Polymechanics Employees EFZ

Production and programming

On-the-job training

1st year of training
- Conventional foundations in milling, turning, drilling and grinding
- Reading technical drawings and operating measuring devices

2nd year of training
- Carrying out production work
- Placements in various departments (Design, Tool Management and Control)
- Familiarising yourself with the CNC area of NX/ISO

3rd year of training
- Placements in the production departments of CNC Milling and CNC Turning (choice of specialist field)
- ISO programming of lathes and 3 to 5-axis milling machines

4th year of training
- ISO programming of lathes and 3 to 5-axis milling machines (according to specialist field)
- Setting up machines and monitoring production 

You will produce parts from different materials according to customer requirements and also make specific clamping devices for manufacturing parts for customers. Furthermore, you will programme the parts, set up the various machines (CNC lathes and CNC milling machines) and check them using state-of-the-art 3D measuring machines.


  • Four years
  • E Profile: With or without a Federal Vocational Baccalaureate 
  • G Profile: Basic requirements
  • Branch courses in:  Drawing, layout, design and production technology

Location of training

  • Host company: training in Biel/Bienne
  • School: BBZ Berufsbildungszentrum (vocational training centre), Biel/ Bienne
  • Branch courses: Swissmechanic, Münchenbuchsee

What you bring to the table

  • At least a good school-leaving certificate at Realschule level  
  • A very good command of German or French
  • Technical understanding and spatial awareness
  • An affinity with computers
  • Basic knowledge of MS-Office programs
  • Enjoy high-precision work 
  • Team player 
  • Patience and perseverance

Your trainer

N. Bögli
Trainer Production Mechanics Employees and Polymechanics Employees

«If you are eager to show others what you are capable of and are always open to learning new skills, you will be irreplaceable as a polymechanic or production mechanic and all doors will open to you.»

We look forward to receiving your application!

There are no open apprenticeship positions available for 2023. We look forward to receiving your application in 2024.

Sign up for taster days

Back to top