Apprentice Program

Philly Shipyard established an apprenticeship program to develop the next generation of shipyard skilled workers and leaders. Begun in 2004, this three year time based competency program takes candidates with little or no experience and trains them to be multi-skilled employees that can perform successfully in a competitive market and participate in the future success of Philly Shipyard.

The program consists of classroom training plus time performing the duties of their trade, for example through scheduled job rotations. Classroom training includes both lessons in a classroom setting and an independent learning environment. The program is accredited by the State of Pennsylvania and 100% of the cost of related instruction is paid for by PSI.

Applicants must be 18+ years of age, be a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency and meet all physical requirements associated with the job.

Recruiting for the Philly Shipyard apprenticeship program occurs a few times each year. Please check back periodically for more information on the next class, or send a request to to sign up for an email notification regarding the next application period.