BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION
The Ingalls Apprentice School programs are recognized as the backbone of a well-trained workforce. Therefore, every effort is made to provide each apprentice with opportunities to learn all the phases of a selected craft. This is done by job-rotation, a system that allows the apprentice to perform in the various job assignments within the particular craft.
Training at the Ingalls Apprentice School is designed to provide an opportunity for men and women to master one of the crafts of shipbuilding. The regular indentured apprentice programs consist of well-balanced curriculum of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Following successful completion of the program, the apprentice is promoted to the status of journeyman.
Our Apprentice programs range in length from two to four years of instruction and hands-on development. This allows our apprentices to receive an education, build work ethic, gain experience and develop into world-class journeymen of their crafts.
Learn more about our specialized craft apprentice programs:
Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentices earn competitive wages and receive comprehensive benefits packages from the time they begin the Apprentice Program.
Let the Numbers Speak for Themselves
Ingalls Shipbuilding is an equal opportunity employer and offers equal opportunities in employment to all applicants and employees without regard to an individual’s protected status, including ethnicity, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
Apprentices are selected and hired to the program as vacancies occur. On-the-job training and courses begin immediately after hire. Academic course work begins within the first six months of apprenticeship.
1. Meet Requirements
To qualify for consideration for The Ingalls Apprentice School, applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Submit High School Transcript or GED Transcript with test scores
- State issued Driver’s License or ID
- Military Discharge Papers (DD214) if you have ever served active duty in the Armed Services
- Be physically able to perform the essential duties of the shipbuilding discipline requested or assigned
- Be able to obtain the proper security clearance and be a United States person
2. Apply Online
- Go to buildyourcareer.com
- Click on Apprentices
- Click on start your search
- Look for the “APPRENTICE” opening with Ingalls Shipbuilding
- If available click on “Apply to job” to complete the application process
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MEET OUR LEADERS
LOCATIONS and facilities
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, in partnership with Ingalls Apprentice School, works to meet the training needs of apprentices as outlined by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training of the U.S. Department of Labor. A person who has completed an approved apprenticeship program may receive 36 semester hours of credit toward the Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Education (AASOE) degree. Other requirements for the AASOE degree are outlined under “Graduation information” on the MGCCC web site.
Haley reeves barbour maritime training academy
Named for Haley Reeves Barbour, Mississippi’s 62nd Governor, the newly opened Maritime Training Academy serves as the training epicenter for Ingalls’ Apprentice School.
The 70,000 square-foot facility features 24 classrooms, three computer labs, a library, a bookstore, 26 offices/conference rooms and several state-of-the-art craft labs for students to practice the various shipyard trades.
In addition to the educational partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the Ingalls Apprentice School is jointly sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 733 the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council.