Commercial clerk EFZ

Commercial clerk EFZ

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In the machinery, electrical and metal industry, you work as a commercial clerk in activities such as administration, product trading, haulage, finance and accounting. Typical activities include organizing, handling correspondence, settlements, making phone calls and consulting. The tasks are highly diverse depending on the placement job.

Apprenticeship duration

The basic training lasts 3 years.

Vocational school

  • Profile B and E: 1-2 days a week
  • Profile M: 2 days a week (with vocational school leaving certificate)


  • Profile B: Secondary school B or A
  • Profile E: Highest school grade (very good A-stream marks)
  • Profile M: Vocational college entrance examination
  • Skillful form of expression
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to learn

Future prospects

  • You can work in an extremely wide range of areas.
  • You can attend a technical school or college.

The career video is in German.