Access Fast Track

Programme supporting highly qualified migrants and refugees in their professional integration

  • Number of participants per cycle:
    25-30; 100-120 participants/year
  • Programme 2024
    February – April (Cycle 8); April – June (Cycle 9); September – November (Cycle 10); November – January (Cycle 11)


    Public Event: 
    “Connect“ Networking Event June 13, 2024

Access Fast Track is a bilingual (DE/EN) labour market integration programme launched in mid-2022, following a successful pilot project.

Designed with compact modules, Access Fast Track targets professionals who are either beginning their job search in Switzerland or those who have been actively seeking employment and wish to refine their strategies. The programme focuses on the application process and networking skills.

Participants gain access to valuable tools to assess their professional background, identify relevant career opportunities, and effectively position their skills and experience within the Swiss job market. Alongside these modules, each participant is paired with an individually assigned Talent Coach. This expert support, combined with the dedication of volunteers, underscores our commitment to social solidarity and contributes to fostering social cohesion.

The people we work with

People with refugee or migrant background

  • Primarily from non-EU/EFTA countries or from countries at risk of humanitarian crises
  • Residence permit (S,F,B,C)
  • At risk of falling into long-term unemployment or taking a low-wage job


  • Academic degree, min. Bachelor’s Degree
  • Min. 3 years of professional experience
  • B2 level in German or English
  • At least 3 months of intensive job searching in Switzerland

Corporate Volunteer Engagement

Capacity recruits volunteers twice a year from our current corporate partners. These volunteers participate in the programme as Talent Coaches and Network Allies to support the participants.

Through personalised sessions with their designated Talent Coach, participants engage with programme content, address inquiries, and develop job search strategies.

Additionally, participants have access to Network Allies for informal one-on-one informational interviews. These discussions primarily center around practical aspects and leveraging existing networks or creating opportunities.

Do you meet the participation criteria and interested in joining the programme?

Are you interested in learning more as an initial step? Register for our upcoming online introductory event on August 13.

Are you ready to take the next step? Applications for our Access Fast Track programme are accepted on a rolling basis. Below are the upcoming programme dates:

Anna Sapun
Access Fast Track Participant 

The Capacity team helped me to recognise and believe in my personal uniqueness and value as a specialist in my field and as a human being. Thanks to workshops and events, I understood the structure of the Swiss job market and how I can present myself. But most importantly, I have found a strong group of like-minded people who support and motivate each other.

We thank our
programme partners