Apprentice Welder (EEE-10)

Position Summary

The work as an apprentice is a practical way of learning a skilled trade through a structured systematic program of on-the-job training AND related instruction to supplement the on-the-job experience. The Program requires a minimum of 2000 hours of on-the-job work experience and recommended minimum of 144 hours of related instruction for each year of apprenticeship. The Apprentice Program takes four years to complete.

Duties & Responsibilities

You must learn and demonstrate the ability to perform job functions under the direct supervision of a Mentor or Senior Craftsman. You must develop a high level of critical thinking with reading comprehension. Knowledge of the trade qualifications and performance as an entry-level Welder is a plus. You must be able to learn, understand and perform the basic set up, adjustment, and operation of various welding equipment and hand tools used in the trade. Select welding filler material, joint design and proper heat range as directed by Technical Work Documents. Travel and/or overtime may be required.



  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school education (advanced math or vocational/technical skills are a plus)
  • Be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the job
  • Be able to obtain a Security Clearance
  • Take the Virginia Placement Test and have those result for the job interview
  • Take a knowledge and practical skills test prior to the job interview
  • Promote safety and quality workmanship as core ethics of everything you do
  • Attend class and be on time
  • Maintain a cumulative “B” average in your college classes
  • Observe good “housekeeping” habits
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Thank you for your interest in this employment opportunity. Should you wish to pursue this, we will need to have you complete our Orientation, which will acclimate you to our One-Stop Center services, and will get you registered with us- your first step to success. Orientations can be completed online at as well as in our Resource Room located in the Opportunity Inc.One-Stop Workforce Center, 861 Glenrock Road, Suite 100 in Norfolk, Virginia, just behind Military Circle Mall.

For your convince, you can also complete the orientation online at our Suffolk office on Mondays at 1PM (157 N.Main Street Suffolk, Virginia 757-514-7737) or our Franklin office (located at the Paul D Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center  100 N. College Drive) 

Once your Orientation and Survey are completed, please come in to complete your intake process- intakes are held Monday through Friday in our Norfolk office from 8:30AM-3:30PM. Once this is completed, please ask to speak with Business Services, and please have your resume available for review. 

If you are already enrolled, please contact your Career Developer, reference the Job Order number (Job Code Number), and ask that they refer you for the position. In either case, please have a resume available to target the position in which you are interested.

Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you at Orientation!

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