Student jobs are normally part-time, entry-level positions with pay, dedicated to individuals undertaking a higher education degree. However, this can vary much from country to country. We have aggregated a list of part-time positions in Switzerland below.
With a workweek spanning from 10-30 hours, these positions can be occupied for as long as one is a student. Student jobs form an attractive option for students that wish to improve their employability skills in connection to their academic profile.
Student jobs are great ways to get your foot in the door at your favourite company. If you start as a student, and show that you add great value to the company, odds are that you will already have a head start when you graduate, in relation to landing a full-time position. You have already learned the ropes, required only limited additional training, and you already know the organisation.
There are significant regional differences in the Swiss labour market. Geneva is the area with the highest percentage of foreign workers and a lot of them work in one of the many international institutions based there. The banking industry in Switzerland is centred mainly in and around Zurich, whereas Basel is the main hub for the Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical industry. With employers such as ABB, Deutsche Börse, EF Education First, Givaudan & Grundfos the range of possibilities to find a part-time job is quite broad.
Tip: Be aware that the requirements for job applications in Switzerland may be different from what you are used to. Check the points where you can adapt your CV, cover letter and communication with employers to local standards.