International Graduate Program

International Graduate Program

A Great Launch Built on Solid Ground

Kick-Start Your Career With the SIX Graduate Program

Are you keen to kick-start your career? Then apply for our International Graduate Program. We are looking for candidates with a degree in Business, Economics, IT, or a comparable course of study. The program will give you an insight into the world of SIX and different areas of the company. Join us and discover your talents and further develop your strengths.

The application process for the next International Graduate Program begins in March 2025.

The Graduate Program at a Glance

18 18

Months Duration

4 4


1 1

Deployment Abroad

Structure of the SIX Graduate Program

During the Discovery Week, you will gather with your peers for a special onboarding in Zurich to get an overview of our business units, meet members of our Executive Board and your mentor, with whom you will regularly exchange views, thoughts, and ideas. Your mentor will guide and support you throughout the Graduate Program. For each of the four assignment you will have a placement advisor who also will be there for you.

You spend your first months in a business unit or corporate function department that matches your chosen specialization. During that time, you attend initial training courses at our SIX Academy. You are entitled to a total of 15 training days during your time with us. 

Afterwards, you spend the next five months in a different department in your chosen specialization in your home country. Wherever your deployment takes you, this rotation enables you to gain further experience and additional insights into SIX.

After ten months of the program, you will have learned quite a lot about SIX. Now it’s time to learn even more. You go abroad for three months to broaden your knowledge in one of our main international locations. 

When the last five months of the Graduate Program get underway, for you this means completing training courses, wrapping up business tasks, and extensively discussing the feedback on your personal development. Then, for the finale, it’s time to celebrate your fascinating 18-month journey with SIX.

Are You Our Ideal Candidate?

Your Specialization

You apply to our Graduate Program for an "IT" or "Generalist" track. With the "Generalist" track, you also choose a specialization from one of the areas of Finance, Marketing & Communication, HR, Sales, Product & Business Development or Strategy.

Your Personality

We are seeking bright minds to join us in advancing the transformation of the financial industry. You should be an open-minded, curious, flexible and solution-oriented person. Of course you should also enjoy contributing to the team by developing ideas in line with our corporate values: customer focus, collaboration, ownership and trust. It will be in your hands to make most out of the program.

What's in It For You

Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange

The SIX Graduate Program allows me to set challenging goals for myself while having great support from my mentor and team.

María Del Mar, SIX Graduate Program, based in Madrid

Apply for the Program

The next application period for the SIX Graduate Program starts in March 2025

Frequently Asked Questions about the SIX International Graduate Program