Job Coach

Our participants need more than technical knowledge in order to achieve the goal of a successful integration in the labour market. That’s why our program includes coaching during the internship phase. Each participant is accompanied by one volunteer Job Coach.

For more information, check our factsheet.

How our Program Works



Meet all Participants (group activities style, in a fun atmosphere) and be matched by the end of the 3-month Bootcamp.

Get Ready


Get ready with a kickoff workshop and start meeting your Coachee, ideally once a week throughout the internship.



Join your Coachee at a company meeting every month and support them in their successful collaboration.



Exchange and get trained with regular coaching workshops and intervisions (optional, over lunch / evenings).



Support your Coachee in working out a perspective at the internship company and creating a solid base for their professional path.


“Accompanying Powercoders participants on their journeys as a job coach is a deeply rewarding experience. The icing on the cake is when the participant is offered a permanent position at the end of the internship, and has an opportunity to gain financial independence.”

Paul Janes, Job Coach

«For me, the experience was very enriching, I was able to get know M who I normally would probably never have met, and know more about the situation and challenges someone who had to find refuge in Switzerland might face who is new to the Swiss IT job market.»

Weili Gao, Job Coach

«Taking additional responsibility and giving back sth. with a value is my motivation and that’s also the reason why I am again with Powercoders. For me personally it’s a win-win, I learn about other cultures and have realized even more that the place of birth is sth to be thankful for.»

Beate-Christin Hastedt , Job Coach

Interested in accompany one of our participants?

Your application will be Considered For our fall class 24′

In India, many girls go for engineering studies.

Shehani, SAP developer at UBS, Alumna Powercoders

She started her full-time job as an SAP developer at UBS in April, directly after her internship ended.

I got a second chance at life.

Jamila Amini, DevOps Engineer at Swisscom, Alumna Powercoders

She was forced to flee Afghanistan with her husband and daughter and our very first participant to secure a permanent employment.

So that I can take on many more new challenges at Migros Aare

Gajendran Packiyanathan, Software Engineer at Migros Aare

He was a participant in our very first Powercoders Bootcamp in 2017, and one of the first ones to get a permanent job offer.

When I have an opportunity to learn something new, I get curious and want to learn more, and I ask questions.

Deniz Tokat, Mainframe Junior System Engineer at SIX

When he came to Switzerland three years ago, he first tried to find a job in Mathematics or as a teacher, but it was very difficult because of language problems.

Every day when I left my house, I was never sure if I will get back in the evening.

Izzatollah Amani, Junior Software Engineer at Netcentric, Alumnus Powercoders

He was forced to flee his home country Afghanistan as a 26 year-old and was able to take refuge in Switzerland.

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.

Everything is well organized and there’s no need to fight for your rights as much here.

Ali Mengütay, Junior Software Engineer at Pix4D, Alumnus Powercoders

Back in Turkey he studied mechanical engineering and worked for a big company in Istanbul.

Powercoders and Unic gave me the opportunity to live off social welfare.

Bashir Karimi, Frontend Engineer at Unic, Alumnus Powercoders

Bashir was leading a normal life in Pakistan, having a wife and two kids and a good job as an IT teacher.


  • Ya'ara Segal - Powercoders Team

    Ya’ara Segal

    Job Coaching Lead & Volunteer Coordinator

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