Jobs for Graduates & Soon-To-Be Graduates

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DUE TO COVID-19 SOME COMPANIES MAY BE IN A TEMPORARY HIRING FREEZE. Some of these opportunities may have expired.

Please contact the individual companies for more information. 

Graduating Seniors and Alumni are encouraged to check this page often for updates and new job opportunities that are posted as we receive them. 

US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Finder

Click here to go to the United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship Finder. Companies all over the United States may be listed here and their apprenticeship opportunities include many fields. The top trending fields currently are Information Technology and mechanical/engineering trades.

Military Service Branches

This link will take you to the United States Government site for all Military Branches where you may explore and learn about each of the five branches of the military, options for how you can join, requirements, and more. Serving your country may be a great fit for you but it is a big decision. This site helps you explore and learn before making a commitment. Click here to go to the website.

Associated Builders and Contractors- ABCVA- Apprenticeships

Eligibility for Apprenticeship

Apprentices must be at least 18 years of age, employed in either the carpentry, electrical, HVAC or plumbing trade, physically able to perform the work for the particular trade, able to read and write in English.

Wireman "A" Apprenticeship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors with IBEW Local #26

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Apprenticeships - Applications being now being accepted. Deadline March 31, 2020. Applications are being accepted for the Inside Wireman "A" Apprenticeship Program (5 years). Click on this announcement to be taken to their website for more information.

Telecommunications Apprenticeship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors with IBEW Local #26

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Apprenticeships - Applications being now being accepted. Deadline March 31, 2020. Applications are being accepted for the Telecommunications Apprenticeship Program (3 years). Click on this announcement to be taken to their website for more information.

Heat and Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local #24

Local #24 is accepting applications for apprenticeships. Starting pay of $16.44 per hour plus benefits. Applications are being accepted on the first and third Mondays of every month except for holidays at 9 AM. Apply in person at their Apprenticeship Office located at 9602 Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy. Suite E, Lanham, MD 20706. Applicants must be 18 years of age and must bring Driver's License, Birth Certificate, and Social Security card or Passport to apply. Application fee of $25. Assessment Survey is given to all applicants with employment screening to be done by the Joint Apprentice Training Committee at a later date. The Local #24 JATC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. For a copy of the full requirements and details to apply contact

EVI (Emergency Vehicle Installations, Corp.)

“ EVI (Emergency Vehicle Installations, Corp.) is seeking student employees for their Lorton, VA location. Preference will be given to students who have some technical experience or who are interested in pursuing a new trade or career path. The company installs and maintains communications, safety, and defensive equipment on vehicles used by law enforcement and agents in the field. Students may work part-time or full-time as their school schedule allows. For more information contact
Visit the EVI website to learn more about the company. “

Shapiro and Duncan Apprenticeships

Shapiro and Duncan is seeking new apprentices for the following trades, Plumbing, Pipefitting, and Welding. Apprentices study and work in combination to become experts in their field or trade. Shapiro and Duncan will be hiring 5 apprentices for each of these three apprenticeship opportunities. For more information and to apply, click here - For questions about the apprenticeship contact, Jesus Yactayo, Senior Human Resources Generalist, or 240-778-2221.

Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government offers a large variety of jobs with our local government with varying requirements and in a large variety of occupations. Check out their website for current opportunities. Both full time and seasonal opportunities.are offered through this portal. The website is searchable with keywords and is easy to use.

A1 Trailor, Truck and Auto Service

A1 Trailer Truck and Auto Service, Newington/North Lorton area - seeks part-time, after-school, summer, and full-time employees. Those who like to work with their hands will enjoy working at A1 Trailer Truck and Auto Service. Students may work after school during the school year and up to full time hours in summer. The company’s primary work is on electric and hydraulic brake systems for working trailers (landscape, boat, equestrian, tag along and box trailers). They also service light trucks and autos. For more information and/or to apply for a position, contact owner, Ronnie Wolfram, an Edison Academy Auto program graduate, for more details at 571-289-1400.

Beckstrom Electric

Beckstrom Electric is a top partner with the Electric Construction and Engineering program at Edison Academy. They hire summer interns and apprentices who have an interest in pursuing a career in the electrical field. For more information about careers visit their website or contact:
Tom Forman, Sr. Project Manager, NCCER Master Trainer NCCER Certified Craft Trainer, 540-338-2344,
Tony Gentry, Manager of Construction Operations, Apprenticeship Sponsor Representative, 540-338-2344,

Kat's Kennels

This position is for someone who is relocating to the Farmville, Virginia area who has experience from our Veterinary Science program. If you are a attending Longwood University or Hampden-Sydney College this might be a good fit for you. Flexible hours and pay determined by your own initiative.
Kat’s Kennels LLC in Farmville, Va is currently seeking a Groomer/Trainer. A mature, reliable animal loving, drama free person sought to join our team! Must be professional and punctual. Duties include grooming/training all breeds and cleaning and keeping work station cleaned. The work environment is pleasant and we have great customers! Check us out on Facebook, Instagram or our website,
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity.
*If you would like to join our family we seek the following requirements:
* Minimum of 1 year experience with all breeds.
* Pet Bathing experience (nails, glands and ear cleaning experience
* Stamina to groom several pets per day
* Groom animals utilizing techniques which vary depending on type of hair, coat, breed and owner instructions; bath and dry animals, perform pedicures, and clean ears
* Perform all general maintenance of grooming room: clean cages, tubs, grooming tables, vacuum floor, mop floor daily, empty trash, clean clipper blades, scissors and brushes before and after use.
* Get to know and build relationships with dogs and their human companions
* Must like to be around dogs and able to go in yards with some dogs that may be "barky" (if you are afraid of dogs, please do not apply)
* Willing to deliver excellent customer service and comfortable interacting with new people
* Able to do a lot of walking
* Like to work alone - but will need to be able to interact with clients and co-workers in a fun, friendly and professional manner
Want to be engaged and grow with us? Our Purpose is to "Enjoy Serving Pets, Their People and Each Other in Unique Ways"
Please contact us if you are interested. We look forward to meeting with you!

Jim Corridon Electric Company

Seeks helpers for the electrical trades with possible opportunities for apprenticeship -full-time employment. For more information contact: Rob Giampapa, Controller/Project Accountant, Office: 703-385-9445,
Jim Corridon Electric Company Inc.
3909 Railroad Ave. | Fairfax, VA. 22030

LQ Contracting

LQ Contracting, a small business in Northern Virginia, provides general contracting and technical services throughout the DC metro area. They are seeking high performing, eager graduates from the Electrical program for commercial jobs the company has coming up very soon in the DC Metro area. Contact David Little, 703-398-8496 or for more information.

Marshall Roofing- Entry Level Skilled Trades Positions

Marshall Roofing, Siding, and Windows is seeking helpers to join their growing team. Under the direction of the Service Manager helpers are responsible for assisting roofing technicians, gutter technicians, and carpenters on jobs. Marshall Roofing is a smoke-free company. Compensation based upon experience. for details of qualifications and how to apply contact Amanda Conner,, 703-550-0055 7220 Telegraph Square, Lorton, VA 22079

Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts has terrific opportunities for young men and women to work in the Auto Parts industry. They are seeking qualified young people who have studied in High School Automotive programs for ground floor positions to grow within the company. For more information contact the District Manager for Advance Auto, Rafael Aragon, at 571-535-0155 or email

AA Auto Collision and Repair

Seeks candidate for career entry-level positions for their location in Lorton, VA. to submit a resume or inquire about more information contact owner, Todd B. Rikli, or call 703-550-5533.

Marine Evolutions

Marine Evolutions, located in Lorton,VA is seeking trades workers to provide marine services to customers who include private owners, industry, and government customers. Marine Evolution's services include: Maintenance and Repairs for engines and generators, electrical and electronics, mechanical systems, custom fabrication, painting and detailing, winterizing and storage, parts sales, boat operations training, and special projects (dock design, race course installation, and design for specialized tooling and equipment, etc.)

Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools are more than schools and teachers. There are many opportunities to work behind the scenes in the skilled trades, support positions in offices, as teacher assistants, in food service, business operations, administration, and more. Visit the FCPS Career Opportunities page for current openings.

Northern Virginia Generator

Northern Virginia Generator specializes in the sale and servicing of home generators. Installation of whole-home generators is their specialty. They are a Generac authorized dealer. They are seeking qualified applicants for career entry-level positions. For more information about the company visit their website. To submit a resume for consideration contact President, Gregg Holden,, 703-919-0067.

Geneva Reconditioning

Geneva Reconditioning is a Rosenthal Automotive Group company in the DC metro area specializing in the reconditioning of high-end vehicles. Students with auto-body experience are sought to service Acura, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Land-Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla, and other top brands. For more information contact Victor Gomez, 3651 Edsall Road, Alexandria, VA 22304, 703-797-9323.

Helix Electric

Helix Electric Constructors and Engineers have opportunities for graduates and soon-to-be graduates in the electrical field. For more information contact Kevin Cole, Director of Preconstruction, 703-657-0060 Ext 6102,
Helix Electric, 2680 Centerview Dr. Suite 110, Chantlly, VA 20151

Ennis Electric

Ennis Electric has opportunities for those who wish to enter a career in the electrical field. Offering apprenticeships and summer helper positions. For more information contact: Kimberly Hudson, Human Resources, 703.335.6700,
Ennis Electric Company, Inc. , 7851 Wellingford Drive, Manassas, VA 20109

Cummins, Inc. North American Diesel Technician Apprentice Programs

Cummins, Inc., a fortune 500 global company, adds over 90 apprentices to the Technician Pipeline each year. Their goal is to hire as many high school graduates as possible from ASE/NATEF accredited automotive and diesel program like Edison Academy's Automotive Technology program to fill the need for qualified diesel technicians. Highlights of the program are:
4 year/8,000 hour apprentice program, registered in all 50 states with the US Department of Labor. Student apprentices earn while they learn.
Cummins covers all tuition and associated travel expenses for the two year Associates of Science Degree in Diesel Technology.
Students attend full-time classes through partnerships with Community Colleges in Charlotte (NC), Vincennes (IN), or Salt Lake City (UT) in two-week blocks at least twice a year and take online classes throughout the entire program while working at a Cummins facility.
Criteria for students to be hired are: Must graduate from high school with a min. unweighted 2.8 GPA and be college entry ready in Math, English, and Reading.
Cummins provides a SnapOn Tool Box and Tools to all apprentices in the program.
Degree, Trade Certificates and Qualifications - Apprentice earns a free (no cost) AAS degree in Diesel Engines, are qualified on a minimum of three engine platforms, and earn a state and federal trade certificate for Diesel Engines.
Specialization in Engines, Power Generation, Marine, High Horsepower or Service Operations.
Students are hired at 50% of the top pay for diesel mechanics and progress to 85% within four years in the program.
Career paths include field technician, service supervisor, manager, specialist or trainer.
Students may see their Automotive instructor, John Bogan, to obtain a brochure with more details. Interested students should also reach out to David G. Taylor, Cummins Inc. Technician Apprentice Program Leader for North America and the Caribbean,3700 Jeff Adams Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28206. or call 704-562-9958.

Vulcan Materials Company, Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship

Vulcan Materials Company is the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregate-based construction materials. Vulcan materials Company offers high school graduates a state-registered apprenticeship that is a multi-year, paid program designed to provide a combination of hands-on work experience and the necessary academic studies to start a successful career as a heavy equipment diesel mechanic.

Highlights include:

A combination of college semesters and on-the-job training at one of 500 Vulcan locations in the United States.
Earn a paycheck and benefits while you learn.
Start as a full-time Vulcan Materials Company employee.
Upon completion of the program, students receive a debt-free AAS degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology and a nationally recognized journeyman's certificate.
Vulcan offers a team-based environment focused on safely performing maintenance and assisting in servicing, disassembling, diagnosing, and repairing heavy equipment.
Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of employment start date, meet the minimum GPA, have two letters of recommendation from their teachers, must be eligible to work in the United States, must have transportation, and must complete the application and interview process.
Additional paid training positions with Vulcan Materials Company include Operations Trainee and Sales Trainee. Hourly positions (after training) include heavy equipment mechanic, ready-mix concrete driver, construction equipment operator, electrician, plant maintenance, marine deckhands. Salaried positions include accounting, human resources, community relations, plant office administration, and sales and small business account representatives.
401 (k) Retirement Plan, Tuition reimbursement for continuing education from approved programs and degrees, a college scholarship program for Vulcan employee's children.
Interested students should see their Automotive Technology instructor, John Bogan, to receive a brochure with more details. To apply for a position visit the Vulcan Careers website and click Job Openings. For assistance from a Vulcan representative email:


Hyatt Hotels has many open positions in hospitality in the DC Metro Area with properties in multiple locations. For more information about jobs with Hyatt visit their website.
Latest News from Hyatt Regency Washington - Hyatt will hold a Job (Hiring Fair) on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 from 10 a.m.-1p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Washington (400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC.) Positions include Night Cleaner, Front Office Host, Room Attendant, Guest Experience Specialist, and House Person-Event Set Up. Come dressed for success with your resume to interview with managers. Interviews will take place on a first-come, first served, basis.
To RSVP contact

Trailways Charter Bus Network

Trailways is seeking mechanics and drivers for their charter tour bus business. Bus driver training is provided by the company for qualified, interested candidates. Mechanics jobs are also in high demand.

PR at Partners Tysons Corner

Students who may not have earned their cosmetology license while in the Academy high school program may be interested in this opportunity with PR at Partners Tysons Corner.
Assistant to Stylists - Flexible schedule, This is a paid position, hourly wage + additional compensation. Duties include assisting the stylists with shampooing, blow drying, cleaning, doing laundry, and helping the salon run smoothly.
PR at Partners also offers an apprenticeship program. There is a 6-week in-salon probationary period working as an assistant to stylists before commencing any education and registration into the program. The educational program includes cutting, color, and communications classes. When you complete the program, you will be eligible to earn your Cosmetology License, but also a space on the shop floor. PR at Partners Hairdressing programs are task oriented. Students and Hairdressers are required to complete the set amount of classes in each program. Each program has an “Evaluation” or “Test Out” that will be completed to confirm a student’s advancement.
Receptionist - Salon experience is preferred. Answer phones, schedule appointments, confirm appointments, handle payments. Function as the initial point of contact for clients. Keep the front of the shop clean and organized. Keep the salon running smoothly. Multitask in a high volume salon. For more information contact: Mary Shaffer, owner at

Wireless Communications, Inc. - Installation Technicians

Wireless Communications, Inc. is a Motorola Solutions Preferred subcontractor. They install and maintain Public Safety radio and other emergency equipment for the local N. Va counties. They have openings for 2 installation technicians. Preferably 18 years old or older. Those who want to do automotive work or similar skilled trades work is desired. The company offers a full suite of benefits, health, dental, training, vacation, holidays, 401k, etc. Those seeking a career with stability will find this an attractive opportunity. They are a well-established company having been in business for over 50 years. Resumes should be sent to (Vice President of the Company). To learn more visit their website.

Local Plumbers #5 Union Apprenticeships

Washington DC Local Plumbers #5 - Ladder of Success
Requirements: Minimum age of 18 at the time of application, High School Diploma or GED,
The following documentation/copies must be mailed to the training facility prior to receiving your exam date: Birth Certificate or Passport, Valid Driver's License or Valid State issued an identification card, High School Diploma or GED Certificate, Transcript of Grades (sealed school envelope or raised school seal) or GED Test Scores,
Each year an Apprentice works and attends related training classes increases the value of the apprentice to the employer. The pay structure is based on the Journeypersons hourly wage with increases of 5% every six months completed until year five.
1st year – 1st six months - 40% rate - $17.17 an hour or $34,340.00 a year 1st year – 2nd six months - 45% rate - $19.31 an hour or $38,620.00 a year 2nd year –1st six months - 50% rate - $21.46 an hour or $42,920.00 a year 2nd year – 2nd six months - 55% rate - $23.61 an hour or $47,220.00 a year 3rd year – 1st six months - 60% rate- $25.75 an hour or $51,500.00 a year 3rd year – 2nd six months - 65% rate- $27.90 an hour or $55,800.00 a year 4th year – 1st six months - 70% rate - $30.04 an hour or $60,080.00 a year 4th year – 2nd six months - 75% rate - $32.19 an hour or $64,380.00 a year 5th year – 80% rate - $34.34 an hour or $68,680.00 a year The current rate for licensed Journeypersons as of August 1st, 2018 is $42.92 an hour or $85,840.00 a year in your pocket. This does not include the fringe benefit package which raises the total wage of a licensed journeyperson plumber to $61.33 an hour or $122,660.00. The annual wages are based on a 2,000 hour year. In addition to these wages, the Apprentice receives benefits including Medical Coverage and Pension Plan. By providing a structured wage progression the apprentice is able to plan out their future and receive the benefits of hard work and determination.

Steamfitters US Local 602 Steamfitter Apprenticeship Program

The Steamfitter Apprenticeship program is a five year training program. Apprentices are assigned to a union contractor and work on assigned work sites, generally forty hours per week, depending on the job conditions and the economy. The apprentice is required to attend related training classes on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Additional classes will be mandatory for first and second year apprentices on Saturdays as early as October and going through April. The apprentice is paid for hours worked on the job site but is not paid for attending related training classes. Accepted applicants will serve a one year probation period. The probationary apprentice who successfully completes the probationary period by meeting all obligations at assigned employment, in related training class and to the Local Union, will be initiated into the Local Union.
Our apprentices are required to follow the UA Standards of Excellence. Our apprenticeship program has a strict attendance policy. Excessive absences could result in postponement of both monetary and academic advancement or possible termination from the program. In order to advance to the next level of training, the apprentice must successfully complete each class and maintain acceptable job site performance evaluations.
Minimum Requirements for the 2019 application period:
Applicants must be 18 years old by August 15, 2019 (born before August 15, 2001) High school diploma by June 30, 2019 or GED certificate by December 31, 2018.
Apprentices are not charged tuition. The Heating, Piping and Refrigeration Training Fund covers the cost of an education worth over $30,000. All members, through their benefits package, pay into the Training Fund to help facilitate the continuation of a skilled union trade.
The only cost to the apprentice is the cost of text books, school supplies and certification fees which is typically less than $400 per year. Apprentices will be required to provide their own reliable transportation to work and school.

United Association – Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders & Service Techs

When an applicant is accepted into a UA Local Union apprenticeship program, it is similar to receiving a full-ride, tuition-free scholarship. While learning the trade, they also work for a contractor and earn wages to help support their families.

HVAC and Plumbing Apprenticeships with PHOCCVA

Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Virginia – PHOCCVA - PMPV/PHCC in conjunction with vocational training facilities throughout Virginia offers a great "4-Year" Plumbing & HVAC Apprenticeship Program. This program is BAT approved (Bureau of Apprenticeship Training) and is recognized across the State as well as in 32 other States. The program allows a student to go to school at night and work on the job during the day to earn a living while learning the trade. Students go to class three hours per night, two nights per week. There are 168 class hours available, over 56 days of instruction, and there are 2,000 hours of on-the-job-training. There is a set pay scale that the student is entitled to with a top out rate of $17.00 per hour. This class is a great way to train an employee who wants to make Plumbing or HVAC their trade. The cost is less than $1,000.00 per year and that includes books, lab fees and tuition.
Open Enrollment — Apprentices may enroll at any time throughout the year since there are no class scheduling requirements.
Pace of learning — Apprentices work at their own pace. Apprentices who are considerably experienced can typically move through the curriculum quickly. Individuals who are highly motivated can also work at a fast pace.
Convenience — Apprentices can work from the comfort of their home or office, at a schedule that best suits their needs. Apprentices may postpone e-Learning during peak work periods, setting aside time for study on weekends or other more convenient times.

Red Hawk Fire & Security

Fire Alarm (low voltage) company, Red Hawk Fire and Security seeks full-time technician for immediate opening. Contact Keith Johnson, Operations Manager, 8320 Alban Road, Suite 400, Springfield,VA 22150, call 301-244-6377, or email

Hair Cuttery, A Ratner Company

Hair Cuttery has the following opportunities in local salons available at this time for Edison Academy Cosmetology students/ graduates.
Salon Receptionist - Alexandria, VA
Hair Stylist/Foxchase - Alexandria, VA
Hair Stylist/Belle View - Alexandria, VA
To obtain links to apply for these positions contact the Academy Career Experience Specialist, or visit the Hair Cuttery Career Site and search by location. There are many opportunities around the country with Hair Cuttery, a Ratner Company.