Just like colleges, many unions have deadlines to apply for their apprenticeship programs, so plan ahead! Use this chart to see the best month to apply for a Philadelphia union building trades apprenticeship. Remember, an apprenticeship is a full-time job from day one. Most trades apprenticeships take 4-5 years and you receive raises until you are fully trained as a journey worker making $60,000 – $90,000 per year plus benefits!
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|Trade||Best Month to Apply|
|Carpenters (also includes floorlayers, millwrights, cabinet makers)||Any|
|Cement Mason||February – March|
|Electrician (Electrical Wireman)||April|
|Electrician (Electrical Wireman) IBEW NORTH||Any|
|Electrician (Sound & Telecommunications)||Any|
|HVAC & R Tech (Mechanical Equipment Service)||October and April|
|Iron Worker – Reinforcing||October|
|Iron Worker – Structural||March|
|Laborers District Council||Varies|
|Plasterer||February – March|
|Sheet Metal Worker||Any|
|Steamfitter/Pipefitting & Welding||October and April|
Learn more about each trade – choose your top three: https://www.apprentice.org/
Find more contact information and apprenticeship application details in this Philadelphia Apprenticeship Guide.
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