Looking for a job?

Find a new job more effectively with the English Program for English-speaking specialists and managers

Are you looking for a job?

Acquire new skills for rapid reintegration into the Swiss labor market

You have only a limited knowledge of the Swiss national languages and are looking for a job? Then InnoPark is the right place for you. For specialists and managers who have a very good command of English, we offer an English-language program for reintegration into the Swiss job market. The English Program is generally 80 percent and is suitable for specialists and managers from all sectors. The prerequisite is that you are looking for work and have completed an apprenticeship including further training.

Our program enables you to make profitable use of your period of unemployment and to acquire additional skills alongside your job search. The focus is on project management as well as job application and communication training. All courses and coaching sessions are held in English and participants learn about the Swiss job market and its specifics in detail. Our success speaks for itself: hundreds of job-seeking participants have already completed the program and found a new job.

Learning new things while looking for a job

You effectively expand your professional and social skills with the program

Work effectively at InnoPark

Modern office space in the geographically closest centre allows you to work in a structured way while you are looking for a job

Requirements for program participation

What interested job seekers must meet to participate in the program

At least a professional apprenticeship, plus further training (independent of industry)

English skills at least level B2–C1 and at least 80 percent attendance

Currently registered with the RAV with residence in a Swiss canton

You are looking for a job, registered with the RAV and you live in a Swiss canton. Your English skills correspond to at least a B2–C1 level. The attendance requirement is usually 80 percent or 32 days. On working days when neither courses nor workshops are taking place, you will have the opportunity to work on your tasks in the office premises within the framework of the 80 percent rule.

If required, the programme duration can also be individually arranged or extended (e.g. with a project work). The examination costs for the IPMA Level D Agile project management certificate of CHF 400 per person are not included in the basic price and must be booked separately. For participants from German-speaking Switzerland, the courses and workshops marked with ‘Presence’ take place in Baar or in Zurich.

Implementation dates 2023

Implementation 1: 09/01–03/03/2023
Implementation 2: 20/02–14/04/2023
Implementation 3: 03/04–26/05/2023
Implementation 4: 15/05–07/07/2023
Implementation 5: 21/08–13/10/2023
Implementation 6: 16/10–08/12/2023
Implementation 7 (provisional, if needed): 25/09–17/11/2023

Benefit for participants looking for a job

Know-how about the Swiss labor market

Gain valuable knowledge about the Swiss labor market

Get to know the specifics of the Swiss labor market and benefit from it in your job search

Comprehensive skills update

Enhance competencies, confidence and performance skills

Expand your professional and social skills and become fit for the Swiss job market

Intensive job application training

Improve your own chances through effective application training

Looking for a job? In the program you will check your CV and complete practical interview trainings

Certification in project management

Earn an international degree with an IPMA/D certificate

Improve your project management skills and earn the internationally recognized IPMA Level D Agile certificate

New contacts through networking

Expand your network with valuable contacts when looking for a job

Grow your network in courses, via LinkedIn and at our InnoPark events

Experienced coaches and specialists

Get to work more effectively with effective support from experts

Looking for a job? You will be advised individually and get many new ideas and suggestions from our specialist staff

Feedback

What participants say about our program

Customers and partners

For many years we have been successfully cooperating with offices, cantons and important economic network organizations

Contact us

We will be happy to advise you on the English Program

Jérôme Ruffieux

Center Manager Lausanne

Alessia Lorenzini

Deputy Center Manager Lausanne

Hélène Alocchi

Center Manager Geneva

Chloé Corpataux

Center Manager Fribourg