Supported and challenged during the apprenticeship

Supported and challenged during the apprenticeship

The education of apprentices is the key to future success. We train adolescents in design engineer and merchant professions, and guide them on their way to the professional world. As an innovative family business with an international orientation, we offer an exciting apprenticeship where responsibility and capacity for teamwork are the key points.

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The step from school to professional life is a big one. Here, you will meet motivated and patient vocational and practical trainers who will accompany you on your way into working life but who will also challenge you. You are very welcome to join the KNF family. You will find open-minded and appreciative colleagues who will accept you as a full team member. They will delegate responsibility to you but also expect reliable efficiency from you. You will meet nice apprentices that stick together, help each other and with whom you can spend your lunch breaks.

Optimal perspectives thanks to well-founded apprenticeship

“Responsible, enthusiastic, interested, independent, open-minded, open to compromise and team-minded, good manners, motivated: In our opinion, these are the ideal preconditions for a successful apprenticeship at KNF Flodos. We got to know our apprenticing company with the two apprenticeable professions merchant and design engineer during the open days. We liked the familiar and open atmosphere; the first impression was positive. It is a manageable company that intensively cares for its apprentices. Even the CEO cares for us.

People trust in us. This is why we take over various responsible tasks at an already early stage of the apprenticeship. We can also use our language skills – on the phone, via e-mail or personally when KNF customers and partners from all over the world come to Sursee.

After the apprenticeship, some of us want to upgrade their education or complete their Federal Vocational Baccalaureate to study. Some want to stay at KNF Flodos because they like it so much. Wherever we go: Thanks to our apprenticeship at KNF, we are ideally prepared for our future career!”

Merchant with Swiss Federal VET Diploma

Design engineer with Swiss Federal VET Diploma

Contact and open days

You are interested in the merchant profession? We are pleased to inform you about the merchant apprenticeship at KNF Flodos.
You are interested in the design engineer profession? We are pleased to inform you about the design engineer apprenticeship at KNF Flodos.
The next trial days for commercial apprentices and design engineers will take place on November 30, 2021, March 22, 2022 and March 29, 2022. Please register with our vocational trainers at least 3 weeks before the trial date.
The start into the apprenticeship

During your apprenticeship you will get to know different departments. That means that at the end of your apprenticeship you will be a qualified administrative allrounder.

The first year of apprenticeship you will work in the order processing/export department. You are co-responsible for the correct order entries, the creation of delivery notes and the punctual goods collection by the haulage contractor. In parallel, you will be introduced to reception work. You will learn how to use the telephone switchboard, the distribution of mail, the catering organization as well as the reception of guests and visitors. You can demonstrate and strengthen your communication and organizational skills.

One milestone at the end of the first year of apprenticeship is the final examination. It will be educationally challenging. Certainly, the advice of other commercial apprentices might be useful for you and might encourage you in your learning.

Wide-ranging insights for allrounders

In the second year of your apprenticeship, you will support two departments simultaneously. This requires good self-organization and flexibility from you. On the one hand, you will be introduced to the Marketing & Sales department. There you will check customer orders in the in-house sales department, work in the repair department and take care of internal and group-wide communication with the marketing team. Here, in addition to writing talent and English, creativity is often required. On the other hand, you will work in the AVOR and purchasing departments. As a clerk in AVOR, you are responsible for monitoring stock levels. You also work actively in the warehouse for a few days so that you know our pump components. In the purchasing department you will be co-responsible for the purchase of these components from our suppliers.

Finally, in the third and last year of apprenticeship you will work in the financial accounting department. Here, you could live your flair for numbers. Vendor and debtor accounting will be your daily business there. Correct cash management will be only one of your areas of responsibility. At the same time, you will prepare for your final examination which you will certainly pass successfully.

Summary and prospects after graduation

The three years of year of apprenticeship will fly by. During your apprenticeship you will have gained insight into several different departments and after your apprenticeship you will have a clear idea of your strengths. You will know which working field you like the most and in which field you would like to work and upgrade your education as a merchant in future.

More information and contact

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact our career advisor Rahel Radius: 041 925 00 25 or rahel.radius@knf.com

Please find more information on the merchant with Swiss Federal VET Diploma apprenticeship on the biz website, the career counseling of the Department of Education of the Canton of Lucerne: berufsberatung.ch

 

The start into the apprenticeship

During your apprenticeship you will get to know different departments. That means that at the end of your apprenticeship you will be a qualified design engineer.

In the first year of apprenticeship you will take several courses to gain the basic education at Schindler Vocational Training in Ebikon. At the same time, you will internally work in the following different departments at KNF Flodos: Assembly department, goods receipt department, warehouse, testing department and workshop. This way, you will get to know the company, the processes and our products.

The second year of apprenticeship you will work in the new product development department. You will assist in developing and designing new products. The development of equipment and devices will encourage your creativity and your constructive skills. You will finalize your second year of apprenticeship with a theoretical partial examination in the vocational school.

The second half will go into more detail.

Now, your basic education is completed. It is time for an internal change to the product management department. You will manage our existing products and assist in designing customer-specific project pumps. The expansion of our modular pumping system will be part of your tasks.

Finally, the second half of the fourth year of apprenticeship you will work in the product development department again. Alongside the daily business, we will prepare you for your final examination. You will independently design and develop projects from A–Z.

After the last term of your apprenticeship where you will have worked as a fully-fledged design engineer you will be ready for the successful completion of your final examination.

Summary and prospects after graduation

During your apprenticeship you will have gained insight into several different departments. You will know the different design engineer’s tasks – from the new development and managing of products to the realization of complex devices and mechanisms.

More information and contact

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact our career advisor Ralf Dommen: 041 925 00 25 or ralf.dommen@knf.com

Please find more information on the design engineer with Swiss Federal VET Diploma apprenticeship on the biz website, the career counseling of the Department of Education of the Canton of Lucerne: berufsberatung.ch

 

Merchant with Swiss Federal VET Diploma

Rahel Radius, career advisor Merchant with Swiss Federal VET Diploma
041 925 00 25 
rahel.radius@knf.com

Design engineer with Swiss Federal VET Diploma

Ralf Dommen, career advisor Design engineer with Swiss Federal VET Diploma
041 925 00 25 
ralf.dommen@knf.com

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