Service employee carries a plateau with wine glasses in Gurtners restaurant

Trial apprenticeship

Get to know apprenticeships on the Gurten

One of the most beautiful places to work above Bern

Are you interested in a profession in the hospitality industry? A trial apprenticeship at the Gurten gives you an insight into the tasks and everyday working life of your dream job. Apply now for a trial apprenticeship at what is probably the most beautiful place to work in Bern.

Hotel communication specialist

As a hotel communications specialist, you can expect a wide range of tasks. First and foremost, you welcome and say goodbye to guests. On arrival, you inform them about the hotel's services and on departure, you find out whether they were satisfied with their stay. In the back office, you manage customer, employee and operational data and settle outstanding amounts. Your activities are therefore essential for the smooth running of the hotel.

Pause saisonnière pour les stages d'initiation HOKO
Due to the peak season, we are currently not offering any taster apprenticeships as a HOKO. The next available dates are in October 2024 and from January to April 2025.
  • You value and live the daily contact with our guests and employees
  • You want to understand the processes in a hotel holistically
  • You enjoy working on a PC
  • You are well organized
  • You think and work in a structured way
  • You have at least the following grades at secondary school level German: 5.5, French: 5.0 and English: 5.0
Duration of the trial apprenticeship  3 - 5 days
Day 1  Getting to know the à la carte service in the Gurtners restaurant
Day 2

Morning: Getting to know Gurtner's à la carte kitchen

Afternoon: Get to know the housekeeping

Day 3 Getting to know the office activities as HOKO

We do not offer trial apprenticeships in the HOKO area lasting less than 3 days. The profession is versatile and a shorter trial apprenticeship cannot do justice to this.

Event manager sitting at her desk smiling and talking to a guest on the phone.
Banquet cook sauteing vegetables


Soups and sauces, meat and fish, buffets and desserts - you prepare all this and much more in your job as a chef. As a kitchen professional, you are creative and highly organized at the same time. After all, in addition to cooking, frying and grilling, your tasks also include writing menu plans and dealing with suppliers. Variety is on the menu for chefs every day. And not just in the food, but also in the activities.

  • Enjoy cooking, creativity
  • Strong sense of smell and taste
  • Willingness to work irregular hours
  • Awareness of hygiene
  • Ability to work in a team, resilience

Restaurant specialist

The well-being of your guests is the focus of your work as a restaurant specialist. You create a pleasant atmosphere for them by setting and decorating the tables in the hotel or restaurant. You will then welcome the guests, advise them on the menu and serve them food and drinks. You can also prepare simple dishes yourself and maintain the facilities and equipment in your area of activity.

  • Enjoy advising and selling
  • Sociability, ability to work in a team
  • Speditive way of working
  • Good manners, well-groomed appearance
  • Knowledge of foreign languages
Service employee carries a plateau with wine glasses in Gurtners restaurant

To assess whether you are suitable for the specified apprenticeship, we need a short letter of motivation and your last school report. Please upload these two documents as a PDF.

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