Rail Track Layer EFZ

Rail Track Layer EFZ

In order to ensure that the Swiss rail network functions smoothly and safely, rail track layers are responsible for maintaining the network and repairing any damage. Surveying, building, renewals, repairs, monitoring – a job outside in the fresh air offering plenty of variety.



  • Completed compulsory education
  • Safety consciousness
  • Ability to work in a team / independent
  • Enjoyment in working outdoors and handling equipment and machinery
  • Skilled craftsmanship
  • Technical understanding
  • Strong constitution
  • Willingness to work irregular hours


  • Duration of apprenticeship: three years
  • School: Theoretical lessons at the vocational college for traffic infrastructure engineers. Specialised training begins in the third year of the apprenticeship. Inter-cantonal introductory courses supplement the practical activities and vocational college lessons.
  • Federal Vocational Baccalaureate: if a very good level of academic performance is achieved, it is also possible to complete the upper-secondary commercial school.


Further training
  • Rail track layer Federal VET Diploma with qualification in a further specialist area of the “traffic infrastructure construction” professional field
  • Foreman (practical and foreman college)
  • Rail track foreman (examination for the Federal Diploma of Higher Education)
  • Qualified foreman (technician PET College)
  • Qualified master builder or qualified construction manager (examinations for the Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education)
  • Qualified civil engineer BSc FH



Mr. S. Semiz
Tel. +41 44 745 25 56

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Mr. E. Zogg
Tel. +41 71 846 82 46

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