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Apprenticeship as a commercial assistant in private insurance AFC

The three-year commercial apprenticeship in the insurance sector gives you the best possible preparation for the apprenticeship exams and the world of work.

What awaits you in the apprenticeship as a commercial assistant in private insurance AFC

The course begins in August and can be completed in the profiles E or M. After your apprenticeship, you can apply for a permanent post in case management (life or non-life sector). Alternatively, you can take part in the two-year Sales Excellence Program to become a client advisor.

Diverse insights and broad-based knowledge

To offer you as many insights as possible into different areas, you will change department each year during your apprenticeship. If you are in a non-insurance-specific department for the first year of your apprenticeship, the plan will be for you to move to insurance-specific departments for the second and third years. To broaden your theoretical knowledge, your apprenticeship will be supplemented by attending vocational school and taking external cantonal courses.

Help design your own apprenticeship

Our modular structure allows you to design your apprenticeship to suite your own interests. Here’s how it works: Some modules are compulsory and others are optional. So if you want to be a bit more creative, for example, you can apply your digital native know-how to a social media project. Or if you fancy improving your foreign language skills, you can spend a few months in a different language region abroad or in Switzerland as part of your apprenticeship. But even the compulsory modules still leave room for fun! For example, there’s the Start Camp, an event you take part in with other apprentices from all over Switzerland, or opportunities to focus on a specific theme in the context of your working and learning situation. We offer a wide range of courses because we recognize the importance of enabling you to help design your apprenticeship individually according to your personal interests and strengths.

Events and occasions: fun is not optional

At Helvetia social interaction is regarded as a high priority. Various events such as StartCamp, the General Assembly and the possibility of a year abroad provide variety during the apprenticeship add variety to the apprenticeship and also provide opportunities to make new contacts and keep up friendships. At the FitforExams Camp during the third year of the apprenticeship, participants jointly revise what they have learned – so that in July they will be able to celebrate passing their final apprenticeship exams.

Ready to take up the challenge?

If you have good school grades and enjoy dealing with people, you have the best qualities to start your apprenticeship with us.

The same applies to our young talents: work up to 100% in the FlexOffice.

You will also benefit from six weeks' holiday and many other benefits such as a voucher for CHF 500 for your private laptop and great graduation gifts. Helvetia Insurance Switzerland also won the Great Place To Work – "Great Start" seal in 2021 for the outstanding conditions it offers in relation to its apprenticeships, trainee programme and Young Insurance Professional programme.

The commercial assistant apprenticeship at a glance
Model commercial assistent private insurance