Jobs for Graduates & Soon-To-Be Graduates

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Some of these opportunities may have expired. Please check with each employer to inquire if they are still seeking applicants.  Also contact individual companies/organizations for more details and information about any listings posted here. 

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.

Vichelles Salon

Opening for Assistant at Vichelles Salon. Vichelles Salon is seeking an assistant(s) to perform shampooing, apply color, and blow drying for clients. Current Cosmetology students will be considered for these work opportunities. Owners Michelle Anderson and Vickey McDonald welcome students to check out their website or stop by the salon to learn more about the salon, located at HillTop Shopping Center next to Wegmans. Contact: Vickey McDonald Vichelle's Salon, 703-922-5555 or Email: for how to apply.

Hospitalty Jobs at Belle Haven Country Club

Interesting in the Hospitality industry? Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA has openings for full and part-time employees! Purchasing Agent, Part-time Receptionist, Landscaping, Jr. Sous Chef, Cooks, Stewards/Servers and PT Front Desk Associate. Use link to apply or send your cover letter and resume to

Salon Enclave

Salon Enclave, located in Springfield, VA is currently seeking assistants/receptionists for Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. For more information contact: Torao Kubo, Salon Owner, 703-664-9510, Check out their website at

Honda PACT

Honda Professional Automotive Career Training Program for Honda Mechanics

Metro Washington Airport Authority Trades Apprentices

The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority is hiring for Carpenter Apprentice Position. Follow this link for more information.

Fairfax County General District Court Deputy Clerk Positions

Deputy Clerk positions are a great opportunity for high school graduates to gain office experience, learn about the state’s judicial system and observe courtroom dockets. The Fairfax County General District Court is a lower level court with limited jurisdiction. For all details and to apply go here.

Capital Construction

Seeks entry level maintenance tech trainees for basic maintenance, appliance installation, light painting, cleaning, and other duties as needed, to service contracts for local military base housing facilities. Must be able to pass a background check, have a valid driver's license, legal eligibility to work in the US, and be at least 17 years of age. Work is primarily scheduled for weekdays with occasional weekend work. Pay range $17 -$20 per hour depending upon level of knowledge and experience applicant has for the work required. Full-time employees are desired but part-time applicants will be considered. Full-time benefits include paid time off (including sick leave and 5 holidays per year). For information on how to apply, contact Shana Hutchison at

US Government Opportunities

The most comprehensive site to find and apply for opportunities to work for the US Government: internships, apprenticeships, professions requiring certifications, college degrees, etc.

Penske Truck Leasing Diesel Tech III

Penske Truck Leasing is currently seeking to hire for entry level positions in the following cities in central and southern Virginia; Sandston, Ashland, Chester, Norfolk, and Fredericksburg. Seeking Diesel Technician/Mechanic III positions.

Penske Truck Leasing Customer Service Representative

Penske Truck Leasing is currently seeking to hire for entry level positions in the following cities in central and southern Virginia; Sandston, Ashland, Chester, Norfolk, and Fredericksburg. Seeking Vehicle Preparation Representatives (Fueler/Washer/Detailer).

St John's Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center

St. John’s Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center Is Hiring for the Summer!

St. John’s Lutheran ECEC is currently seeking help for their summer program (June 14 - August 19). One full-time person or two part-time people – perfect for a college student or graduating high schooler!

Hiring Summer Helpers - Hiring recent graduates and college age students for summer positions as floater/assistants, helping in each early childhood classroom as needed. Children range in age from 2-5 years. Business hours are 7AM-5:30PM, Monday-Friday. Applicants must be age 18 or older, have reliable transportation, and a minimum of a high school diploma is preferred. Apply and get more details at this link. Digital Identity Verification -Support Representatives

Seeks to hire 2021 college bound high school graduates for summer positions in member support services. Seeking candidates with customer service experience, intermediate to advanced computer skills with browsers, search engines, and operating systems. For more requirements and details, and to apply visit this link.

Virginia Commonwealth University - Facilities Management Apprenticeships

The VCU Facilities Management Apprenticeship Program provides individuals who are interested in pursuing a career as a skilled tradesman with the opportunity to participate in a four-year program to receive structured, on-the-job training, technical education and related classroom instruction. Apprentices will learn about a variety of codes, safety rules, regulations and procedures; how to properly use tools, read and interpret documentation, and troubleshoot; and gain teamwork and communication skills. Advertisement and recruitment for the Apprenticeship Program begins in late October and is advertised for two weeks. Interviews conclude in December. New apprentices begin work in January and related classroom instruction begins in September. For more information click this link below.

Solar Apprentice

Immediate opening with an established solar company, American Solar Enterprises, LLC. Seeking an apprentice to aid in the service, maintenance, and installation of Solar Thermal Heating (hot water) and Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Electric systems. We’re looking for a career-oriented, motivated individual with drive and initiative who is a quick learner, an analytical thinker, and good with their hands. Prior Solar experience is preferred but not required. Ability to work on steep roofs and knowledge of hand tools is required. Apply from our advertisement

University of Virginia Facilities Apprenticeship Program

UVA offers an apprenticeship program for Facilities Management in Charlottesville, VA. Apprentices receive hands on experience in the respective licensed track, learning on the job from journey-level mentors, supervisor and colleagues. For more details check out this link to their website and check Schoology in the Edison High School Academy course materials for information. Deadline to Apply May 30, 2021

Ford Motor Company

Ford Dealerships in the northern Virginia region seek high school graduates for trainee positions for service technicians, service writers, auto parts sales, and automotive sales in the regions dealerships. Students are advised to reach out to local dealerships upon graduation to connect to employment opportunities. For more information and for assistance connecting to the Technical Recruitment Specialist for Ford, Mr. Vernon Crawley, for more detail and advice, contact the Academy Career Experience Specialist, eugenia williford

Cyber Internships for Graduating Seniors

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative in collaboration with GMU and the Children's Science Center is sponsoring summer internships for rising Seniors and Seniors graduating and headed to college/university in 2021. Students will engage in cyber related industries to explore careers in the cyber workforce of the future. The opportunity includes a $2000 stipend for the 7 week internship program. Contact the Career Experience Specialist, to receive the document of full details and information about how to apply. Deadline to apply is April 18, 2021.

Service Specialties, Inc. Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing

A local company in northern Virginia seeking an HVAC install apprentice. Student apply directly on line at this link.

NICE Home Services LLC - HVAC Apprentice/Install Helper

NICA Home Services has posted a position for HVAC Apprentice Installer/ Install Helper in Lorton on There is also a position for a HVAC Customer Service Representative in their Lorton office. Students should create an account on in order to log in, view the opportunity details and to apply for this and other positions being offered by this employer.

A-Advantage Heating & Air

Seeking full-time Apprentice Service Technician/Installer - must have Driver's License and clean driving record, obtain "CFC- certification Type II to work with refrigerant, pass a background check, have basic tools, and ability to work full-time including weekends. Seeking a personable graduate who is eager learn the HVAC trade to become a licensed master technician who cares about their work and wants to deliver quality to the customers they serve. Submit resumes to or deliver to their office, located at 4934-A Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, VA 22304.

Dominion Electric Supply Company

Family owned an operated electrical and lighting distribution company. Currently seeking Warehouse Clerk positions, $15.50 per hour for entry-level experience but up to $16.50 per hour for those with warehouse/forklift/electrical product experience. Current positions open in Chantilly, VA and Laurel and Gaithersburg, MD. Contact the Academy Career Experience Specialist, for an application.

Akers Fire Protection Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship program for high school graduates to learn the fire sprinkler trade. Akers is looking for motivated students looking for employment directly out of school. Apprentices will be provided with training, mentorship, and a paid position, to introduce a new generation of workers to the world of fire sprinkler. This position is a particularly good fit for graduates from our HVAC &R program but others who like trades oriented work would be good candidates as well. Akers is hiring at $16 per hour with opportunities for overtime and bonuses plus future advancement to Fitters and Foreman positions. For full details about this full-time employment opportunity and to apply send your resume to Jordyn Moder, Akers Fire Protection Sales Executive at

Dwyer Plumbing, Heating & Air - Seeking Apprentices

Dwyer Plumbing, Heating & Air has posted an opening for an entry-level apprentices on They have a listing for a HVAC Apprentice/Technician's Helper and for a Plumbing Apprentice/Service Helper. Apply on their website through the career portal.

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

Dolan Contracting, Inc

Dolan Contracting Inc. is a general contracting business located in Alexandria and working primarily in Northern Virginia. We perform a variety of interior and exterior restoration projects for condo associations and property management companies. Currently hiring for a deck restoration project in Lake Ridge but other work opportunities will follow. A successful applicant will have some experience working with tools, an eagerness to learn new skills and willingness to follow directions, and a safety-conscious attitude. A driver's license and personal transportation is required. Much of our work is performed outdoors; we also have interior work such as drywall installation and painting that keeps us busy year-round. Starting rate $16 per hr for those with little or no experience who demonstrate the right attitude. Interested applicants should visit the web site (click to go to link) Email contact - Keith Dolan at

Beckstrom Electric

Beckstrom Electric is a top partner with the Electric Construction and Engineering program at Edison Academy. They hire a limited number of summer interns and high school graduates as full-time 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,

Mobility City - Field Service Technician

Mobility City of Northern VA/Fairfax, a leading provider of mobility products for physically impaired persons, is seeking a field service technician (trainee) to troubleshoot equipment problems, perform electro-mechanical repairs, and work with customers to diagnose and repair various products. Must have a HS diploma, clean and valid driver's license, undergo a background check, and be able to lift 50 lbs. $18 per hour with room to advance. Send resume inquiries to

V & F Coffee -Service Technician

V & F Coffee Inc., a family owned business, founded in 1971 in Springfield, VA seeks a technician trainee to service and repair sophisticated computer controlled coffee brewing equipment in Metro DC area office breakrooms. Seeking a mechanically inclined employee willing to be trained who is customer friendly, has a current license with clean driving record, and the ability to lift and move machines using a hand cart. No experience is necessary but basic plumbing, electrical and computer skills are preferred. Submit resumes to ( To request a complete description of the position and other supporting documents contact the Edison Academy Career Experience Specialist,

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.

Red Hawk Fire and 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

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.

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 and the culinary arts in the DC Metro Area with properties in multiple locations. For more information about jobs with Hyatt visit their website. Also see posted flyers in the Academy by the main office for news of their latest job opportunities.

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.

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.

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.