and organizational talent. You must also be reliable, have stamina and the ability to concentrate, as well as be sociable and service-minded.

The apprenticeship is carried out together with Libs, the association for industrial apprenticeships in Switzerland. You will spend the first two years of your apprenticeship at Libs and the second two years at Sensirion. During the four years, you will work on projects and orders with various specialists, develop or design solutions for control and automation, plan production processes and prepare technical documents.

The requirements for your apprenticeship as an automation technician at Sensirion are an interest in technical contexts and special electrical engineering, reliability and a sense of responsibility. You must also be communicative, as you will often work in interdisciplinary projects and have to deal with different people, such as designers, developers and engineers.

During the four years, you will be responsible for various activities, such as looking after the service desk, being responsible for the printers, programming scripts and working on larger IT projects. You will learn how to solve office problems, install software and set up new user profiles.

The requirements for an apprenticeship as an IT specialist at Sensirion are the ability to work in a team, sociability, helpfulness, creativity, flexibility and interest in computer work as well as math, English and science.

Over the four years, you will actively support the team in day-to-day laboratory work. This includes setting up equipment, adapting and using measurement systems and carrying out measurements, including documentation. During your apprenticeship, you will also complete workshop training and electronics training. In the final two years, you will work in several blocks with a focus on sensor technology, thermometry, electronics, design and materialography. At the end, you will take on and document a larger project (for IPA / interdisciplinary project work). 

The prerequisites for an apprenticeship as a physics lab technician are an enjoyment of math and science, including computer science; an interest in technology, e.g. experience with handicraft; following technical YouTube channels; and solving puzzles or brain teasers. Good communication skills are also required. 

Over the three years, you will actively assist the Client Services team in its day-to-day business and handle all kinds of work, such as maintenance, installations and inquiries. In the first year, you will learn the key fundamentals of working as an ICT specialist.  

The requirements for an apprenticeship as an ICT specialist at Sensirion are networked thinking and conduct, good people skills and an interest in software and hardware. In addition to your daily support work in Stäfa, you will often also provide international assistance and work with international IT colleagues, which is why we require good written and spoken English. 

Shenojan Sathiyamohan, Apprentice Computer Scientist

Shenojan Sathiyamohan works as an apprentice computer scientist at Sensirion AG in Stäfa. In his free time he likes to play football and is a big fan of the FC Zurich.

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Are you looking for a varied and modern apprenticeship in a high-tech company? Then Sensirion is the right place for you. Every year we train apprentices who are goal-oriented, sociable and team players.