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Combine your organizational and communication skills as a commercial specialist

Do you have a flair for numbers and a passion for communication? With us, you will learn to combine your organizational talent and your soft skills: Commercial specialists complete a wide range of administrative and business tasks. You will organize events, generate orders, respond to customer inquiries and handle exciting administrative work in human resources.

If you are interested in organizational and communicative tasks within an extremely diverse industry, then an apprenticeship at RUAG is right for you. Our commercial specialists work in the machine, electrical and metal industry (MEM): Here, they perform a variety of administrative tasks that are important for the smooth operation of our company. What also makes us stand out: We offer Sport KV, in which you can combine KV with your passion for sport.

Key points of your apprenticeship at RUAG



Your apprenticeship will last 3 years. During this time, you will learn everything you need to know to become a commercial specialist.


For this apprenticeship, depending on your profile, you must have good to very good academic performance, good comprehension skills, oral and written fluency, and good foreign language skills.

Future opportunities

The following options are available to you after completion of your apprenticeship with us: Executive Assistant, Sales Manager or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.


Seetalstrasse 175
6032 Emmen

Commercial specialist EFZ [Swiss certificate of competence]

In administration, they write letters and reports, make preparations for meetings and events, take minutes at meetings and organize travel and private business events. In doing so, they work together with production managers, specialists from other departments and suppliers. As you can see, this profession combines organizational and communication skills.

In the purchasing department, commercial specialists check whether the required spare parts are in stock. They also obtain quotations, place orders and process tasks. In sales, they handle customer inquiries and prepare documents for marketing. For the optimal transport of production goods they select a suitable method in the forwarding department. In addition, commercial specialists fill out customs documents and insurance forms and prepare waybills.

In the human resources area, commercial specialists assist in personnel recruitment and induct new employees. In finance and accounting, their areas of work include payment transactions, invoicing, postings and account management. A career at RUAG opens doors to a wide range of specialist areas.


What we offer you

At RUAG, you have the opportunity to work in one of our many departments: Whether in purchasing, sales, human resources or finance and accounting. Although you will be working a lot on the computer, you will be in daily contact with our employees, superiors, customers and suppliers. You will often communicate in person, by phone, and via e-mail.

What you should bring with you

You have completed compulsory education at medium or high standard. In addition, you are articulate both in writing and orally. Foreign languages are not a problem for you and you have good perception, are reliable and sociable.

Duration of apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship at RUAG will last 3 years.
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«  I chose RUAG because I went to sports college before and wanted to do a sports apprenticeship. RUAG is very well known in the sporting field of biathlon. I came here for a taster day and can now do my sports apprenticeship at RUAG. »
Cendrine, commercial specialist EFZ apprentice

Shape your individual future with the Way-Up apprenticeship.

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

Vocational training location

  • Bern
  • Thun
  • Emmen
  • Bure


Are you motivated and would like to go one step further? With us, you have the opportunity to complete the «KV Plus» apprenticeship program, in addition to your training as a commercial specialist. This program gives you an apprenticeship with an international focus, as you will travel to both England and France for an additional year to learn and strengthen the languages first-hand. Is this exactly your thing? Find out more about this unique opportunity here!

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Dive into the professional world with «KV Plus»

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Supportive environment

At RUAG, we want to encourage your talent. That is why we offer the «KV Plus» apprenticeship program: As a student of the profiles E or M, you have the opportunity to expand your language knowledge during your apprenticeship with us. If you have a flair for languages, this is the right thing for you.

Your foreign exchange

The «KV Plus» apprenticeship lasts four instead of three years. This is because you will travel after your second year of training: first to England for six months and then to France for six months. There, you will complete an internship and attend a language school.

Further education

After your foreign exchange, you will receive an internationally recognized language diploma (First Certificate/Advanced as well as DELF B2/C1). With this language diploma, many doors will be open to you in your professional future! In addition: At RUAG, you have the opportunity to complete the part-time Matura (BMS1).
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Is that your thing?

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Apply now!