The VET program for Production Technicians – what’s it all about?
As a production technician, you will work in the workshop using CNC machines or in assembly areas, just like the multi-skilled production technician. Compared to the polymechanics program, you will learn the basic knowledge and skills for this occupation and will receive the introductory training at the vocational college. This program is thus ideal for people who like working with their hands and building things. It can also be extended by one year to obtain a polymechanics VET diploma.
What qualifications should I have?
As with any vocational apprenticeship, you need to have successfully completed your secondary schooling. In addition, you should enjoy doing practical tasks, have good organizational skills, good retentive abilities and a sense of responsibility, be a team player, flexible and able to work on your own, and you should be in good physical shape and have a sound grasp of technical products and processes.
Where does the training program take place?
You will receive your basic mechanical training (first and second year of the apprenticeship) at the AZW workshop for apprentices, where you will learn the fundamentals of the trade in theory and practice. You will then continue your training in the production departments at Burckhardt Compression AG, where you can put what you have learned into practice. You will attend vocational college on one or two days of the week, depending on the training program you have enrolled in.
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 via email or post:
AZW Ausbildungszentrum Winterthur
P.O. Box 414
“As a production technician you will learn all the basic skills a natural-born craftsperson needs. Your work is much appreciated in the company and you’ll have options to build up your qualifications step by step.”
Joaquim Sousa, practical instructor, production technicians