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IT Professional SCC - Application Development - Playing an active part in developing software

At the head office of Helsana in Zurich-Dübendorf we train young people to become IT professionals, focusing on application development.

During your training you will be assisted closely by a range of practical trainers and a vocational training supervisor. The latter will be your direct line manager who will plan your deployment in the different units and will be your contact person as well as your confidant in all respects. The practical trainers are experienced IT specialists who will support and assist you in the respective departments. They will train you in specific IT topics, give you productive tasks and assess your performance.

For August 2014, we are recruiting one IT apprentice with a focus on application development. The window for applications opens in early summer at the beginning of the 3rd senior year.

  1. Requirements
  2. Training concept
  3. Orientation days
  4. Application
  5. Contact


If you would like to apply to join Helsana as an apprentice application developer, you must:

  • Be in upper secondary level A (standard class E) or grammar school
  • Enjoy working with numbers, languages and scientific subjects such as physics and chemistry
  • Have a grade average of at least 4.5 in the above subjects
  • Be interested in logical-abstract contexts and have good spatial awareness
  • Be reliable, open-minded, and able to learn quickly
  • Be motivated to learn new things
  • Have successfully completed the Technology Multicheck aptitude test (IT Professional SCC)

Training concept

On-the-job training

1st apprenticeship year: ZLI apprenticeship foundation year
Your first apprenticeship year will be completed as a ZLI (Zürcher Lehrbetriebsverband ICT) apprenticeship foundation year. During this, you will acquire basic knowledge and skills in your area of specialism.

Further information on the ZLI apprenticeship foundation year may be found here.

2nd - 4th apprenticeship year: Helsana as a vocational training unit

As an application developer you will discover a wide range of exciting tasks. These include:

  • Web development
  • Databases and interfaces
  • Analysing customer requirements and drawing up solution concepts
  • Programming, testing and maintaining application solutions (Java and Cobol)
  • Supporting and assisting with smaller IT projects
  • Supporting our internal users

In addition to modern systems environments, you will also have the opportunity to learn about large-scale systems (HOST)

Vocational training

During your four years of training, you will attend vocational school for one to two days a week, depending on your training profile. Together with the general subjects (ABU), you will also take modular IT training courses.

External courses

During the course of your training, you will attend external courses. These are modular IT training courses, carried out at the ZLI, and usually take place over an entire week.


Orientation days

Are you attracted to the IT profession? If you come along to one of our IT orientation days, you will have the opportunity to find out more about application development.

At the moment it is not possible to enroll.



The window for applications opens in early summer at the beginning of the 3rd

senior year. Your application should include the following documents:

  • Personal statement. This may be written by hand or on a PC. Among other things, it should include information about why you are interested in becoming an IT professional specialising in application development, and why you are attracted to Helsana as a vocational training unit.
  • Curriculum vitae (written on a PC) with recent colour photo.
  • All previous advanced school certificates and diplomas for courses or work experience.
  • Results of the "Stellwerk 8" test (if this was performed in upper school)
  • Results of the "Technology (IT Professional SCC)" Multicheck aptitude test.

You will find more information at where you can also sign up for and take this test

If you are interested in an apprenticeship at Helsana, we look forward to receiving your application. Click here for apprenticeship openings and apply directly online.



Our vocational training supervisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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