Relocation and Recruitment Advice

AP Technical supports job seekers and businesses alike with their Zurich recruitment needs. With a presence across Switzerland, including in Zurich, we specialise in supporting you at every stage of the Zurich recruitment process, with areas of speciality including IT, digital media, telecoms, e-gaming, commerce, business intelligence and much more.

Please contact AP Technical for all of your Zurich recruitment needs. ​

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Located in north-central Switzerland, Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is a lively and dynamic city that is home to approximately 1.4 million inhabitants (2022) who speak a mixture of German, French, Italian and Romanish.

Zurich is situated in the German speaking part of Switzerland, where the German dialect Schwyzerdutsch (Swiss German) is spoken. While this is an international city where English is widely spoken, it’s recommended to learn German in order to better integrate both socially and linguistically.

Many companies choose Switzerland thanks to its low tax regime and favourable laws that attract international companies. It is renowned as an important centre for finance, ICT, life sciences, cleantech, creative industries and tourism.

Why Choose Zurich?

Switzerland is a very wealthy nation thanks to a robust service-oriented economy, a highly skilled labour force, and the country’s focus on its own industries. Working in Zurich, you’ll be participating in one of the most competitive economies in the world.

While Switzerland is known as a country of hard workers, there is also a very strong work-life balance here. When you work in Zurich, you’ll benefit from career development, competitive compensation, flexible working hours, lifestyle support and generous paid time off.

Many multinational companies are headquartered here, including Carlsberg, IKEA, Unilever, Garmin, and Johnson & Johnson, to name but a few. However, there are also many small and medium enterprises located here. In addition to immense economic and political stability, you’ll benefit from a high quality-of-life, excellent infrastructure, and close proximity to many other major European countries and cities.

Requirements to set up a company

Zurich is a popular location for establishing a business due to low taxation, business-friendly policies and a robust regulatory framework. If you are seeking to establish a business here, you will need to meet certain requirements. EU/EFTA nationals can establish a business in Zurich with relative ease. You need to register for a permit and show a detailed business plan, VAT number or entry into the commercial register. Non-EU/EFTA nationals will need a valid C residence permit, a detailed business plan, or evidence of strong relationships with existing Swiss companies.

Requirements for employees wishing to relocate

If you’re seeking Zurich recruitment, you’ll need to apply for a Switzerland work permit (also known as a residence permit), which gives you permission to work. The process of applying for a visa depends on whether you are an EU/EFTA national or a non-EU/EFTA national, and also on your employment status. Skilled/qualified workers with specific expertise are more likely to be eligible for a Swiss work visa. Check the Zurich migration office for specific visa information.

Please contact AP Technical for support with your Zurich recruitment needs.