ISS receives an award from Swiss Olympic
Swiss Olympic has awarded ISS Switzerland with a certificate for competitive sports-friendly instruction for the year 2012/13. Three talented young sports competitors are currently completing their apprenticeship at ISS.
Swiss Olympic is the umbrella organization of the Swiss sporting federation and the Swiss National Olympic Committee. Since 2009, the organisation has acknowledged every company that has provided young sports competitors with apprenticeship positions with certificates.
Brigitte Hotz, Director of Personnel Development at ISS said:
– It is the first time that we have received this award. We are proud of this and it makes us happy to be recognized for our engagements in youth development.
ISS employs a total of 85 trainees throughout Switzerland. You can train as a business person, a building cleaner, a landscape gardener or a maintenance operation specialist. Three of the trainees are currently engaged in competitive sports, such as football.
ISS agreed to flexible training programmes with the trainees, with the aim of combining apprenticeship with sports. The working hours are adapted to the training and matches, and are regulated to deal with absences and holidays.
Brigitte Hotz said:
– It is important for the youth not to focus only on their sporting skills. They should also be able to successfully complete their apprenticeship. This is because not everyone manages to subsequently continue into a sporting career.