Corporate Education sector in Switzerland

Staff members training on a computer

Switzerland is home to many multinational companies and international organisations (United Nations, World Health Organisation, International Red Cross, CERN). They are all using English as their business language and have significant training needs.

Market overview

Staff Learning & Development budgets have suffered cuts due to the economic downturn. More than ever, Training Managers have to justify a good return on investment to their board.

Switzerland being a very developed market, the competition (local and international) is very high. Specialised UK companies working on niche sectors/topics are more likely to succeed.

It is a plus if training courses can be delivered in French and/or German, in addition to English.

Previous experience in working with international organisations like the United Nations is a door-opener to start negotiation with other organisations.

Key opportunities

  • E-learning

  • Leadership & Management

  • Communication and Presentation skills

  • Cross-Cultural Communication

  • Team building

  • Conflict management

  • Negotiation

  • Coaching

  • And other ‘soft-skills’ training

Latest export opportunities in the Education & Training sector

Latest export opportunities in Switzerland

Getting into the market

Our UKTI Team in Geneva is in regular contact with the Heads of Learning & Development from international organisations and large companies.

From individual programmes of meetings, to the organisation of masterclasses and mini-exhibitions, we can help you get face to face with your potential customers in Switzerland.

More about doing business in Switzerland


Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS).

To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country – or contact your local international trade team.

  • Eleanor Baha, British Embassy UKTI Geneva; Tel: +41 (0) 22 918 24 21; Email: [email protected]

  • Marie Gow, British Embassy UKTI Geneva; Tel: +41 (0) 22 918 24 78; Email: [email protected]

UKTI Events

UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.

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Major Events

Salon RH (Human Resources Trade Fair)

Geneva, 2-3 October 2013

Personal Swiss

Zurich, 8-9 April 2014

Useful links

More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters

Sectors: Education & Training
Countries: Switzerland
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