A work placement is a labour market measure offered by unemployment insurance (UI) in the form of temporary employment. A work placement in a private company or in public administration offers job seekers the chance to gain initial professional experience or vocational skills. The contacts they make there will increase their chances of finding a job in this line of work or a related profession.
A work placement lasts up to six months and must be ended at any time in favour of a more suitable job being found.
During a work placement, UI continues to pay the trainee a daily allowance. UI pays up to 75% of the daily allowance and at the end of the work placement, invoices the company 25% of the daily allowance amount, but at least CHF 500 per month.
Would you like to offer a work placement? This is how you do it:
- You check in your company whether, where and how many work placements can be offered
- For each work placement, you complete a one-page form:
- Submit the forms to the responsible RAV
- You guarantee the financial amount to be covered by your company (contribution to daily allowances): for each work placement, you must cover 25% of the daily allowances, but at least CHF 500 per month (the canton may stipulate a higher amount)
The RAV in your region/your cantonal employment office will help you registering a work placement.