For Apprentices

Get top-notch training with little to no debt.

New Hampshire is consistently recognized as a great place to live and work. Our advanced manufacturing, healthcare, construction & infrastructure, hospitality, business & finance, automotive tech and IT companies are looking for help to hire trained workers.

  • Access affordable education and the opportunity to earn while you learn
  • Explore something new
  • Limited education or experience required
  • Get the skills you need to land a new job or promotion

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37%

of adults in New Hampshire stopped going to school after earning a high school diploma.

In many cases,

a college degree is not required for high-paying jobs in the sectors served by ApprenticeshipNH.

With a network of 15,000+ employers

in more than 1,000 occupations, Registered Apprenticeship has trained millions of Americans over the past 75 years.

Source: dol.gov/apprenticeship

Prepare yourself with pre-apprenticeship

Pre-apprenticeships are comprised of:

  • Work-based learning experience such as a job shadow or internship
  • Educational component such as a course that is connected to apprenticeship
  • Combination of work-based learning and educational component
  • Offers opportunity for advanced standing/advanced placement into registered apprenticeship

For help building your resume, skills and confidence, visit: WorkReadyNH.

Some of our current opportunities

Business and Finance

General Insurance Associate

OPEN STATEWIDE OPPORTUNITY BASED ON EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT AND NEED Occupation: General Insurance Associate Term of Apprenticeship: 2,100 to 2,300 hours (approximately 1.5 years of full-time

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Healthcare

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

Exeter Hospital is hiring Licensed Nursing Assistant apprentices to begin January 2023. Enjoy employer-paid related instruction at Great Bay Community College and support services to help with transportation, supplies, childcare and more.

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The ApprenticeshipNH High School program

This program is for you if you want –

  • To begin your career with little to no student debt
  • To learn the top skills industries are looking for
  • The potential to earn college credit before leaving high school
  • To align your part-time job with future career goal

Frequently asked questions

Registered Apprenticeship is a real job – you’ll be hired from day one by a NH employer. It’s also a work-based training program that includes an educational or classroom instruction component, and a hands-on paid job training component. For more information, please visit: Apprenticeship.gov

Through the ApprenticeshipNH program, you can be a registered apprentice in advanced manufacturing, automotive technology, biomedical technology, construction & infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality and information technology – rapidly growing sectors of the NH economy with a current or projected shortage of good, skilled workers. Check out our current job openings to learn more about what employers are currently hiring apprentices through our program.
Each apprenticeship is unique because it is based on different factors, such as the occupation, industry, and training requirements. However, at a minimum, an apprenticeship requires 144 hours of classroom learning (or 18 8-hour days, for reference) and 2,000 hours (about one year if working full-time) of paid, on-the-job training. Programs typically take anywhere from one year to six years to complete.

Apprentices earn competitive wages, and from day one of the apprenticeship will receive a paycheck as well as incremental wage increases as skill levels increase. Wage increases happen at regular intervals throughout the apprenticeship, and your employer will communicate to you in advance when you can expect to receive a wage increase. In many instances, apprentices earn up to $60,000 a year upon completing an apprenticeship.

Potentially – many of our apprenticeship programs offer apprentices college credit which can be applied toward a certificate or degree.  Some programs are non-credit; however, you may still be able to receive credit for prior learning for the instruction and training components of your apprenticeship. Contact us to learn more.

Some employers will pay apprentices for the time they spend in class, especially when classroom instruction happens at the work site or during normal work hours. However, it is not required that the employer pay you for class time. Additionally, you’ll receive wages for your training on-the-job while you earn as you learn.

You’ll take classes at the Community College System of New Hampshire campus closest to you or to the business sponsoring the apprenticeship. In some situations, the college may provide the instruction through online learning, on-site at your employer, or in a traditional classroom setting on campus.

We’re lucky to work with a great cross section of companies in advanced manufacturing, automotive, biomedical tech, business & finance, construction & infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality and IT. Check out our current job openings to learn more about what employers are currently hiring apprentices through our program.

Apprenticeships can begin at the age of 16, but some employers have a minimum age requirement of 18. Apprentices must be able to physically perform the essential functions of the occupation such as lifting, sitting, walking, standing, etc. Some employers may require some form of pre-employment screening. Previous work experience or education is often not required.

Registered Apprenticeship is employer-driven, which means that companies have the final say on who they hire for an apprenticeship. Therefore, the application and selection process can be competitive. If you need help creating a resume or filling out an application, please contact us so that we can assist you, or visit https://www.ccsnh.edu/colleges-and-programs/workready-nh/

“I have been exposed to different departments within the company, learned a lot about the different machinery and have an overall better understanding of how manufacturing companies work.”

-Jozimar Matimano, Manufacturing,
Tecomet, Inc.

“I am learning a ton – both through the hands-on practice I get at the restaurant plus the classes that I’m taking at the college.”

-Tessa Thibodeau, Hospitality,
Tuckaway Tavern

“I really enjoy going to work and practicing the skills that I’m learning in school in a real-world environment alongside very experienced people.”

-Alexander LoVecchio, Manufacturing, Spraying Systems 

“It helped me feel like I could get ahead without falling behind. I was able to further my education without having to stop working or lose my income.”

-MacKenzie Bonner, Healthcare,
Lakes Region General Healthcare

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