System and apparatus builder EFZ

Are you interested in working with machines and metalworking? How about training to become a system and apparatus builder?

As a system and apparatus builder, you work with sheets, sections and tubes made from metallic materials for the most part. You join these components and assemblies together, carrying out the installation and commissioning work involved in this. You work closely with polytechnicians and designers.

Do you enjoy working outside and are you interested in installing elevators?
How about a specialized apprenticeship as an elevator fitter at the customer's location? Everything else can be found on the teaching page for elevator fitter.

Training location

  • Headquarter in Ebikon, Lucerne
  • Specialized apprenticeship Elevator fitter: 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 in Emmen
  • Vocational school leaving certificate (if desired)


  • Secondary school level B
  • Good marks in mathematics and geometry
  • Artisan skills
  • Technical understanding

Future prospects

  • Elevator installation (foreign postings)
  • Installer in chief
  • Team leader in elevator production
  • Machinery engineer (higher-education qualification)

The career video is in German.