Apprentice Program

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At NPI, we’re also committed to helping young people learn skills and get jobs in our workforce today. While getting an education is important, college isn’t for everyone. In a world where job security is more important than ever before, many high school students may be dismayed at the high costs and course requirements of a four year degree from a liberal arts school. However, the state of Virginia offers a special program that can help students pick a trade and learn the skills required to be the best at that specific job. Norfolk Plumbing is proud to have a part in that program.

As a part of this program, we offer apprenticeships to students. The only requirement on behalf of the student is a high school diploma/GED and a felony-free record. Students can apply for the program, where they will work with us as they learn specific trade related skills in classes. This is a great opportunity for those who don’t think college is right for them, but still want to pursue a specific career.

Meet Spencer Buckle, one of our apprentices (shown in the picture above). Spencer has been working with us since 2011. He works forty hours a week, while attending classes a couple of nights each week to learn the specifics of the trade. Spencer says the program is helpful as “it’s real hands-on, and you get to talk to guys in the field all day.” Spencer makes good money, while also taking classes at Norfolk Technical Vocational Center, paid for by Norfolk Plumbing. In this years class we have 5 apprentices. (All pictured above)

We’ve participated in this program for tweleve years, because we feel this is a great way to help people get started in a career. This program helps us properly train quality people. We’ve sponsored many employees over the years, and all of them have completed the four year program.

If you are interested in the apprenticeship program or know of someone who might be, you can find out more from the vocational technical center in Norfolk.

11 Comments on “Apprentice Program”

  1. I am very interested in learning a trade to help me be a more productive member of society. I will work very hard if given the opportunity to participate in this program.

    Since graduating from high school in 2013, I have been working in mostly customer service jobs. I am a dedicated worker who has been described as polite, positive, customer-oriented, punctual and very responsible.

  2. Hello My Name is Troy McNair and I have been in the maintenance field for over 15yrs. and I am looking to add plumbing to my certifications.

  3. Hello there, i have finished my Level 1 Diploma in plumbing and currently half way pursuing my Level 2 diploma in plumbing but currently want to do the apprenticeship programme.

  4. Hi my name is Aaron Thiesfeld i’m very interested in your apprenticeship program. I’m 26 and graduated from ODU with a Political Science degree. I’m looking for a different direction.

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