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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 21, 2017
College Degree Required?No
Phone(434) 243-1720


Facilities Management at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for our highly regarded Trades Apprentice Program.  The University of Virginia’s Apprentice Program began in 1982 and was the first Apprentice Program to be started by a state agency.  This unique program provides an opportunity to learn a trade while working as a full-time employee at UVA Apprenticeships are full-time, paid positions with UVA benefits. Apprentices learn their selected trade through a combination of on-the-job training, technical education and classroom instruction over a four-year training period. This training is fully paid for by Facilities Management. All Apprentices support Facilities Maintenance’s goal of providing consistent, cost effective, efficient, and reliable maintenance and service to the University facilities.

Online applications for this year’s Apprentice positions will be accepted from March 31 through midnight on April 21, 2017. The candidates selected will start work in August 2017. Applicants must be at least 18 years’ old and possess a high school diploma or GED by the start date in August.

This year’s openings in wide variety of trades including HVAC, Plumbing, Carpentry, and Electrical. To apply for any of the apprentice openings, please visit the University’s website at and search for the US position numbers below. To ensure review, applications must be received by midnight on April 21, 2017.

HVAC – US Position # 13810
Plumbing – US Position # 13806
Carpentry – US Position # 13816
Electrical – US Position # 13814
The University of Virginia welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities and seeks to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.