Working at SWISS

From left to right: Alana Gahler, Sara Lepori, Mark Bitterli, Sabine Busch

Alana Gahler (Senior Manager Employer Marketing & Recruiting Strategy)

Choose three adjectives, which describe SWISS the best and explain why they fit your company?
International: SWISS is international in every term of the word. Firstly, our mission is to connect Switzerland with the rest of the world, secondly we operate within the Lufthansa Group which means we work across the borders in Europe, while always holding up our traditional values.
Diverse: to close the circle mentioned above, we employ colleagues from over 75 nations which make us tremendously multicultural. We foster our young talents but also count on the experienced members of our team. To benefit from a broad diversity of gender and demography we offer our employees tailor-made part-time programs, which provide the right solution for every period of their personal working life.
Dynamic: as third point, what really characterizes us is our drive and SWISS spirit. In a highly competitive market, we need to adjust to our environment rapidly. Thanks to flat hierarchies and a real let’s-do-it spirit, we take decisions bravely and yet well calculated and put them to action promptly.

Sabine Busch (Manager Corporate Development)

Why did you choose SWISS as an employer?
I chose SWISS as an employer, firstly, because I sympathized with the SWISS brand values and the strong image it represents. Secondly, as a MSc in Air Transport Management graduate, I desired to work for a smaller airline. SWISS has a good size in order to get to know the great people you work with. It creates our unique SWISS spirit and makes working there a lot of fun.
What do you like about your job?
As a Manager in Corporate Development, I like the variety of projects I can support. Along the way I worked with many different departments and therefore could gain a broad airline business knowledge.

Mark Bitterli (Manager Direct Distribution Solutions Management)

Do you have one secret advice for young graduates?
It’s hard to come up with just one single advice. I think a lot has to do with your personal attitude:

  1. Think about ways to differentiate yourself from your competitors.
  2. Think about and develop your personal USPs. Everybody has things they are good at or they have a special interest for. Also invest in expertise.
  3. Don’t feel like you have to do something specific, just because everybody else does it.
  4. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them. Show stamina.
  5. Be ready to get out of your comfort zone and show willingness to learn new things.

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