• Talent Programme Switzerland!

    The myAbility Talent® programme in Switzerland connects students and doctoral candidates, as well as people with a higher federal and vocational qualification, that all live with disabilities or chronic conditions, with reknowned companies.

    Sign up now for 2025!

What is the Talent Programme?

The myAbility Talent® programme connects students, doctoral candidates, and people with an acknowledged higher vocational education or training with top companies that want to get to know talented people. All participants of the programme - job starters or advanced professionals - live with a disability or chronic condition.

Who can participate?

We are aimed at motivated students and doctoral candidates, as well as people with a higher vocational education or an advanced, acknowledged federal training, who have specific accessibility needs in the workplace and who are willing to network with reknowned companies and their representatives.

Do you have questions about your application? Contact our Talent Manager directly Michael Zakall

Your profile:

We are open for applications from students and doctoral candidates, and also from people with an acknowledged higher vocational education or training, from different kinds of disciplines, of all ages, for example:

  • Students and doctoral candidates (from universities/colleges/institutes such as UH, FH, PH)
  • People with a higher vocational education (with diplomas such as BP, HFP, HF), e.g. in fields such as IT or accountancy/controlling
  • People that have attended advanced federal trainings (CAS, DAS or MAS)

Enrol now via this link: myAbility Talent® Programmme Switzerland 2024

Students and doctoral candidates, also people with an acknowledged higher vocational education or training

that live with a disability or chronic condition, for example:

Sensorial impairment, mobility impairment, neurodiversity (ADHD, autism spectrum, dyslexia), or multiple sclerosis, IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, etc.), rheumatism, migraine, long Covid, CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrom, metabolic disorder etc.

Our partner companies 2024

For the Matching Day, find out more about the partner companies on the respective careers pages. Take a look at their careers page, open vacancies (to get an idea of which departments are available) and their profiles on social media.

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Talent Manager

"Have you always wondered which companies in Switzerland are pursuing an inclusion strategy? Do you want to network with people who want to create an accessible workplace? Then you've come to the right place!"- Michael Zakall

Michael Zakall Talent Manager

What can you expect?

myAbility Talent® programme in Switzerland
  • In the myAbility Talent Workshop, we get to know each other and talk about accessibility needs.
  • Your CV will be checked in our 1:1 online counselling session.
  • In the self-presentation workshop, you will learn how to present yourself in an interview setting.
  • At our Matching Day, you will network with companies that pursue an inclusion strategy and would like to get to know you.

Dates at a glance

  • myAbility Talent Programme Switzerland Start: March 2024
  • 1st talent workshop: March 2024 
  • Workshop with our communication coach: March/April 2024
  • Live Matching Day: 25 April 2024
  • Possible job shadowing phase: May-September 2024

Contact us now!

Take your chance!

The myAbility Talent® programme supports you in your career development! We work with you to discover and develop your potential and skills. We also support you in achieving your career goals and making professional contacts.

Click here for the contact form
Laptop auf Tisch mit dem myAbility Logo und Schriftzug "Remind Me"

Apply now!

Secure your place on the myA Talent programme today! We still have a few places for you.  We look forward to seeing you!

Take your chance and apply now for the myAbility Talent® Programm in der Schweiz! Simply fill in the application form and send it off.

Still undecided?

Then sign up for one of our Career Cafés and find out more about careers, disability, job applications and the Talent Programme.

Process

Talent Workshop

What is a career? How do I want to deal with my disability or chronic illness in the application process? How do others do it? With practical exercises and input, you will answer these questions together ONLINE with Michael and Viviane.

Talent Team mit 5 Personen diskutieren an einem Tisch

1:1 online counselling

How do you put the finishing touches to your CV? Which aspects are important? These questions will be answered in a one-hour individual coaching session with Michael Zakall and Viviane Martin.

ÖGS Online Beratung mit zwei Männern die über den Laptop kommunizieren

Self-presentation workshop

With our Talent Manager Michael, you will practise your self-presentation ONLINE, receive professional feedback as well as tips and tricks on how to present your strengths in the best possible way.

Talent Manager Michael erklärt einen Screen und lächelt

Matching Day

On Matching Day, you will meet the company's HR managers for the first time. You will introduce yourselves to each other in short interviews and you can put the skills you learnt in the workshop into practice. This will help you find the right companies for your job shadowing.

Vorstellungsgespräch, 2 Personaler eine Bewerberin im Rahmen des myAbility Talent Programms

Possible job shadowing

You meet with employees of the companies and accompany them. Do your job shadowing in departments that interest you. This allows you to get to know the departments from the inside and exchange professional expertise.

Questions and answers about the myAbility Talent® programme in Switzerland

Not sure whether you should apply or have general questions about the myAbility Talent® programme? We have collected a few questions and answers about the myAbility Talent® programme on this page.

  • Who can apply?

We welcome students and doctoral candidates, and also people with an acknowledged higher vocational education or training, from different kinds of disciplines, of all ages with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. By "with disabilities and chronic illnesses" we mean, for example: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, dyslexia, epilepsy, diabetes, metabolic diseases, neurodiverse people ...

  • How is the myAbility Talent® programme digitalised?

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we have decided to partially digitise the programme. The Matching Day event will take place LIVE. If you have any questions about accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • As a participant, do I have to pay for the programme?

No. The partner companies and myAbility cover the costs of the myAbility Talent® programme. You only have to cover your own travelling expenses. In return, we expect you to be punctual, reliable and organised.

  • Is this a superficial action?

No. Companies recognise that people with disabilities and chronic illnesses are employees that they rarely actively approach. The programme creates points of contact and generates a conscious, open approach. Companies and talents learn from each other and benefit from the exchange. It enables talents and corporate partners to deal positively with the disability factor.

Questions?

  • Would you like to get in touch with the myAbility Talent® programme team (Michael, Viviane)?
  • Are you interested in participating in the programme?
  • Would you like more information about our career development programme for people  with disabilities or chronic conditions?

Then you've come to the right place! Either fill out the contact form or contact us directly:

hello.talent@myAbility.org

Please apply via our Kontaktformular.

Mehr Information zur Datenverarbeitung durch myAbility findest du in unserer Datenschutzerklärung.

Visit us!

Our various channels will keep you informed about the myAbility Talent® programme in the different cities. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or simply write to our coordinator Daniel on WhatsApp if you have any questions.

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Project partner and supporters

The consulting firm BHP - Brugger und Partner AG supports organisations from business, the public sector and society in the areas of corporate social responsibility, spatial development and location promotion as well as leadership and organisation. We are delighted to have found in them a local project partner for the myAbility Talent® Programme Switzerland.

The myAbility Talent® Programme Switzerland is supported by the Federal Bureau for the Equality of People with Disabilities (EBGB) and the Hirschmann Foundation.

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Discover impressive Success stories from myAbility Talents

We have collected many exciting stories from people who have shared their personal and professional careers with us. These stories are intended to encourage people with disabilities to follow their personal and professional path. The success stories of myAbility Talents, who deal confidently with their own disabilities, set an example, encourage people and create openness.

All success stories
Foto von Katrin Neudolt

"Du kannst Barrieren überwinden, die andere gar nicht kennen. Nutze diesen Vorteil!“

Katrin Neudolt, Profi-Badmintonspielerin / Heeres-Leistungssportlerin Katrin hat ihr größtes Hobby, den Sport, zum Beruf gemacht und an ihrem Ziel festgehalten Badmintonspielerin zu werden. Trotz Angeboten aus der Wirtschaft hat sie ihren Traum erfüllt und ist nun Heeres-Leistungssportlerin und Profi-Badmintonspielerin. 2018 wurde sie Europameisterin im Badminton.