Skip to main content

Help shape industrial progress as an automation technician

Do you think and act not only economically but also ecologically? With us, you will learn how to help shape industrial progress: Automation technicians ensure that machines and plants become safer, more efficient, more flexible and more economical.

If you are interested in the development, programming and construction of control and automation systems, then an apprenticeship at RUAG is right for you. For example, our automation technicians work with engineers and developers to ensure that an elevator stops at the height of a floor with millimeter precision.

Key points of your apprenticeship at RUAG



Your apprenticeship will last four years. During this time, you will learn everything you need to know to become a system and equipment constructor.


For this apprenticeship, you must have a good performance in mathematics and physics, an understanding of abstract relationships and technology, as well as analytical thinking.

Future opportunities

The following options are available to you after completion of your apprenticeship with us: Manufacturing Technician, Technician HF Telematics or a Bachelor of Science in Microtechnology.


Seetalstrasse 175
6032 Emmen

Automation technician EFZ [Swiss certificate of competence]

In today's world, nothing can function without automation technicians. They develop, program and build control and automation systems.
They are, so to speak, the interface between hardware and software, i.e. between the electronic “brain” and the mechanics of an apparatus or system. As you can see, this profession is oriented towards the latest technology and helps shape industrial progress.

Automation technicians dedicate themselves to their work in a creative and innovative environment. In doing so, they are always in touch with the latest developments and technology trends. You work in a team, together with engineers and developers.

For example, automation technicians ensure that beverage dispensers dispenses the right product. Their products are used worldwide and exported globally. A job at RUAG is therefore extremely innovative and far-reaching.


What we offer you

Part of your training includes the construction, programming and assembly of control systems. Other day-to-day tasks include measuring, drilling and wiring. You will also be involved in the assembly of plants.

What you should bring with you

You have completed compulsory school at a high standard and bring good performance in mathematics and physics. You have a good understanding not only of technology, but also of abstract relationships. In addition, you convince us with your good spatial imagination, your skill for precise work and your patience, perseverance and ability to concentrate.

Duration of apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship at RUAG will last 4 years.

Shape your individual future with the Way-Up apprenticeship.

You can complete this apprenticeship in the Way-Up model.

Vocational training location

  • Interlaken
  • Thun
  • Emmen
  • Lodrino
Berufsbildung Schüler und Schülerinnen

Is that your thing?

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Apply now!