Build more than infrastructure. Build your future.
Come As You Are
Shelby Erectors is proud to offer our state, federal, and VA-approved, accredited two-year apprenticeship program. We’re also proud of who we are, so we’re upfront about who we want. We seek hardworking individuals who aren’t afraid to sweat and learn on the job.
Come as you are – if you’re built tough, honest, and determined.
Because as an apprentice, you’ll do more than build bridges. You’ll work and train alongside an experienced journeyman ironworker on a variety of jobs under the Florida sun. You’ll do what they do as you create infrastructure that connects communities – all while focusing on a solid career and future.
There are minimal requirements. No specific degrees, certifications, or skill sets are necessary. You must be 18 years of age; possess a current and valid driver’s license; and read, write, and speak English.
Basically, if you’re willing to show up and work hard with your hands, you’re encouraged to apply. Keep reading to see our schedule and bi-annual apprenticeship pay increases.
Career Opportunity of a Lifetime
You might be a military veteran, high school/college grad, or someone looking to transition careers. Whoever you are, the chance to learn an invaluable skill set and receive on-the-job paid training is right here!
We strongly believe you’ll succeed in our program. It’s all about honest work you can respect and take pride in. What’s more, we’re family-owned, and we hit the grind every day – together. You’ll feel empowered by your team and the trade itself, and you’ll directly impact communities for good.
Best of all, get paid while you learn via hands-on experience in the field. Be part of an amazing crew of men and women who care about each other.
Invest in Yourself
This isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s a get-rich-slow plan. This is a career you can build for yourself. Invest a couple of years of your time and dedication. Practice and master this lifelong trade. And earn as you learn.
If you’re wondering… Yes. There’s room to grow with us. See yourself in a leadership position years from now? That’s possible. And encouraged. The typical path looks something like this: apprentice, journeyman, foreman, supervisors (and beyond). It’s not uncommon for experienced foremen and supers to push six figures annually.
Apprenticeship Pay Schedule
|Period of Training||Percent of Journeyworker’s Rate||Apprentice’s Hourly Rate|
|1st 6 months||65%||$14.64|
|2nd 6 months||70%||$15.76|
|3rd 6 months||75%||$16.89|
|4th 6 months||80%||$19.14|
Get Started Now
There’s no time like the present, and it’s not every day that promising opportunities like this come along. We like to say we give a damn. About our work and each other. Because we do. It’s what sets us apart in the steel industry.
With starting wages at $15.00 an hour, it’s an excellent job after graduation. And it’s great if you’re transitioning, too. You’ll be able to earn a living while staying active and developing skills that truly impact lives. A few years from now, you could be on a road most only dream about. Solid career, great team, and potential to lead and earn even more. If you’re interested, let us know. We’d love to talk to you about the possibilities as a Shelby Erectors Apprentice.