The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program, established in 1935

 
 
How to Apply for an Apprenticeship
 

The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Committee will accept applications for apprenticeships throughout the year on an ongoing basis as new positions are identified. The Committee allows for Boeing and Non-Boeing interested parties to apply.

The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Committee will accept applications for new apprentices from October 13 through October 26, 2014.
Trades include Machinist, Maintenance Mechanic, and Model Maker.

All Boeing and non-Boeing candidates may apply for open positions that are posted through the Boeing Global Staffing on-line requisition system at http://www.boeing.com/careers 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; have a GED or a high school diploma; 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. 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. For the Industrial Electronic Maintenance Technician Program applicants must be able to distinguish between primary colors.

Please visit the http://www.iam-boeing-apprenticeship.com website for information
on minimum requirements and help with the application process.

 

Apprenticeship trades at Boeing include Blue Streak Mechanic, Composite Manufacturing Technician, Industrial Electronic Maintenance Technician, Machine Tool Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Machinist, Manufacturing Machinist; Metal Structures Technician; NC Spar Mill Operator, Tool & Cutter Grinder, and 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.

 

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. Applicants may complete the COMPASS prior to or after applying. If a candidate is contacted for an interview he or she will have 14 days to submit all documents, including the COMPASS, to prove that all minimum qualifications have been met. Note: we do not accept other assessments, such as Accuplacer. Only the COMPASS is approved.
Here is an example of COMPASS domain Algebra placement scores.

COMPASS Assessment information and sample math test questions can be found
on the ACT COMPASS website. Reading and writing test questions are also available.

 

Where is the COMPASS Assessment Offered?
College or Instutute COMPASS? Fee Contact Number
Bates Technical College Yes $19.00 253-680-7030
Bellevue College Yes $21.50 425-564-2243
Bellingham Technical College No    
Clover Park Technical College Yes $19.00 253-589-5548
Edmonds Community College No    
Everett Community College Yes $30.00 425-267-0150
Green River Community College Yes $20.00 253-833-9111, ext# 2652
Highline Community College Yes $20.65 206-592-3682
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Yes Free 425-739-8115
North Seattle Community College Yes $19.00 206-934-3674
Olympic College No    
Pierce College Yes $15.00 253-964-6521
Renton Technical College Yes $25.00 425-235-2352, ext# 5704
Seattle Central Community College Yes $19.00 206-934-6344
Shoreline Community College Yes $20.00 206-546-4608
South Puget Sound Community College No    
South Seattle Community College Yes $19.00 206-934-5349
Tacoma Community College No    

 

All Boeing and non-Boeing candidates may apply for open positions that are posted through the Boeing Global Staffing on-line requisition system at http://www.boeing.com/careers 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.

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.

Use these tip sheet for Boeing Careers process guidance:

 

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; have a GED or a high school diploma; 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.


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.

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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