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Career and training

Career and training

SBEA supports the further development of bank associates, while the SBEA Foundation and skillaware promote social and professional goals.


SBEA Foundation for further education and social purposes

The Foundation for Further Education and Social Purposes supports and promotes the social and professional aspirations of its members.

Active members of the SBEA may submit a request in the following cases:

  • You wish to complete vocational education and training.
  • You are applying for a repayable grant.
  • You wish to complete further training as a result of unemployment.
  • You find yourself in an emergency situation through no fault of your own.
  • You are unemployed and receive no benefits.

Further information

The Foundation for Further Education and Social Purposes
c/o Anita Conway

Ready for the future

Self-evaluation on the basic competencies

skillaware provides the opportunity to find out if and how your basic competencies meet the current and future needs of the financial industry. The skillaware self-evaluation is an anonymous online questionnaire conducted under the most secure conditions, the results of which will not be shared with your employer or any third party.

skillaware was launched in summer 2019 by the social partners of the financial sector (SBPV, KV Schweiz and Arbeitgeber Banken) as a long-term campaign and offers support for skills training: whether in the form of orientation talks, podcasts or in cooperation with the learning platform.

The 16 basic competencies divided into four dimensions

Personal and self-management skills

  • Personal responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Adaptability
  • Problem-solving skills

Entrepreneurial activity and action skills

  • Decision-making ability
  • Customer orientation
  • Results orientation
  • Work organization

Social and organizational networking skills

  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Multiculturalism/diversity
  • Receiver-appropriate communication
  • Ability to work in a team

Industry and digital methodological skills

  • Technology implementation
  • Data processing
  • Digital communication
  • Information and data protection

Career and training

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ZfU International School

The ZfU sees itself as a holistic international business school with the goal of offering middle and senior management comprehensive, up-to-date “state-of-the art” continuing education. As a leading international Swiss business school, ZfU creates sustainable value for executives and their companies by imparting practical, applicable knowledge, thus creating personal and corporate value.

SBEA members benefit from the ZfU membership price and receive discounts:

  • on seminars, training, courses, congresses, conferences and round tables, as well as break-out sessions.
  • on further education advice


ZfU International Business School
Im Park 4
8800 Thalwil
T 044 722 85 85

Programme and reservation

You can find the entire programme online and make the reservation directly.

The SBEA is a supporting member of the ZfU International Business School, and SBEA members therefore benefit from discounts. Contact us for written membership confirmation, which you can enclose with the booking.

Boa Lingua

Experience languages! As a language travel specialist, we offer our customers the opportunity to learn a language where it is lived. We offer language stays for young to old and every situation in life. In over 30 countries, we work with more than 300 partner schools on all five continents. As a Swiss company with many years of experience, we provide our customers with support before, during and after their language stay. Our ultimate goal is to provide our customers with an unforgettable time abroad.

Boa Lingua Business Class

The “Business Class” section organizes language training abroad for business people. The offer includes intensive business courses, industry-specific courses and individual solutions such as mini-groups or one-to-one lessons. This efficient approach enables our customers to learn the content they really need in their day-to-day work.

Classes are held in small groups with a higher average age or as one-to-one teaching, and a business language course comprises 15 to 30 lessons per week. The courses are practice-based and include topics such as negotiation training, presentation techniques, conflict management and intercultural communication. Accommodation options are selected to suit your needs – the offer includes executive host families, residences and hotels. Courses can be started every Monday, coaching can be booked for one week and above, and confirmed reservations are always guaranteed to take place.

As an SBEA member, you can benefit from a special offer from Boa Lingua

You will receive a 5% discount on the entire range of courses. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Get detailed information in a free consultation at one of the branches.


Boa Lingua – language travel worldwide
Tel. 0800 33 55 88 0800 33 55 88

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Continuing education on topics related to the world of work

Movendo is the educational institute of the trade unions and offers further education in the fields of politics, economics, labour and social security law, communication, life management, work tools and staff representation. The programme is published each November and is usually fully booked within 5 months.

We subsidize a maximum of one 2-day course per applicant per year and cover 50% of the course costs if the employer does not pay a share of the costs. Meals and accommodation are at the expense of the participants. We do not support courses from the subject area “work tools”.

Active members who have been members of the SBEA for at least 2 years can apply for a grant.


Interested members check the availability and prices of a course on the Movendo homepage. The price for “non-members” applies.

You create a login at and book online or by phone via 031 370 00 70. You will receive a booking confirmation, followed by an invitation with invoice from Movendo. The general booking and cancellation conditions of Movendo apply.

Reservation and questions about the courses

P.O. Box
3000 Bern 23
Tel. 0800 33 55 88 031 370 00 70
Fax 031 370 00 71


Application and questions about the SBEA grant

Swiss Bank Employees’ Association
T 0848 000 885

Application form for SBEA grant

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Coaching with Sandra Lutz

Life and Business Coach Sandra Lutz advises companies as well as private clients aiming to achieve a completely new level of quality of life, clarity and success in today’s dynamic world. In a time of constant change, it is important to establish and develop one’s own habits and skills, and to make life and organizations more open, stronger and more flexible. Sandra Lutz shows how we can overcome outdated thought patterns and uncover a whole new potential.

Discounted Coaching Package

Sandra Lutz offers a 20% discount on her 6-session Coaching Package (6 x 60 minutes) exclusively for SBEA members. Consultations can be conducted online or in person at Sandra Lutz’s office (Schipfe 11, 8001 Zurich).

How to benefit from this offer

Contact us by e-mail ( call us on 0848 000 885 for a written membership confirmation if you are interested in the offer. You can use the membership confirmation as proof of your eligibility for a discount. Attach the membership confirmation with your request for a coaching package to Sandra Lutz (

For more information, visit

About life and business coach Sandra Lutz

Sandra Lutz’s way of working is methodically effective, dynamic, humorous and open, and she takes for a pragmatic and goal-oriented approach to her work.

  • Certified Life & Business Coach (DBCA, Berlin)
  • Co-lecturer at the University of Basel, Master’s programme in Human Medicine, WPP “On dealing with errors in medicine”
  • Internationally recognized Professional Coach by the ICF (International Coaching Federation)
  • Mentor (Swiss Start up Academy)
  • Speaker (EY, UPC Cablecom)

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SBEA offers member benefits, including attractive insurance discounts and recreational opportunities.

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