Just out of school and job hunting? Feeling stuck in an industry that doesn’t offer pay and benefits that support a family? Looking to put your hard-earned experience to work in a challenging position that leads to a great career?
Light up your career through an apprenticeship program.
From time to time, the PUD has apprenticeship opportunities and invites you to consider one of the eight apprenticeship programs it offers. Apprenticeships are a door to a challenging career that offers good pay and benefits and the satisfaction of working for a public utility owned by the people we serve.
We have no apprenticeships open at this time.
An apprenticeship is a supervised program for learning highly technical skills through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom education.
Apprentice training standards are approved by the state of Washington and are carefully overseen by our Apprenticeship Committee, which consists of members from the different crafts and management. Those who complete the program are given certificates proving their qualifications as highly skilled journey-level workers in their trade. All our apprentices are required to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.
Each of these programs except the Electric Utility Technician include three years of on-the-job training and at least 432 hours of academic training. The Electric Utility Technician includes four years of on-the-job training and at least 576 hours of academic training.
If you are at least 18 years old, a high school graduate or certified equivalent, looking for a challenge and have the right set of skills and abilities, you could be eligible for one of our apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeships, when available, are announced under "Job Opportunities".
We are dedicated to increasing the number of women and minorities in our apprenticeships and, at the same time, providing equal opportunity for all qualified applicants.