Originally launched in Zurich in 1981, our Junior Power programme was extended to Munich in 2008 and to London in 2014. In total, we have trained over 750 apprentices and trainees through the programme. Currently, around 100 apprentices and trainees, aged between 15 and 25, are being trained in a broad range of occupations. We provide them with an innovative and high-quality learning environment that enables them to build up the competencies and skills they need for the labour market. In this way, we also make a positive contribution to youth employment. Participants of our Early Joiner programmes say that they particularly appreciate the multicultural and open environment we offer, as well as the daily exchange with specialists from various disciplines.
Junior Power's IT apprentice Joël Kohler at the 3rd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) sharing his lessons learned in the apprenticeship, talking about the advantages and disadvantages of VPET compared to an academic route, and the entrepreneurial mind-set of apprentices.