The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program, established in 1935

How to Apply for an IAM/Boeing Apprenticeship

The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Committee accepts applications for new apprentices throughout the year as new positions are identified. Boeing employees and Non-Boeing interested parties are welcome to apply.

Applications for new apprentice positions are expected to be available as early as Monday, August 8th, 2016.
Available trades will be Metal Structures Technician, NC Skin Mill Operator, and NC Spar Mill Operator.

All Boeing and non-Boeing candidates may apply for open positions that are posted through the Boeing Global Staffing on-line requisition system at during the advertised application acceptance period. Applicant minimum qualification requirements will be clearly stated on the requisitions. Individuals who do not meet minimum the qualifications will receive an auto-notice encouraging then to apply when the minimum requirements have been met. Applicants may apply for one or more apprenticeship program.

All applicants for an apprenticeship must be at least 18 years of age; be eligible for hire or rehire at Boeing; have never been enrolled in or completed an IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship program; be a high school graduate or the equivalent; have US person status; meet specific defined vocational training or trade related work experience requirements for the apprenticeship program being applied for; and be able to perform the physical requirements of the apprenticeship. For the Industrial Electronic Maintenance Technician Program applicants must be able to distinguish between primary colors.

All applicants must complete a COMPASS Assessment within the last 5 years with a minimum score of 60 in the Algebra Placement Domain, a minimum score of 67 in reading, and a minimum score of 32 in writing. Note: we do not accept other assessments, such as Accuplacer; only the COMPASS is approved.


Apprenticeship Trades at Boeing
Blue Streak Mechanic
Composite Manufacturing Technician
Industrial Electronic Maintenance Technician
Machine Tool Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Machinist
Manufacturing Machinist
Metal Structures Technician
Model Maker
NC Skin Mill Operator
NC Spar Mill Operator
Tool & Cutter Grinder
Tooling Inspector

Here is the Preparing for an Apprenticeship packet for current and future applicants.
This PrepPack contains all of the requirements that must be met in order to apply.


Help and Guidance

Current Boeing employees and eligible former Boeing employees may receive help with the application process by scheduling an appointment with a Joint Programs Career Advisor. Boeing does not provide advising services to non-Boeing candidates.
If you are not a Boeing employee, Auburn WorkSource is available to offer help and guidance with the IAM/Boeing Apprenticeship application process.

Auburn WorkSource is able to accept up to 35 participants for each IAM/Boeing Apprenticeship workshop. Anyone interested must pre-register online using the WorkSource workshop calendar. Workshops are scheduled throughout the year as needed.

To access the calendar, follow these steps:

  • Go to the webpage
  • Select the Job Fair Calendar link (on the right side of the page)
  • Select the WorkSource Workshops tab (top left)
  • Click the Seattle-King County link
  • Under WorkSource Location, select only Auburn
  • Under Event Type, select Other Workshops
  • Search the page for IAM/Boeing Apprenticeship Orientation
  • Click the Sign Up button
  • Complete the on-line form and click [OK]
Auburn WorkSource has many additional services for job seekers, including career guidance; resume' services; education and training; an employability checkup; financial aid advising; and much more.


Boeing Global Staffing will serve as the impartial party, not associated with the Apprenticeship program, to review applicants for each trade and recommend qualified candidates to the Apprenticeship Committee for interviews. Structured interviews and candidate rankings will be performed by interview committees. Candidates will be selected from each interviewed trade and recommended for inclusion in the Apprenticeship program. Interviewed candidates who are not selected for current openings may reapply during the next application acceptance period. Both current Boeing employees and those not employed at Boeing are welcome to apply. However, please note that only Boeing Global Staffing has the authority to hire employees. All non-Boeing applicants must be eligible for hire or rehire at Boeing.

Ready to apply? Use this tip sheet to guide you through the Boeing Careers application process:

Additional Questions? Please read this Frequently Asked Questions document for additional help.

The IAM/Boeing Standards of Apprenticeship define the rules and regulations of our apprenticeship program.

Don't wait until the next application period is advertised before working toward qualification - start today!


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Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.