Commercial Employee

Service and administration

Apprentice Commercial Employee

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On-the-job training

1st year of training Department: Dental Sales/Medical Sales 
- Processing orders from A to Z, written and  telephone correspondence 

2nd year of training Departments: Marketing Medtech/Lux
- Organising customer visits, assisting with events/exhibitions/trade fairs and familiarising yourself with marketing tools 

3rd year of training Departments: Finance & Controlling/ Procurement 
- Accounts receivable and accounts payable, gaining insights into regular reporting, obtaining quotes, coordinating supplier visits, placing orders for raw materials and office supplies

Generally, you will change departments every six months, in order to familiarise yourself with as many divisions of the company as possible.


  • Three years 
  • B Profile: Basic general education in one foreign language (French or English) and in-depth study of information, communication and administration 
  • E Profile: Advanced general education in two foreign languages (English, French or German) and in-depth study of business and social studies 
  • M Profile: Vocational baccalaureate  in two foreign languages (English, French or German), obtaining additional internationally recognised language diplomas and in-depth general education 
  • Branch courses: Service and administration

Location of training

  • Host company: training in Biel/Bienne
  • School: E Profile/B Profile: BFB Wirtschaftsschule/École commerciale (business school) in Biel/Bienne 
  • School: M Profile: BFB Wirtschaftsschule/École commerciale in Biel/Bienne (German), CEFF Centre de formation professionnelle Berne francophone in Tramelan (French) (professional training centre) 
  • Branch courses: Biel or Tramelan

What you bring to the table

  • At least a good school-leaving certificate at Realschule level
  • A very good command of German or French
  • An interest in business, technology and operational contexts 
  • A love of foreign languages 
  • Customer-oriented behaviour 
  • Quick on the uptake and enjoy learning
  • Good organisational skills, independence, reliability and a sense of responsibility 
  • Team player
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