Technical designer

Career Profile

Working together with other specialists, technical designers design and develop individual parts and assemblies for devices, machines and equipment as well as production apparatus. You create the technical documentation and work out the production data.

Thomas Mayer

Your contact person

Thomas Mayer

Vocational trainer Technical designer
+41 81 772 41 33


Basic skills required

  • Technical understanding and ability to visualize things in three-dimensional space
  • A precise, careful work style, and reliability
  • You enjoy working with computers

The 4-year training course

Practical learning

  • 1st and 2nd year of apprenticeship: external courses
  • Manual and automated manufacturing in our in-house training center
  • More specialized work on design and drafting for in-house design
    3rd and 4th year of apprenticeship: specialized work in design.

Theoretical learning

1-2 days per week vocational college with subjects:

Mathematics, computing, study and work methodology, physics, chemistry, technical English, materials and manufacturing technology, drafting and machine technology, automation

College graduation

VAT will support your attendance at the vocational college. Very good college marks are needed.

Qualification obtained 

Swiss federal certificate as a technical designer

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