Saturday, November 27, 2021

The "Young Professional" Award is back in 2020!

The security professions are fascinating. While the human factor remains essential, today’s security industry increasingly relies on state of the art technology and applied science. Therefore, it offers diversified and tremendously interesting perpectives to young professionals.
Furthermore, in a globalised world, the role of private security in the public arena grows in importance calling for individuals and companies that have a sense of civil and social responsibility in addition to  pure financial interests.
These two reasons, amongst others, are strong grounds for our Chapter’s commitment to promoting the security profession amongst younger generations. In fast evolving economies, this is not only necessary to ensure the security of organisations but also of the society as a whole.

The ASIS Swiss Chapter Young Professional Award

Our Chapter's commitment to promoting the security profession amongst younger generations is represented by our annual young professional competition. It rewards a personal research work (be it self-developed or within an academic programme) presented by a young professional.
The recompense is a cheque of CHF 2000.00, 1 year free membership to ASIS International and to its Swiss Chapter (value around CHF 275 non cash payable). In addition, the winner will be the subject of a publication recognizing its contribution to the security sector.

Now in its third years, we invite any interested parties to submit their projects for evaluation according to the following simple rules.
  • As a suitable candidate, you are under 35 years old, work in Switzerland and are employed in the security field for less than 5 year.
  • The work you will present will consist of a 3 to 5 pages project that is helping the security field and professionals. While there is no limit about the topic, you should propose a work that is innovative and useful. It is necessary to use references to support your idea.
  • The language of your work can be English, French or German.
Should you wish to be a candidate, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please join a curriculum vitae and a short description of your project.
The final deadline to submit your work is 15 September 2020.
A Jury of professionals will assess each submissions and shortlist two candidates.
The finalist will be selected after a 30 minutes interview.
All participants will be contacted before the award ceremony traditionally taking place during the Swiss Chapter’s Annual General Assembly.

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November 2018: Salomé Chatagny receiving her prize from the hands of Aurore Chatard, Chair of ASIS Swiss Chapter.