The VET program for polymechanics – what’s it all about?
As a polymechanic or multi-skilled production technician working in our production departments, you will make small and large machine components for our own products. You will be trained as a lathe and milling machine specialist on modern machines using cutting-edge technology. You will perform your work independently as part of an experienced team. In the assembly departments you will be trained to commission complex compressor systems and will get to know all the upstream and downstream production steps in the entire area of assembly.
What qualifications should I have?
The apprenticeship program is offered at two different educational levels. Depending on the secondary school diploma you received, you can complete a Level G apprenticeship (standard diploma with very good scores in mathematics and physics) or a Level E apprenticeship (advanced diploma with very good scores in mathematics and physics).
In addition to the school qualifications mentioned, you should also enjoy physics, be interested in working with machines and in metallurgy, have a sound grasp of technical products and processes, have a good concept of three-dimensional shapes and space, and also be manually adept.
Where does the training program take place?
You will receive your basic mechanical training (first and second year of apprenticeship) at the AZW workshop for apprentices, where you will learn the fundamentals of the trade in theory and practice. You will then continue training in the production departments at Burckhardt Compression AG, where you can put what you have learned into practice. Depending on the level of schooling you have attained, you will attend vocational college on one or two days of the week.
Can I request a trial apprenticeship?
It is possible to do a short internship to get a first-hand impression of the trade at the AZW Training Center in Winterthur. The AZW also offers pre-apprenticeship afternoon courses on a regular basis.
Where can I apply for an apprenticeship?
You can send your application directly to the AZW Training Center in Winterthur by email or post:
AZW Ausbildungszentrum Winterthur
P.O. Box 414
“As a polymechanic with our company, you will be given the opportunity to complete a well-founded and interesting apprenticeship with a wide range of training experience. With this apprenticeship, nothing stands in the way of your future career development!”
Remo Fedi, apprentice coordination