On 1 August 2021, Swiss Post opened its apprenticeship portal for 2022. As the third-largest employer in Switzerland, Swiss Post offers young people training in 17 different professions. Sarangi Senthilkumar is one of around 2,000 apprentices at Swiss Post. She is about to start the third year of her apprenticeship to become a commercial employee. As part of a PowerTeam, she recently even began leading a team of seven people.
Mail carrier Anna Egger has her hands full: her vehicle is packed with parcels, letters and newspapers, all of which have to be delivered to the residents of the Safiental in Graubünden by midday. To make these deliveries, she has to travel over 100 kilometres. Anna’s route is the longest mail delivery round in Switzerland and winds over steep slopes in a region teeming with nature.
The average age of Swiss Post’s workforce is 46. Only 22 percent of employees are aged under 35, but they’re increasingly making their voices heard in the company. What are the expectations and needs of Generation Z, who are our employees and future customers? Can the Young Voice network breathe new life into Swiss Post?