The SNB as an employer
The SNB promotes a culture focusing on teamwork, performance and feedback, and offers fair market salaries based on achievement. It creates a working environment that promotes personal responsibility as well as individual and professional further development of staff at all levels. It offers
- challenging, interesting work
- internal and external opportunities for further education
- flexible working hours ("annual working time")
- centrally-located modern offices
At the SNB, there are essentially two different career paths - a management career path or a specialist career path. Where operational conditions allow, employees with the requisite potential, inclinations and interests are free to take up a management career.
By contrast, a specialist career path makes it possible for employees wishing to focus on challenging specialist tasks to pursue a specialist career. In doing so, they can attain the same hierarchical levels as those pursuing a management career path, right through to deputy director level.
A well-organised, stable monetary system is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy. It is the task of the Swiss National Bank to regulate the money circulation, facilitate payment transactions and conduct monetary policy in the interests of the country as a whole. We offer you the opportunity to collaborate in this unique task.
Most of the people who work at the SNB are economists, lawyers, banking specialists, IT specialists or technical personnel.
Graduate entry to the SNB
A number of our staff lecture at universities. The Swiss National Bank seeks to establish contact with students at the various university fairs.
The Swiss National Bank runs occupational training courses for committed, keen, hard-working young people. On offer are either a Commercial Training ('Kauffrau/ Kaufmann'), focusing on Banking (Zurich) or Services and Administration (Berne), or an apprenticeship as an Information Technician, focusing on System Technology or Application Development. In addition, we have introduced a new training programme for Specialists in Operational Maintenance.