Application tips: Who are we looking for?

The people we are looking for are just as varied as the many jobs we offer. However, there are certain criteria that we want to see in all candidates.


Motivated employees are the key to achieving great things day in, day out to and getting Switzerland moving on time. We want to see this enthusiasm in you too. That’s why we are looking for enthusiastic people with a sparkle in their eye, willing to do everything they can to achieve great things. At SBB, we refer to this as the “feu sacré”.

Frédéric Mühlethaler

Lead Talent Acquisition, creative nature lover and ambitious puzzle solver.


We can only succeed together. As part of a greater whole, we count on you to be open, tolerant and cooperative and to show character. The more colourful and varied our employees, the better we can meet the different needs of our customers. That’s why we place great value on diversity in our recruitment.

In job interviews, I pay particular attention to applicants’ skills and to creating team diversity.

Fabienne Yücedag

Recruiting Partner, sun worshipper who enjoys expanding her horizons by talking with different people.

Experience and skills.

Educational certificates, diplomas and work references provide us with a good basis for a first impression. But of much greater importance for us than bits of paper are your skills and your professional experience. We are particularly interested in the steps of your development and the insights you gleaned from them.

Getting to know each other on an equal footing.

Are you looking for a challenge where you can take joy in growing, rather than an ordinary job? We are looking for people full of potential, who want to learn and develop. Our application process means we can get to know each other on an equal footing in the best possible way. Appear authentic and ask us your burning questions. Finally, the personal interview gives us both the chance to check whether we are a good fit for one another and whether you will be able to grow in this role.

Application process.

At SBB, the individual steps of the application depend on the role. You can find information on your personal application process in the job advertisement. The following examples show you three typical application processes.

Questions and answers.

Here you will find the important answers to your questions.

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