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Apprentice (Trainee) Program - San Diego

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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) is pleased to announce, in partnership with Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, NAVAIR's Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Point Loma Detachment and Southwestern College; a four-year, accredited, co-operative education opportunity.

Who Can Apply?

An individual who:
  • is 18 years of age or older at time of hire
  • is able to show proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • meets Security and Physical Fitness requirements

Apprentice (Trainee) Program

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How to Apply to the Student Trainee Program (Apprentice)

To apply for the Student Trainee Program you must submit your application to the USAJobs.gov announcement, which we expect to be in September 2013.

General Student Trainee Program (Apprentice) Information

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Regular Raises
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Full Time Employment
  • On-the-Job Learning (OJL)
  • Paid Tuition
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Retirement plan
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • 13-26 days of paid vacation per year
  • Annual Leave (Personal/Vacation Leave) accrues biweekly at the rate of 4 hours for the first 3 years of government service. After 3 years of service, annual leave accrues at the rate of 6 hours. After 15 years of service, annual leave accrues at the rate of 8 hours. However, Annual Leave can only be accrued up to 240 hours per year, after that, you must “use it or lose it”.
  • 13 days of sick leave per year
  • Sick Leave accrues biweekly at the rate of 4 hours. Accumulation of sick leave is unlimited.
  • More information about employee benefits

The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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