The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices are based on bona fide occupational requirements and are done without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. The company takes affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and operates the program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, and the Virginia State Plan.
All applicants must fulfill the following minimum requirements for consideration of an interview:
- Be at least 18 years of age. Current high school seniors may apply for early admission before reaching age 18.
- Have a high school education with a passing grade in at least four of the following courses:
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Vocational/Technical Education or Computer Science
- Advanced Mathematics
- Principles of Technology
- Be physically able to perform the essential duties of the shipbuilding discipline requested or assigned.
- Be able to obtain the proper security clearance. Due to the nature of the work performed at Newport News Shipbuilding, U.S. citizenship is required. Applicants will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
- Current employees of Newport News Shipbuilding must have good attendance and job performance records.
- Current employees of Newport News Shipbuilding can participate in Night School courses (free to NNS employees) for class qualifications.
- Current employees of Newport News Shipbuilding should apply as internal candidates.
Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements specified does not ensure selection.
The candidate must first re-apply. No fee is required. The candidate must email a reinstate request letter to admissions stating the following:
- When they entered the program
- What department they were in
- When and why they left
- What have they been doing since they left
- Why should The Apprentice School reconsider the application
Academic Reason for Departure:
- In order to be reconsidered, a candidate must show they have mastered the failed course or its equivalent in the Night School (free to NNS employees) or from an accredited college/institution.
- Must provide evidence of completion (night school grades, official college transcripts, etc.)
If the individual left the company and would like to reapply for The Apprentice School, they will need to begin the entire application and admissions process again. The Apprentice School will reach out to labor relations to determine if the individual is eligible for rehire.