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Apprenticeships as gardener

We train apprentices in gardening and landscaping. As one of the largest horticultural companies in Switzerland, you will learn all facets of horticulture during your apprenticeship with us: Large gardens, small gardens, garden maintenance, new plants and much more. We support you in learning the plants and the school material and offer internal courses especially for our apprentices.

You are also welcome to register for a trial apprenticeship. You can find the form below.

Apply with us! We look forward to accompanying you on your way.

For the beginning of the apprenticeship in summer 2024 we offer apprenticeships as gardener EFZ and EBA. The training location is with us in Rapperswil-Jona. Please apply in writing to Stefan Fiorili.

Phone 055 224 30 30
E-mail stefan.fiorili@eglijona.ch

This is what awaits you with us:

  • Versatile insights
  • Garden maintenance, landscaping, pool construction and much more.
  • Close monitoring by Stefan Fiorili
  • Experienced foremen (Vorarbeiter:in)
  • Family environment and flat hierarchies
  • Time for LAP preparation
  • Opportunity to become a young foreman (Vorarbeiter:in) directly after apprenticeship
  • Possibility to become part of the Team Council
  • Special construction sites where apprentices take on responsibility

What you should know about the gardener apprenticeship

These are the most frequently asked questions about the apprenticeship as a gardener. Would you like to have more questions answered? Contact us, we will be happy to answer any further questions personally. 

How long does the apprenticeship last?

The apprenticeship to become a gardener with a federal certificate of proficiency (EFZ) lasts 3 years. The apprenticeship to become a gardener with a federal certificate of proficiency (EBA) lasts 2 years.

How often do I visit the school?

You attend school for one day a week and learn all the theoretical basics for the job.

In addition, you regularly attend inter-company courses (ÜK), which take place about two to four times a year.

In which school will I be trained?

Usually you will be trained in Wetzikon. However, depending on where you live, you may also go to Rorschach.

Can I stay in the egli jona team after my apprenticeship?

There is the possibility to remain part of the team after the successfully completed apprenticeship. We are always happy to welcome talented young people from within the company.

What prospects do I have after the apprenticeship?

After your apprenticeship, you will have a wide range of knowledge and will be familiar with the different types of work as a gardener. With us you can pursue your passion, whether in new construction, pool construction or maintenance.

We will also be happy to support you in your further career as a foreman, foreman or foreman. You also have the opportunity to continue your education during your employment with us. At Jardin Suisse you will find all training and further education courses in the green industry. 

What grades do I need for an apprenticeship as a landscape gardener?

It's more important to us that you enjoy your job, that you think for yourself and that you can get stuck in. That's why your grades are not important. But you can prove yourself during a five-day trial apprenticeship before you apply for the apprenticeship. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Who will I be supervised by?

Our vocational trainer Stefan Fiorili will support you throughout your apprenticeship. In addition, you will be accompanied and trained by the foremen on the construction sites and in the gardens. You can look forward to good support with varied work!

How can I apply for a job at egli jona?

It is important to us that you enjoy your job and are happy to help out. That's why we're happy to accept your application after a five-day trial apprenticeship. You can register for a trial apprenticeship here. These five days will give us a better idea of your skills and whether you are a good fit for us - regardless of your grades.

In addition, we need a CV, a letter of motivation and a current school report. In the motivation letter you can answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to become a gardener?
  • Why do you want to do your apprenticeship with us?

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