A+W as employer

Discover our world: What can you expect from us as an employer? What values and culture do we live by at A+W? What are our employment conditions and how do we commit ourselves to our employees?

Our culture

For us, our employees are the capital of our company and, together with our customers, are at the centre of our interest! We maintain honest communication, focus on cooperation, fair working conditions, mutual appreciation and trust. In addition, we promote a corporate culture in which the abilities of all can develop.

Our terms of employment

Fair, market-driven remuneration, progressive working conditions and exemplary pension benefits are the basis of our terms of employment in addition to numerous other benefits. It is important to us that flexible working time models allow our employees to balance work and leisure time—regardless of their position.

Our commitment

We are committed to satisfied employees and, as a responsible employer, we put a lot of effort to provide our employees with an attractive working environment and appropriate conditions for their professional and personal development.

In the area of further education, we support personal initiative and time commitment with an attractive internal course offering (A+W University), help finance external further education and create interesting career prospects and development opportunities.

It's not only the employees who benefit from this—individuals with a high level of professional and social competence are a calling card for our entire company.


Top apprenticeships

Welcome to our apprenticeship page! At the Amstein + Walthert engineering firm, we give top priority to the task of educating young specialists in the central fields of electrical engineering and building systems engineering. By providing a sound and well-organised educational programme, Amstein + Walthert aims to attract individuals who meet the prerequisites for the profession, the enterprise and advanced training at college level. Your training at Amstein + Walthert will give you an opportunity to have a look at the fascinating world of engineering at an excellent engineering firm. What awaits you here is an atmosphere in which people approach one another in a respectful, open and uncomplicated manner. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will be supported by our teaching staff and by a number of helpful company employees—people who can help you prepare for a smooth entry into your professional career.

Amstein + Walthert has been approved as a training institution that supports competitive sports. This means we give you the opportunity to seriously advance your sporting career alongside your professional career. You will receive the best possible support from your vocational teacher, and we will also create an additional agreement tailored to your specific circumstances, in which the time off for competitive sports is regularly recorded.

Would you like to join us? We have lots of exciting and attractive apprenticeships on offer. Have a look for yourself or simply contact us at any time.

Trial apprenticeships

Trial apprenticeships give you an opportunity to gain an overview of a profession you would like to consider. We offer trial apprenticeships in all of the areas for which we offer full apprenticeship programmes.

It would be helpful for anyone interested in trial apprenticeships in electrical design EFZ and building systems design EFZ to have good grades in mathematics, geometry and physics. Moreover, an appreciation of technical details and an aptitude for abstract representation are important. You should also enjoy technical drawing, by hand or on a computer.

If you are interested in a trial apprenticeship at Amstein + Walthert, you will have to submit an application. Your written application serves primarily as a means of determining whether you have the necessary prerequisites for the profession. We also require a cover letter that outlines your motivation, a curriculum vitae, copies of your secondary school transcripts and, if available, your trial reports. Please send us your application documents by post or e-mail.

Apprenticeship offer

We train apprentices in the following professions:

Electrical planner EFZ 
Building services engineering planner for heating EFZ
Building services planner for ventilation EFZ
Building services engineering planner sanitary EFZ
Refrigeration system planner EFZ

If you are interested in a technical career, we would be delighted to receive your complete application, including the following documents (please send by post or e-mail to the relevant contact at the site of your choice):

  • Cover letter with a brief explanation of what motivates you
  • Curriculum vitae with photo
  • All available secondary school transcripts
  • Evaluations received during trial apprenticeships or aptitude tests (if available)

Currently available apprenticeships are published on the following platforms:

We look forward to meeting you and to your valuable contribution to Amstein + Walthert. To learn more about your future career, please get in touch with us using the contact information on the right.

Veronica Di Pietro

Veronica Di Pietro
HR Consultant
A+W Holding

Stefan Oesterle

Stefan Oesterle
A+W Basel

Isabelle Hilken

Isabelle Hilken
Koordinatorin Berufsbildung / Technische Administratorin
A+W Bern

Anton Sac

Anton Sac
A+W Chur


Responsable Ressources Humaines
A+W Lausanne


Assistante des Ressources Humaines
A+W Geneve

Nadir Mandioni

Nadir Mandioni
Geschäftsleiter, Partner
A+W St.Gallen

Tobias Fäh

Tobias Fäh
A+W Frauenfeld

Training and further education

With a well-founded and well-organised training program, we aim to develop qualified professionals. They should have the best prerequisites for the profession, our company, but also for further education at all levels. As a certified "Toplehrbetrieb", we support our apprentices if they wish to attend additional support courses during working hours. 

We also offer internships, which are very popular with students and graduates. Our internships provide a comprehensive insight into our daily work and make it easier for students to start their careers. 

Further education

The A+W University as an internal training programme aims to develop and strengthen the knowledge and skills of our employees and to expand the competencies of the company. In this way, we also secure our company's access to the business fields of the future. The A+W University is open to all employees.

The courses on offer are extremely varied. Courses are offered on important work tools as well as in-depth courses on special topics. The basics of fire protection or the exact dimensioning of building technology with simulation are just as much a topic as the handling of tenders or contracting. Seminars in the area of personality training and cultural events are also on the programme. 

In addition to internal training at the A+W University, we promote external professional training. We support our employees by crediting part of the training time as paid working time. Financial contributions to course costs can also be made. 

Management philosophy

Our principles

Together we lead A+W to top performance in a goal-oriented way. We achieve this with a cooperative management style, transparent communication, enthusiasm and passion.

Our structure

In line with our management principles, our management structure is flat, the operating units are manageable and the distances between employees and the next point of contact are short.
The companies of the Amstein + Walthert Group are organised in divisions, each of which is headed by a divisional manager. Together with the management, these are responsible for the operational management of the company. The Board of Directors of the Amstein + Walthert Holding AG is responsible for the strategic management of the Group. This takes place in regular exchanges with the management and divisional management. The companies of the A+W Group are regionally organised in A+W West, Central and East and grouped in "Brands". The managers (divisional and executive management) are familiar with the conditions of their region.

Work-life balance

We make sure that our employees* are able to balance their professional and private lives. Our working time model aims to provide flexible working arrangements. This means that employees, whether full or part-time, have the opportunity to organise their working hours themselves, subject to certain conditions.

Equality of opportunity


We are committed to equal opportunities in working life. We promote equality between women and men in the workplace and prevent discrimination in employment, working conditions, remuneration, further training and the allocation of tasks. The proportion of women in engineering professions is generally lower.