Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG

Commercial employee VET

Job profile

On a daily basis, commercial employees are in contact, by e-mail and the phone, with customers, suppliers and other business partners. They obtain information, write e-mails or letters or initiate payments. Their tasks also include taking the minutes of meetings, preparing memos, and forwarding information to employees orally or in writing. Commercial employees process orders, manage databases or ensure that materials are procured in good time. They organize events and help design brochures and other documents.

Training at Ziemer

In our international company you will learn how to perform wide-ranging tasks and procedures in the departments of Purchasing, Sales, Accounting, Marketing, Service and Human Resources.

Commercial employee VET

Duration of training 

3 years

Training location

Biel/Bienne

Vocational college course

1st and 2nd apprenticeship years: 2 days a week
3rd apprenticeship year: 1 day a week
If the apprentice's academic standard is very good, attending the school of professional Maturity is an option

Inter-company courses

2 or 3 days per apprentice year

What you need

  • Completion of Sekundarschule or Realschule at 10th grade
  • Very good command of German
  • Strong English language skills
  • Interest in business and business operations
  • Quick grasp
  • Ability to work reliably and independently
  • Outgoing personality
  • Organizational skills
  • Enjoy working with computers