The Plumber and Steamfitters Apprenticeship Program is a
five (5) year training program. Apprentices earn while they
learn, working on the job with journeypersons. In addition,
they attend classes of related technical instruction. The
objective of the instruction, along with on the job
experience. is to train all-round journeyperson.
- Age: 18 years minimum.
- Education: High school graduate. G.E.D Certificate
- Wages: Apprentices earn a percentage of an
established journeyman wage rate, by classification.
Currently the journeyman wage rate is $38.67 per hour
plus benefits and the first year apprentice wage is
$17.40 per hour plus benefits. All wage rates and
conditions are subject to change without notice as per
the collective bargaining agreement. Wage advances are
possible once a year in the apprenticeship term. The
advancements are set by the local Joint Apprenticeship
and Training Committee (J.A.T.C.) that is locally
established in order to supervise the apprentices
training, providing however, that the advancement
requirements are met.
- Hours of work: The workweek is forty (40) hours or
as otherwise modified by union agreement.
- Classes: All apprentices are required to attend
classes of related technical instruction and
manipulative instruction. Apprentices will attend
classes 6 weeks a year for five (5) years. Classes are
conducted Monday thru Friday 7:45 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
- Transportation: Apprentices are required to furnish
their own transportation.
Availability of work: The volume of new construction
varies according to economic conditions in the area and
- Working conditions: The work can be uncomfortable
during hot, cold or wet weather.
- Fringe benefits: Health and dental care, pension,
reimbursement and life insurance are provided as
eligibility is established.
- Union affiliation: Apprentices are obligated to make
application to the union at the start of their
apprenticeship and must maintain their availability for
- Completion certificates: When the apprenticeship is
completed, apprentices attain journeyman status in the
union and each is awarded completion certificates from
the State of Connecticut.
- All applications must be made in person.
- All applicants must have a valid Driver's license at
the time of acceptance into the apprenticeship program.
- All applicants must be a high school graduate or
provide proof of equivalent educational attainment such
as a G.E.D. (General Education Development).
- All applicants must be at least 18 years of age at
the time of acceptance.
- Applicants will be required to take a drug test.
- A background check will be run on all applicants
- Each applicant has the responsibility to keep the
J.A.T.C. informed of address or telephone change.
Local 777 is Equal Opportunity Employer
All applications will be processed regardless of sex, race,
color, creed, national origin. No applications will be
considered complete unless all requirements have been
satisfied. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Local 777 is not taking apprentice applications at this
time. When we do open the application process the dates will
be posted here.
450 Murdock Ave.
Meriden, CT 06450.
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