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SwissP Defence - and what we do

We are a world-renowned Swiss ammunition manufacturer. We are rooted in Thun, living and breathing Swiss quality. We develop and produce small-calibre ammunition to the highest standards, because our customers must be able to rely on our product during use (and also during training). Our customers – police, military, special units and security forces – train with our ammunition to be prepared in an emergency and to contribute to the safety of us all. Our customer offers us all protection, and we contribute to this protection.

We offer attractive and secure jobs in a technologically modern environment, combined with interesting training and development opportunities. Whether you are an experienced professional or entering the job market for the first time, looking for a technical or commercial role, a regional or international environment, we have something to suit you.

Where to find us and our distribution partners:

We live our values

We are committed.

We are ambitious.

We are convincing.

We are committed – we are ambitious – we are convincing. Our values reflect an important part of our corporate DNA. They form the basis for our daily work and are the success factors for our vision: our customers' unconditional trust in us and our solutions.

Driven by your trust.

That is our guiding principle. It means that our customers’ trust in us and our products is what drives us. Especially in the security sector, reliability is simply essential!

Working at SwissP Defence

What you can expect

We are a dynamic crew of versatile, agile and passionate team players. Our hierarchies are flat and we live them as such.

It is important to us to respond to the needs of our employees. To enable us to do this, we promote regular exchange and can thus invest specifically in training and development. Because only together can we shape the future of SwissP Defence!

What we expect from you

Of course, an employment relationship always entails rights and obligations for both the employer and the employee. We take our responsibilities very seriously and ensure that we maintain and live by common principles – within our company and towards all stakeholders. These include a sense of responsibility, trust, open communication, fairness, and respect for people and the environment.

What you can look forward to

Having good, motivated and loyal employees is not something we take for granted. As an employer, we are fully aware of this. It is always a give and take!

What we offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A modern workplace in one of the most beautiful towns in Switzerland
  • Flexible working hours
  • Various employee offers (e.g. half-fare travelcard, CHF 100.- per year towards a fitness subscription, etc.)
  • Family-friendly working models
  • Etc.

Here you can find more details about your benefits.

Salary, insurance and pension provision 
  • We regularly take part in Swiss-wide industry wage comparisons. This enables us to guarantee fair and market-based wages.
  • We stand by fair and gender-independent wages and pay a 13th month's salary.
  • Our employees are insured in the Livica collective foundation's pension fund (2nd pillar). The Livica collective foundation is an independent employee pension foundation with a defined contribution system. Our pension plan is beyond-mandatory and also includes a partner's pension.  
  • We pay for a two-day, informative seminar for soon-to-be retirees so that they can approach the third phase of their lives well prepared.
Family and career
  • The 100% paid maternity leave at SwissP Defence AG is 16 weeks.
  • New fathers receive two weeks of paternity leave. It is also possible to extend paternity leave with us. 
  • We enable our employees to work part-time. 
  • Home office is possible with us (as far as the respective position allows it).
Holidays and leisure time
  • All employees have at least 25 holiday days per year. From the age of 40, employees receive 27 holiday days, from the age of 50 even 30 holiday days.
  • We also offer the option to purchase additional holiday days. This means, for example, that a longer trip can be realised. In addition, the insurance remains valid during the trip.
  • We support sporting activities and contribute CHF 100.- per year towards a fitness or sports subscription.
Education and training 
  • We participate in function-related training and further education that is in the interests of SwissP Defence. To this end, we conclude fair training agreements.
  • We support our leaders by providing leadership courses.
Other perks
  • Free parking is available for our employees in front of all buildings.
  • The safety of our employees is our top priority! Work clothing and safety equipment is provided by SwissP Defence. 
  • Our employees benefit from various attractive employee offers and discounts.
  • Every year, we organise a big staff party. 
  • Our employees receive a long-service award every 5 years. Every year, the employees celebrating their anniversary are invited to a meal together as a thank you for their loyalty. 
Team and information 
  • Thanks to our social intranet with mobile app, all employees have the opportunity to access internal information anywhere and at any time.
  • We inform promptly, continuously and transparently.
  • We live by clear and simple structures. That's why we have flat hierarchies, short communication channels and continuity. To ensure that communication always takes place on an equal footing, regardless of hierarchy, SwissP Defence lives an informal culture, which starts right from the recruitment process.


Diverse work areas – from technical to commercial

Currently, there are approx. 380 employees working at SwissP Defence. This makes us an employer of manageable size, located in the heart of Thun, the gateway to the Bernese Oberland.

Many professions and disciplines revolve around our production, the heart of the company. We employ a wide range of specialists: from logistics specialists and machine operators to team leaders, production planners and quality inspectors, shift mechanics and process specialists. Finally, we also need financial specialists, accountants, purchasers, salespeople, technical specialists, marketing and communications professionals, developers and HR experts.

Below you will find our current vacancies: