As a designer with Federal VET Diploma, you will design and construct individual parts and assemblies for devices, machines and production systems. With the help of CAD programs, you will create design drawings on the computer and draw up technical documents.

About the Designer with Federal VET Diploma

Main tasks

Developing mechanical equipment, machinery and equipment, as well as tools and production equipment; modeling and drawing individual parts and assemblies using computers; calculating parts; sketching designs by hand; developing concepts with designers and producers; realizing customer requests; creating documents for manufacturing, assembly and operation


Secondary school qualification with very good grades in mathematics (geometry), nature and technology (physics); good grades in English; technical understanding; ability to imagine things spatially; understanding of abstract relationships; enjoyment of precise and careful working methods; independence, patience, perseverance and concentration; ability to work in a team; organizational skills; reliability; enjoyment of computer work


Duration: 4 years, training location for apprentices from Heerbrugg and Altstätten: Buchs (SG), training location for apprentices from Flawil: Uzwil

Find your ideal location

Location Location Start of apprenticeship Day internship Day internship Trial apprenticeship Trial apprenticeship Teaching profession Teaching profession
Heerbrugg (SG) 2024 Heerbrugg (SG) 2024
Altstätten (SG) 2025 Altstätten (SG) 2025
Flawil (SG) 2025 Flawil (SG) 2025
Heerbrugg (SG) 2025 Heerbrugg (SG) 2025

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Christine Lemke

Christine Lemke

HR Vocational Training Manager

P +41 71 727 51 48

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