Apprentices are the leaders of tomorrow

Training Manager Sandra Sutter with apprentices Zöhre Karaçar, Suela Xhemaili, Joelle Stadelmann and Lathuja Kamalathasan (from left to right). (F. Böhler)

Before starting her apprenticeship, Lathuja Kamalathasan had tried out various industries and companies, gaining experience in the travel sector and freight forwarding sector, among others. "In the end, however, I decided on a commercial apprenticeship at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools, because, in addition to the technical tasks, the interpersonal aspects also fit perfectly for what I wanted," she explains. For Lathuja, the prospect of working at a trading company that has a lot of sophisticated processes running in the background was also exciting. Over the course of three years, Brütsch/Rüegger Tools commercial apprentices will get to experience nine different departments and thus gain an insight into the entire company, from the ToolShop to the service department and reception. 

Lathuja has just started her second year of training and is currently working in the "Standard Parts" department. This gives her a chance to gain insight into new teams, tasks and processes. "This high degree of variety is a huge benefit that we can offer young people as part of their apprenticeship," explains Sandra Sutter, HR Recruiter and Training Manager at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools. Among other things, her role is to support apprentices and to organise their deployment and rotation across the various departments of the company. Sutter, working together with the apprentices supervisors, strives to create a working environment for these young people that prioritises well-being. Our aim is to make the transition into this new, important phase of life as smooth as possible for our apprentices after they leave school.

Kick-start a career with an apprenticeship at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools

Brütsch/Rüegger Tools is the market leader of the Swiss tools trade. The company, which is steeped in tradition and based in Urdorf in the Canton of Zurich, is the perfect home for anyone who wants to make a difference and has high expectations of themselves and their working environment. The company not only offers two interesting apprenticeships, but also opens up attractive career opportunities for its graduates.

Are you interested in starting your professional career at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools? Contact HR specialist Sandra Sutter at or find out more here:


Joelle Stadelmann (right) shows Lathuja Kamalathasan the ropes for her new tasks. (F. Böhler)

When one door closes, another opens

Joelle Stadelmann has already completed this stage of her training and is now a permanent employee at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools. She will be joining the export team from September.


"I am so excited to get stuck into "real" professional working life and use everything I learnt during my apprenticeship."


Her decision to stay with Brütsch/Rüegger Tools after her apprenticeship was thanks both to her interest in the exciting field of export and the great team she has around her. "The interpersonal aspect is extremely important to me and I am looking forward to continuing to work with my colleagues," she says.

Zöhre Karaçar has just started her second year of training as a logistics specialist, working towards a Swiss Federal Proficiency Certificate (EFZ). She really enjoys her work in the fast-paced department and, like her colleagues, she also appreciates the variety that Brütsch/Rüegger Tools offers apprentices. "I always get a glimpse of the other departments and get to know the company from lots of very different perspectives," she explains. Suela Xhemaili, who has just begun her third year of training in the accounting department, has also come to appreciate this. "I am always learning so many new things and getting to know so many new people that time almost flies by.

Learning how to get things done: Zöhre Karaçar is completing an apprenticeship as a logistics technician. (Fabienne Böhler)

Learning and growing

"I think our young professional talents have perfectly summarised the advantages of an apprenticeship at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools," Sandra Sutter notes. She recommends an apprenticeship here at the industry leader of the tools trade to all young people who have good communication skills and enjoy taking on different challenges, in an environment where they are of course always closely supported and well cared for. And best of all? Over the course of the apprenticeship, it is not just the world of work that young people get to know better, but also themselves, stresses the training manager.

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