The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program, established in 1935

How to Apply for an IAM/Boeing 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 last accepted applications for new apprentices in July-August 2015. Please check back often for our next job posting dates; they will be advertised here in advance. Thank you.

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. 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.


Apprenticeship Trades
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.


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 must complete the COMPASS prior to applying for an appretniceship position at Boeing. 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 College Yes $20.00 253-833-9111, ext# 2652
Highline College Yes $20.65 206-592-3682
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Yes Free 425-739-8115
North Seattle 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 College Yes $19.00 206-934-6344
Shoreline Community College Yes $20.00 206-546-4608
South Puget Sound Community College No    
South Seattle College Yes $19.00 206-934-5349
Tacoma Community College No    

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.