Our programs promote equal opportunities for diverse talents in the IT industry.
We train people of diverse backgrounds to fulfill their potential in a digital future. Our goal is to support our participants to find a starting point for their career in IT.

Please note: This page focuses on our offers for participants residing in Switzerland. For more information about our international offers, please visit Powercoders International.

Our offers (which we continuously build further) include:

  • Bootcamp

    • 3 months intensive program
    • Followed by 6 - 12 months internship
    • Supported by a Job Coach
  • Women Connect

    • For Women interested or curious about exploring a Career in IT
    • For those already in IT
    • For those who want to join this conversation
  • Self Learning

    • Learn digital skills with free online courses
    • Improve your language, social & business skills
    • Get ready to apply for jobs or for one of our programs
  • Futurecoders

    • For 13-18 year olds
    • Learn to program a website or design a video game
    • Have fun in courses & holiday camps

Social Assistance

Find information relevant to your social assistance in German and French.

Portrait of Nour Alayouby, Alumni Action Board member of Powercoders

IT has always been my thing.

Nour, Apprentice in Mediamatics at SBB, Alumna Powercoders

Aged 22, Nour had to try many different paths until she found the one she wanted to stay on. That path began with her application to the Powercoders Bootcamp in autumn 2019.

When I started at On I was the only one from Powercoders. Now we are four!

Jean Cédric Ntwari, Frontend Engineer at On, Alumnus Powercoders

He still has the first ticket from the trip he could take by train after he gained financial independence from social assistance.

My wish is to help make people’s lives easier and more effective. Through technology and innovation problems can be solved.

Raziq Adeel, Apprentice in Computer Science at IBM, Alumnus Powercoders

In March 2021, Raziq started his internship at IBM. Six months later they offered him a way-up apprenticeship.

The library was my best friend because from Monday to Saturday, I spent several hours there.

Parwiz Rajabi, Apprentice in Computer Science at UBS, Alumnus Powercoders

"I had no choice - but also nothing to lose," he says. If he wanted to live, he had to flee, but fleeing was no guarantee to live. 

Education can change the way you see the world around you.

Abdul Rahim Alizada, Junior Software Engineer at Credit Suisse, Alumnus Powercoders

What he likes most about his work: The team, the collaboration, the transparency within the team.


What kind of residence permit is needed to participate?2024-02-19T17:07:11+01:00

For our job-integration programs the condition is that you have a work permit for Switzerland (or the prospect of obtaining one in the near future). Therefore, persons with a residence permit C, B, F or S are eligible to apply for our programs. Persons with a residence permit N can only be admitted to the programs in exceptional cases, as work permits are limited in this case. Persons with a residence permit N who have been resident in Switzerland for at least 12 months can also apply and will be assessed on an individual basis.

What does it cost?2022-12-20T08:33:57+01:00

Our programs are fully funded and free of charge for the selected participants. We finance the program costs with donations from companies and support from the authorities (social welfare). Even people who are not supported by social welfare can apply for one of our programs and if you are selected, we will not charge you any money during the programme. As our programs are based on volunteer support and donations, we ask our participants to commit to giving 100 hours of their time to people and organisations that will benefit from their support in the future.


How are the participants selected?2022-11-19T11:05:25+01:00

If the application looks promising, we invite the applicant to take an IT-test and participate in a personal interview. We were looking for participants with high learning abilities, motivation, passion, talent and team working personalities. Only the most promising applicants will be selected.

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