Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

In what areas does Burckhardt Compression Switzerland offer internships?

You can gain practical experience in the following areas at Burckhardt Compression:

We offer internships to students with the following majors:

  • Mechanical engineering/Plant engineering and construction/Process engineering
  • Electrical engineering/Systems engineering
  • Industrial design
  • Process engineering
  • Material science
  • Production engineering
  • Manufacturing processes and quality
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement and sales
  • Project management
  • Business administration
  • Electrical engineering and IT
  • Other majors/fields of study upon request


Where can I find the right internship?

We post all available internships on our website at Jobs&Careers/Job Opening. Send your application through the HR Portal.


How many internship positions do you offer in a year?

Several students complete an internship at Burckhardt Compression in Switzerland every year. Their number fluctuates from year to year, depending on the areas of interest.


What qualifications should I have?

We are primarily seeking students with good grades who have been matriculated in a university or technical university and are majoring in one of the following fields:

  • Mechanical engineering or plant and systems engineering
  • Electrical engineering/Systems engineering


How long does an internship last?

Internships should be for at least three months. Ideally you would gather experience with us for six to twelve months.


How can I apply?

You can email your entire application on our website at Jobs&Careers/Job Opening.


What happens after I apply?

After you submit your application it will be reviewed by our HR staff and the appropriate line manager. If you meet the posted requirements, we will invite you to come in for an interview.


Can I pursue ZHAW Winterthur’s practical bachelor’s degree program at Burckhardt Compression Switzerland?

Yes, we offer participants in this program the opportunity to gain practical experience while they study. You can see what positions are available by going to our job site and searching for “internships”.


Can I write a bachelor’s or master’s thesis at Burckhardt Compression Switzerland?

Yes, we offer opportunities for writing a bachelor’s or master’s thesis on a regular basis. You can see what positions are available by going to our job site and clicking on the “Students” link. You can email us your entire application with your exact thesis topic proposal and let us know which area of the company you would like to work in.


Can I work flexible hours while I write my thesis?

A flexible work schedule can be arranged with your advisor at Burckhardt Compression. Depending on the topic and your field of work, you can write your thesis at Burckhardt Compression or, to some extent, at home.