Designer EFZ

Designer job profile

Have you ever wondered how the individual parts and assembly units of appliances, machines and production equipment are designed? Are you interested in how design drawings and technical documents are created on a computer? Would you like to be employed in the mechanical, electrical or metal industry? Or do you want to get involved in the design and construction of individual parts and assembly units? Here at V-ZUG Ltd, we provide training that will take your career into the future, with a focus on the development of parts and the manufacture of production equipment.

You will develop and model mechanical, electrical and electronic appliances, machines and equipment, as well as tools and production equipment. For example, when a new dishwasher, a washing machine or a new design for a steamer is commissioned, you will help to make this happen. You will work in close collaboration with other specialists at all stages of the construction process.

When developing solutions you will be guided by requirements specifications containing essential information about function, production, quality and costs. In most cases you will create initial drafts by hand. Once a decision has been made regarding which solution to take forward, you will draft the construction drawings on a computer (using CAD programmes). You will also create documents for the production, assembly, operation and maintenance of appliances, machines and equipment.


  • You have completed your basic level of education (Volksschule; upper stage of secondary school)
  • You have an interest in mathematics, technical drawing and physics
  • You are capable of visual and analytical thinking
  • You have an interest in technical relationships
  • You enjoy working on a computer



The 4-year training programme is divided into a basic training stage and an advanced training stage with a focus on the development of parts and the manufacture of production equipment. Throughout the apprenticeship period, you will have the opportunity to consolidate what you have learned in 13 different departments. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will attend compulsory vocational school classes 1–2 days a week. You may also work towards your vocational school diploma (Berufsmatura) in parallel to your apprenticeship, after consulting V-ZUG Ltd.

Development opportunities

Many opportunities for personal development will open up to you once you have completed your apprenticeship. If you obtain your vocational school diploma, you may be able to move on to a University of Applied Sciences. If you do not have a vocational school diploma, you can continue your training in a specific profession by pursuing a vocational diploma (FA) or an advanced vocational diploma (HFP), or by attending an advanced vocational school (HF).