Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in partnership with Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, NAVAIR's Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Point Loma and Southwestern College, offer a four-year, accredited, co-operative education opportunity leading to a Certificate of Completion (basic) in leadership and supervision and certification in one of 7 trades related to Navy Ship maintenance and Repair.

Who Can Apply?

  An individual who:
  • is 18 years of age or older at time of hire
  • is able to show proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • meets Security and Physical Fitness requirements

Apprentice (Trainee) Program

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How to Apply to the Student Trainee Program (Apprentice)

You must complete and send in the following items:

   1.  A current resume (must include: Name, Address, Phone Number and E-Mail Address)

   2.  The Student Trainee Supplemental Form 

   3.  Veterans Preference (If Applicable)

  • The Veterans' Preference Act of 1944 authorizes the collection of documentation to determine whether you are entitled to veterans' preference. You must provide the DD-214 member 4 copy, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty." If claiming 10-point preference, you will need to submit an Application of 10-point Veteran Preference (Standard Form 15) and supporting documentation.

                                   Submit required items to:

                                   Email all completed forms to:
                                   psnsproductionjobs@navy.mil (preferred method)

                                   Or fax to: 360-476-6669

                                   Or mail to: (must be postmarked by February 19, 2012)
                                   Human Resources Office, Code 1110
                                   Attn: Apprentice & Helper
                                   PSNS & IMF
                                   1400 Farragut Avenue
                                   Bremerton, WA 98314-5001

You must also:

   4.  Apply for Admission to Southwestern College
   5.  Schedule an appointment for a college placement assessment

Note: If you live >250 miles from Chula Vista, CA, you may take the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS assessment locally and submit your new scores to Southwestern College for external assessment.

General Student Trainee Program (Apprentice) Information

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Regular Raises
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Full Time Employment
  • On-the-Job Learning (OJL)
  • Paid Tuition
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Retirement plan
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • 13-26 days of paid vacation per year

Annual Leave (Personal/Vacation Leave) accrues biweekly at the rate of 4 hours for the first 3 years of government service. After 3 years of service, annual leave accrues at the rate of 6 hours. After 15 years of service, annual leave accrues at the rate of 8 hours. However, Annual Leave can only be accrued up to 240 hours per year, after that, you must “use it or lose it”.

  • 13 days of sick leave per year

           Sick Leave accrues biweekly at the rate of 4 hours. Accumulation of sick leave is unlimited.

Participation requires application for and hiring into one of the available positions. Applications are taken once per year.

Apprentices attend classes in the Apprentice School at NAS North Island and receive hands on training when classes are not in session and between semesters.

Note: Applications for the 2013 are pending budget approval.  Please check our webpage daily for additional information and prospective application dates to follow will be available on the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility website.

To request additional information or to be added to our informational mailing list for the 2013 class, please send an email to apprenticeprogramsd@gmail.com

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