Current Apprenticeship Openings



Current NYC Apprenticeship Openings are listed below.  Note that you can also always look for notices at the NYC Department of Labor website:

  1. The Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union 137 will conduct a recruitment beginning on May 6, 2019 for one year for 10 sheet metal worker (sign hanger/rigger) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.  Applications can be picked up at 50-02 5th Street, Suite A, Long Island City, NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Monday,excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.
  2. The Boilermakers, Local Union #5 will conduct a recruitment from 4/15/19 through 3/16/20 for five boilermaker (construction) apprentices. The five openings are for New York City, Long Island, and Hudson Valley regions. You can get an application from Local Union 5, 24 Van Siclen Ave, Floral Park, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month (next is 5/20). All applications must be received no later than 3/7/20. For more info, click here:
  3. The Heat & Frost Insulators, Local Union #12 is conducting a recruitment through 5/30/19. You can pick up an application in person at Local Union #12, 15-32 127th Street, 1st Floor, College Point, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., every Thursday, excluding legal holidays and 5/23/19.  A $25.00 testing fee will be charged to each applicant, but this fee can be waived if you can show verifiable proof of financial need.  For more info, click here:
  4. The Carpenters are conducting a recruitment for a number of different carpenter trades, including high rise concrete carpenters.  You can get an application on every 2nd Wednesday of each month(7/10/19 is the next time) at the NYCDCC Training Center, 395 Hudson St (Clarkson St entrance), 2ndfloor from 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.  There is no admittance after 7:30 a.m.  You must go in person with a state I.D.  For more info, click here:  or
  5. The Outside Electrical Industry is also conducting a recruitment through 10/13/19 for 15-30 electrical (outside) line worker apprentices. You can get an application from the following website:  There is a $25.00 test processing fee, but you can get this fee waived upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.
  6. The Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Local Union #7 of NY & NJ will conduct a recruitment from March 25, 2019 through October 11, 2019 for five marble carver, cutter and setter apprentices; five terrazzo worker apprentices; three tile, marble and terrazzo finisher apprentices; and five tile setter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.
    Applications will be available at the International Masonry institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., March 25-28, 2019 and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., October 7-10, 2019.
    Applications will also be available at 3281 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ, 08505 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on March 29, 2019 and on October 11, 2019.

Here are all of the NYC apprenticeship openings shown on the Department of Labor (DOL) website:

New York City
Asbestos Lead & Hazardous Waste Laborers Local 78 11/14/2018 11/13/2019
Boilermakers Northeast Local # 5 04/15/2019 03/16/2020
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers JAC Local Union 1 09/28/2018 06/28/2019
Carpenters JATC of NYC & Vicinity 07/11/2018 06/12/2019
Carpenters JATC of NYC & Vicinity 07/10/2019 06/10/2020
Carpenters JATC of NYC & Vicinity 07/01/2019 07/15/2019
Construction and Building Laborers LU #79 (CLOSED) 06/07/2019 06/20/2019
High Rise Concrete Carpenters JATC of New York City 02/13/2019 11/13/2019
Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee 10/14/2018 10/13/2019
Sheet Metal Workers Local #137 05/06/2019 05/04/2020
Tile, Marble, Terrazzo BAC Local 7 03/25/2019 10/11/2019
Westchester/Putnam Construction Craft Laborer LU# 60 04/29/2019 05/10/2019
Westchester/Putnam Construction Craft Laborer LU# 60 04/29/2019 05/10/2019

P2A is here to help.  Please call or email us if you have any questions or would like us to review your resume, help you prepare for an interview, or if you need prep materials for any aptitude test.


A union construction career is a solid pathway to a stable and comfortable middle class life. Wages can start at over $50,000/year plus health insurance and retirement benefits and the only requirements are a high school diploma, a positive mental attitude, and a commitment to being hardworking and reliable. The best way to get into a union construction career is through a union construction apprenticeship and P2A helps people from low-income communities access these union apprenticeship opportunities.

The NYC construction industry unions (also called the building and construction trades) include the Laborers, the Bricklayers, the Painters, the Ironworkers, the Carpenters, the Sheet Metal Workers, the Electricians, the Boilermakers, the Steelworkers, the Plumbers, the Cement Workers, and more. The apprenticeships for these unions open up at different times during the year -- some open up only once per year, others only every 2 or 3 years. Each union has its recruitment method and strict rules regarding how to apply. Generally, only a limited number of applications (such as 300 or 1000) will be made available at any particular time. For example, the Laborers, Local 79 has an on-line recruitment, which is generally over within 2 minutes. The Plumbers and Carpenters unions offer a limited number of paper applications available at their offices, for which people will line up a night or two before the office opens on that recruitment day. Others unions, such as the Sheet Metal Workers and Boilermakers, require that applicants take a reading and math aptitude test at the time of the application, and only applicants who score above a certain level will be contacted.

P2A assists applicants with these application processes and conducts pre-apprenticeship classes to assist applicants in preparing for their interviews and with the apprenticeship process in general. P2A also sends out email updates on when these union construction apprenticeships open up and conducts info sessions on these apprenticeship opportunities at community organizations and public agencies throughout New York City. Much of the work of P2A is done by P2A peer mentors – full-time building trades apprentices who also serve as peer mentors for applicants and new apprentices.

To join the P2A community, all you need to do is sign up on the P2A mailing list with an email address and cell phone number.