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Commercial apprenticeship with GAM

Overview

Do you have ambitions to work within the financial sector? GAM Investment Management (Switzerland) AG welcomes you to Prime Tower.

GAM is offering a professional and practice-oriented vocational apprenticeship in the "Service & Administration" sector, with an intensive focus on the world of finance. During your apprenticeship, you will gain experience across departments, within a friendly environment where our employees are eager to pass on their expertise. We are excited to be able to invest time and energy into your personal development and training.

What awaits you

During your three-year apprenticeship at GAM, you will gain an insight into various departments and get to know the day-to-day life of the financial industry. You will enjoy a dynamic, modern and practical apprenticeship in an international company within our offices at Prime Tower.

The right mix of theory and practice for our apprentices

You will also attend the vocational school at the KV Zurich Business School. The CYP course is for the banking and finance sector and the inter-company courses (üK) for the service & administration sector.

What to Expect

Departments

  • Product Development & Market Intelligence
  • Human Resources Operations
  • Internal Audit
  • Compliance
  • Group Communications & Investor Relations
  • Fund Management Services
  • Client Services
  • Plus many more...

Requirements

  • Secondary school A
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • Above-average result of the Multicheck (economy and administration)
  • High interest in and good knowledge of the financial industry
  • High willingness to learn and perform
  • Team spirit and good manners
  • Personal responsibility and independence
  • Immaculate appearance

What we offer

  • Attractive workplace in the Prime Tower
  • Meal allowance
  • Flexible working hours and home office option
  • ZVV/SBB travelcard and REKA cheques
  • Cost absorption for school materials

Testimonials

“I joined GAM in January 2022 and since carry the responsibility for all GAM apprentices in Switzerland. Having completed a commercial apprenticeship myself and previously held various HR functions, I am in the optimal position to recruit suitable apprentices and ensure an immaculate apprenticeship training at GAM.
GAM is a dynamic firm within an ever-changing industry. Therefore, I am of the conviction that having determined and contrarian-thinking young professionals is an indispensable asset for the long-term momentum of every firm in finance. Hence why GAM strives to hire and retain sophisticated apprentices that are ready to learn, execute and deliver value to the company, while also being intensely committed to the educational facilities of the commercial apprenticeship. Meanwhile GAM is committed to providing the guidance, support and supervision required for the personal growth and prosperous futures of the apprentices.”

Sofija Antonijevic, Apprentice Manager

"I completed my commercial apprenticeship with honours, achieving a Swiss federal rank in 2020. Being in contact with customers awakened my fascination for customer acquisition as well as customer retention during the time of my apprenticeship. Therefore, I decided to take on the position as Junior Business Development Manager. Due to the diversity of departments as well as the expertise of various vocational trainers and employees, my ability to adapt to a wide variety of people and situations has been optimized. To summarise, this qualification is of enormous importance both in the business world and in my personal life. Because GAM is a pure asset manager, the company is in an excellent position to offer commercial apprenticeships. GAM's specialised apprenticeship program optimally prepares apprentices for a successful career within asset management and the financial industry. In return, GAM expects its apprentices to demonstrate strong commitment, impeccable manners and a strong work ethic in the company and other areas of apprenticeship."

Akash Pasgaran, Junior Business Development Manager

"Our apprentices are one of the most important assets at GAM. What they learn today will shape them personally as well as our company in the future. It is therefore a personal concern of mine to find and follow the right path with the apprentices so that they can combine school and practical work in the company in a way that promises success. At GAM, we as practical trainers strive to realise these goals for our apprentices. We give them the necessary nourishment in terms of knowledge, oriented towards the relevant specialist area and apprenticeship year. For me personally, it is always a new challenge and enrichment to work together with young apprentices and to promote the mutual exchange of knowledge."

André Siegenthaler, Practical Trainer

"I completed my commercial apprenticeship in the M profile bilingual and then took on the position as Junior Investor Relations Analyst & Communications Executive. As a small company in a very competitive industry, GAM expects high performance from its apprentices. However, in return you get knowledge, respect, active support, significant responsibility and prestige. These qualities make the commercial apprenticeship at GAM incomparable. Afterwards, you have a high chance of obtaining an excellent position within a well-known company, provided that you are prepared to perform as expected by GAM, the commercial school and the inter-company courses."

Yves Vuarnoz, Junior Analyst & Communications Executive

Application

Your application will include

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • School reports
  • Multicheck Type Economy and Administration

Please explain in your covering letter why you are interested in the financial industry and most importantly, why you want to complete your apprenticeship at GAM.

We are currently not offering any apprenticeships for the start in August 2024.

For more information, please contact:

GAM
Berufsbildung, Patrizia Knopf
Hardstrasse 201
8037 Zurich
Phone +41 (0)58 426 30 30
patrizia.knopf@gam.com