Spouse/Partner job search

International Geneva Welcome Centre

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Founded by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the International Geneva Welcome Centre is the single entry point for the support and integration of employees of International Geneva and their families, NGOs and visiting delegates. 

Presentation about spouses/partners of employees of International Geneva - how to succeed with your job search will take place on Tuesday, 25 June 2024 at University of Geneva (Uni Mail) Bd du Pont-d'arve 40, 1205.

For registration, please check at this link: Spouses/partners of employees of International Geneva – How to succeed with your job search - Programme (eventwise.ch)

International Dual Career Network (IDCN)

IDCN Employees' Partners and Spouses

Spouses have access to IDCN, Lake Geneva region, a network aimed at facilitating their job search. Events are organized throughout the year to give members an opportunity to collect information on the regional job market, receive advice from Human Resources professionals, meet with recruiters of the IDCN corporate members and network with other recently relocated spouses.

To sign your spouse up, please follow this link: https://registration.idcn.info/user/register. Available to Staff members, Fellows, Graduates as well as Administrative, Technical and Doctoral students.

Groupement transfrontalier européen

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The Groupement Transfrontalier Européen, is known as the cross borders’ association and was created to help the cross border workers living abroad, usually in France, and working in Switzerland.

GTE is a non-profit Organization created in 1963. Over the last 60 years, the association developed an expertise in cross border matters and can provide information, counsel the cross border workers and lobby in their favour. GTE has various specialized services such as the employment service that will give you advice and help you to find a job in Switzerland by giving you some useful websites, helping you to adapt your CV for Switzerland, or even by preparing an interview.

Monthly workshops run by the University of Geneva

Welcome Center

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Spouses have access to the monthly workshops on professional transition to Switzerland organised by the Welcome Center of the University of Geneva and Carriere2 (subject to a charge). Future workshops will be published shortly. 

Employment @ CERN

CERN has no restriction with regards to dual employment or association. Spouses may apply to any of the programs available on Careers at CERN.

Obtaining a “permis Ci” work permit

Spouses of CERN members of the personnel, residing in Switzerland, can obtain a Swiss working permit through CERN for the duration of the member of the personnel’s contract with CERN. Find the procedure here: http://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/swiss-cards (See: 3. Application for a "permis Ci” certificate). Available to Staff members, Fellows, Graduates as well as to associated members of the personnel under certain conditions.

Obtaining a CERN access card

Spouses may obtain a CERN access card from the Registration Service to enable them to use the on-site facilities e.g., the cafeteria. For the procedure see: http://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/cern-access-card Available to all CERN members of personnel.

CERN Activity and Sports Clubs

CERN clubs offer an array of sports, leisure and cultural activities, for CERN personnel and their families. Find a list at http://staff-association.web.cern.ch/clubs  Available to all CERN members of personnel.

Other useful links

  • L'Association Découvrir, which assists relocated women in their professional integration.
  • Back to Work Leman, a foundation that assists professionals returning to work.
  • Qualife, a foundation supporting unqualified young people under 25 into apprenticeships and unemployed people aged 50 and over to consider a return to the professional world. 
  • Jeunes@Work, a foundation that coaches young people towards their first job and supports people in the development of professional careers.