Elevator fitter EFZ

Do you enjoy working outside and are you interested in installations? How about training to become an elevator fitter?

As an elevator fitter, you assemble the mechanical, electromechanical and electronic components to make an elevator. The profession requires extensive knowledge in electrical, mechanical and plant engineering as well as mechanics. In the first and second year of the apprenticeship you complete the basic training as a polytechnician or as a system and apparatus builder in one of our regional training centers. Then you will be trained in the basics of elevator technology for several weeks at the company's Lift Camp. In the third and fourth year of the apprenticeship you carry on with the main specialized training as an elevator fitter on construction sites, where you are constantly supported by a supervisor.

Training location

  • Cantons AG, BE, BL, GE, LU, SG, VD, VS, ZH

Apprenticeship duration

  • The basic training lasts 4 years.

Vocational school

  • 1-2 days a week


  • Good school marks (especially in mathematics and natural sciences)
  • Artisan skills
  • Technical understanding
  • Spatial awareness
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work independently
  • Free from giddiness

Future prospects

We offer our specialists of tomorrow attractive career opportunities. After an apprenticeship at Schindler Vocational Training, there is every chance of being offered a permanent post, so you can continue your development within the company.

The career video is in German.