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Traineeship people operations

full-time Avrios International AG Zurich

Avrios is the first, fully digital vehicle fleet manager for companies of all sizes. Customers use our platform to buy, maintain and sell their company cars while we automate all the data entry and our smart analytics automatically identifies savings potentials for them.

We call Zürich our home, but with a team featuring over 16 nationalities we are a group of talented people from around the world. Fostering a truly open and progressive culture, combined with state of the art engineering and creative approaches to marketing and sales — working at Avrios is a powerful mix of purpose, challenge and most of all fun.

Being a People Operations Trainee at Avrios

What you tell your family you do:

“I am scaling a startup team as a People Operations Trainee. No, I am not getting people coffee.”

What you will learn:

  • How to scale an international start-up team in a competitive market
  • Where to find and how to hire smart and talented people
  • How an international start-up business is run; everything from Sales to Engineering
  • How to build something from scratch and make it successful

How you do it:

  • You work closely together with the hiring managers to find new top talent
  • You participate in the entire recruitment process, from the first job post all the way to the last interview
  • You build a strong employer brand, anything from social media to email campaigns
  • You create and implement workshops for employees
  • You lead and take responsibility for projects depending on your preferences and skills, incl. own budgets
  • You learn new things everyday and get yourself ready to take the next step in your career

A day in the life of a People Operations Trainee at Avrios:

We just started the day with a short stand-up meeting and a cup of coffee to discuss the goals for today. We have a big pile of CV’s that just came in so we first check those and get back to the candidates. Next up, the company really needs a great Java developer. You would love to start looking for one but you have no clue what Java actually is. You ask one of the engineers to give you a brief introduction and schedule a follow-up for a one-on-one tutorial. During lunch you hear someone talk about company’s X great Facebook Employer page. Why don’t we have one? You decide to change this and spend the rest of the afternoon figuring out what we should do, and actually do it. No one is stopping you! At the end of the day you get a Slack message from our CTO, he just decided to hire one of the people you introduced to him, great job!


What we ask for

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree
  • You have 0-2 years of working experience
  • You have a great entrepreneurial drive to get things done
  • You believe making a mistake is just another reason to try again
  • You are tech-savvy
  • You are fluent in English, German is a plus
  • You have a Swiss, EU passport, or Schengen citizenship (or another permit that allows you to work in Switzerland).


What we offer

  • A 6-months internship with potential for a permanent contract
  • An intensive learning experience in a fast-growing software startup
  • Loads of responsibility that excludes the coffee machine
  • Startup perks (ping-pong table, unicorns, parties, snacks, drinks, etc.)
  • MacBook and additional widescreen
  • 25 days of paid leave, as long as you promise to come back!
  • Time, budget and guidance to invest in your personal and professional growth
  • Flexible working hours

published: July 24, 2017

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