Travel and work in Switzerland

Travel and work in Switzerland

Work in the mountains of Switzerland!

Program overview

Have you ever dreamt about spending a year working on an actual working farm in Switzerland, well here is your opportunity. To live and work in the mountains of Switzerland like a local is an iconic adventure. An opportunity to explore awesome landscapes, work incredibly hard, spending time outdoors on a working farm with like minded people, be well compensated and come away from your experience with memories and friends which will last a lifetime!

Our partner organization has been helping adventurous travellers for many years to experience what life is really like in Switzerland. Applicants travel to Switzerland to broaden their knowledge, expand current skills and gain an unforgettable cultural experience without the hassle of worrying about where you are staying or working. Our partner organization is not an employment agency but rather a cultural exchange organization where they provide assistance with a placement that is related to your current skills, education and background.

Placements on offer are anywhere between 6 to 18 months, so you can live like a local, work and holiday in Switzerland with the support of our program and staff.

The program gives Agricultural graduates an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills through a structured and guided work based training by providing exposure to Swiss techniques, methodologies, standards of service and management style.

The program will include step by step assistance throughout the whole process from completing the necessary paperwork, interview guidance, assistance with visa application as well as assistance with flights, travel insurance, as well as an opportunity to meet other adventurous travellers at orientation.

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Your success here is mostly down to you, and is determined by your attitude. You also need to be physically and mentally fit.

Placement categories include:

  • Mixed farming (dairy + crop)
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Pigs
  • Orchards (apple, cherries, etc.)
  • Field crop
  • Farms with tourism (girls only)
In order to qualify

As the saying goes: "Life is 5% what happens to you, and 95% how you react to it."

  • Have graduated from a college/university with an agricultural degree or diploma of at least two years in length
  • Have at least 1-2 years of agricultural experience
  • Some experience with agriculture machines, dairy cows, beef cattle, sows and pigs as well as in the fields
  • Basic knowledge of German and/or willingness to learn German whilst on your program
  • Happy to live with a host family
  • Have a clear criminal record and hold a current drivers license and have an international drivers licenses
  • Be fit and healthy, willing to work hard and open to new ideas and cultures
  • Be between the ages of 20-30
  • Be available for 6 - 18 months
What are the costs?

Enrollment   R3 000

Program fee   R21 000

Work permit   R3 000

Visa Fee   R890

Return flight   R10 000

Apply today

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