The Swiss Apprentice: You’re Hired

“Exceptional” is how the World Intellectual Property Organisation has described Switzerland’s record in the area of innovation. You can find more about the Swiss ranking here. The correlation between the quality of the workforce and economic performance is persuasive, particularly with regard to the apprenticeship system. The photo above shows the Stadler workshop in Bussnang, […]

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Political Upheaval In The UK: Could A Swiss Approach Be The Answer?

“Don’t touch politics, no-one’s interested”, was the advice for the news team at the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation’s brand new English-language radio station back in 2007. I was part of that team which arrived, fresh-faced and keen, just before the Federal Elections that definitively disproved that truism. The hard right Swiss People’s Party (SVP in German) […]

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