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Apprenticeship

Encouraging and Supporting New Apprentices

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Is an Electrical Career Right For you?

Electricians tackle complex tasks in a variety of different environments.

Choosing an electrical career means embarking on challenging work and deep satisfaction. Our electricians take immense pride in their contributions, knowing the vital infrastructures they’ve helped build, like hospitals and schools, stand as testaments to their skill.

To excel in this dynamic field, you will need:

  • A strong foundational knowledge in physics, math, and English.
  • Comfort with outdoor and elevated workspaces.
  • A serious approach to responsibilities.
  • An eagerness to engage in hands-on tasks.
  • A knack for solving problems creatively.
  • An ability to collaborate effectively.

DETAILS

Benefits of Apprenticeship with IBEW

Here’s what you can expect as an apprentice with IBEW Local 120:

Earn while you learn!

An electrical apprenticeship is 9000 hours of paid on-the-job training, which breaks down into five terms of 1800 hours each. In addition to your on-the-job training, you’ll attend three terms of trade school. Trade school hours will count towards your apprenticeship!

1st Term
Duration
0 – 1800 Hours
Pay
40% *
2nd Term
Duration
1801 – 3600 Hours
Pay
50% *
Trade School
9 weeks
3rd Term
Duration
3601 – 5400 Hours
Pay
60% *
Trade School
9 weeks
4th Term
Duration
5401 – 7200 Hours
Pay
70% *
Trade School
9 weeks
5th Term
Duration
7201 – 9000 Hours
Pay
80% *
Trade School
10 weeks
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* refers to a percentage of a licensed 309A Journeyperson wage.

NEW

Workplace Skills Development Program

An inclusive program to support training for underrepresented groups in the London area.

Pathway to apprenticeship

The Workplace Skills Development Project, which encourages new apprentices from underrepresented groups, is supported through our two-stream apprenticeship pathway.

This program is funded, in part, by the government of Ontario.

Current non-IBEW Apprentices

If you are working as an electrical apprentice and wish to learn more about advancing your career with the IBEW, contact us to learn more about potential membership and continued apprenticeship opportunities with IBEW Local 120.