GoWork Recruitment offers study-internship programs and au pair-nanny jobs in Switzerland
Study and internship programs
As a recognized partner of the Business & Hotel Management School in Lucerne, Switzerland, we offer several educational options to candidates wishing to study there.
Why study Business and Hospitality Management at B.H.M.S.?
Ideal Location in the Heart of Luzern City
The B.H.M.S. campus buildings and student residences are located in the heart of the beautiful city of Lucerne, within walking distance from each other and from the city center itself.
Full Speed Bachelor of Arts Degree
B.H.M.S. (together with The Robert Gordon University) has designed one of the fastest track BA Degrees in Switzerland without compromising its educational quality. At B.H.M.S., students can achieve a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management in 18 months of studying plus an 18-month paid internship period. A similar education in another Swiss hotel management school would require 24 months of studying plus a 12-month internship period. This gives B.H.M.S. graduates an advantage of studying 6 months less while gaining 6 additional months of paid work experience in Switzerland.
Hospitality Management Programs
Hospitality Management programs at B.H.M.S. are specifically designed for young adults and professionals wishing to enter the international hotel and hospitality field and who aspire to a management career in the tourism sector.
Various courses offered at B.H.M.S. provide students with a high-quality academic education complemented by vocational core competency training. This carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. It can also benefit people looking to obtain the necessary specialized knowledge when considering opening their own business.
Business Management Programs
Business Management programs at B.H.M.S. provide fundamental management skills applicable in practically every career field. Graduates of Business Management programs at B.H.M.S. are equipped with an academic qualification and skill set that is attractive to potential employers across a range of global business sectors in fields such as international sales and marketing, finance and controlling, banking, human resources, operations management, supply chain management and administrative positions in government and NGOs.
Culinary Arts programs at B.H.M.S. combine hands-on approach to culinary operations with more advanced techniques and creativity. The highlights of the program include classic European cooking methods, cuts, stocks and sauces as a foundation stone, before practicing these skills with international and contemporary menus in a working restaurant environment.
B.H.M.S. has its location in Lucerne – the heart of Switzerland. Two of the neighboring countries – France and Italy, both have incredible cooking traditions. During the study, these culinary traditions and skills are brought closer together to create a unique and inspiring studying experience.
Au pair and nanny jobs
Au pairs are young people who stay with a host family in order to learn a language, gain experience and deepen their general education through cultural exchange. In return for board and lodging and pocket money, au pairs work in the host family’s household.
Our families usually work part-time and are looking for a person who will lovingly support you in your daily life with childcare and light household tasks.
Some of our families also work full time, the children go to kindergarten or school and the families need support in the morning and afternoon/evening.
In Switzerland there are clear guidelines which all host families must follow. Here is an overview of the most important points:
- Families who want to hire an au pair from a third country must obtain the permit from a recognized agency in Switzerland
- Au pairs from third countries may be 18 – 25 years old, au pairs from EU/EFTA countries may be 18 – 30 years old
- Au pairs from third countries may work in Switzerland as an au pair for a maximum of 1 year, au pairs from EU/EFTA countries may work as an au pair for a maximum of 2 years
- The Au Pair salary is based on the guidelines of the respective canton and in Switzerland is between 500 – 800 CHF net monthly
- The au pair and the host family must not be of the same nationality, have the same mother tongue and/or be related
- The host family should speak either German, French or Italian, depending on the canton in which the host family lives
- The au pairs may work a maximum of 30 hours per week, of which the host mother or host father must be present at home as a carer for at least 50% (15 hours) of this time
- The au pairs help mainly in childcare with and light housework
- The au pairs work either 5 days at 6 hours or 6 days at 5 hours
- The host family is legally obliged to handle the social contributions (AHV/IV/EO/ALV), withholding tax, UVG insurance, as well as any BVG and KTG insurance, etc. and to settle this correctly in a monthly pay slip
- Board and lodging is legally prescribed at 990 CHF per month and salary
- As a host family, you must pay the au pairs a monthly meal allowance if they are on holiday or do not eat at home on a day off, the AHV rates apply here
Potential au pair candidates should have the following skills:
- Between 18 and 30 years old (candidates with EU passport), between 18 and 25 years old (candidates without EU passport)
- Good knowledge of German or English to ensure communication with the host family
- Enjoyment of children and childcare
- Willingness to do even light housework
- The candidate should be interested in the languages German or French and should also want to get to know the Swiss culture
- Willingness to integrate into and support a family
- Advantage: Openness, friendliness, reliability, sense of responsibility, willingness to learn and the curiosity to get to know new things
- Learn and the curiosity to get to know new things
- The ability to cook simple and healthy food
- Ability to swim
- A cultivated appearance
- Completed training is an advantage
- Driving licence of the Kat. B advantage
Domestic workers are persons who work in a private household and perform household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, etc. and/or activities such as supervising and bringing up children or assisting in the care of children.
Our families are usually fully employed and are looking for a person with experience to take care of their children and/or household, who can support them lovingly and competently in everyday life, childcare and household tasks.
The tasks vary greatly depending on the family and their individual needs. Often our families are looking for a person who can take care of the children as well as do the household chores. Mostly these are families in which the child/children are partly out of the house in the crèche, kindergarten or school. So that the employed person has enough time to take care of the household. However, we also have families who are looking for nannies, who only take care of the childcare and light housework.
Our families offer jobs in live-in (with accommodation) as well as in live-out. The salary of the employee person is based on the legal guidelines of the canton, as well as the current market conditions.
We attach great importance to the fact that all our staff are employed under fair and good conditions. For this reason we visit all families in advance in a personal interview at home to get a good overview of their wishes and requirements.
Potential candidates should have the following skills:
- Fluency in English or German
- Valid driving lisence and active driver
- Professional experience of working in family households and/or training with an educational background
- Very good references
- Enjoy working with children and household tasks
- Fun and skill for cooking
Other requirements may vary depending on the family.