Luca Pfyffer

Swimming

Switzerland

Aspiring to represent Switzerland at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is the motivating force for Luca Pfyffer’s dedication to his rigid twice a day training regime that has already made him a 200m Swiss Swimming champion in breast stroke and promising performer in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. But Luca has ambitions not just for Olympic glory: he is aiming for the fast lane in a career beyond the swimming pool, perhaps ultimately in the alternative energy industry. The Athlete Career Programme is giving him a head start, placing him into a part-time internship in one of The Adecco Group’s brands ‘Spring Professional’ which is just building up its operations in Switzerland. "It's a fantastic opportunity for me to gain work experience as part of a dynamic team where there is lots to do almost like in a start-up, before I start my Bachelor in Engineering at Louisiana State University in the US. I have been able to combine work and training and I can see parallels between what is needed for success in sports and business. You have to put in high quality work every day, not just the days you feel like it!" His Director in the recruitment business recognizes Luca is bringing transferable skills and qualities that add real value: "He invests energy to always improve the processes we are developing and has a remarkable collegiate way of working that will make him a great asset to any team he works with."

Emmanuel Unser

Director Life Science & Engineering Services at Spring Science and Engineering Services

"Luca has an excellent ability to ask the right questions. After a few days, he was very well integrated in our team. Luca invested his energy in improving various processes by working with internal stakeholders and was able to interact in a very collegial relationship what made his work even more effective. As a team, we really appreciated Luca joining us. He has always invested to a pleasant atmosphere."