Apprenticeship at Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton, Esquimalt

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Fleet Maintenance Facility CAPE BRETON (FMF CB) has maintained an apprenticeship training program since 1927 to sustain high standards of workmanship among its trades people. This program is jointly administered by FMF CB and Industry Training Authority, British Columbia (ITA BC). The Apprenticing Program trains workers to a high level of certification. Upon successful completion apprentices are entitled to the FMF CB Certificate of Apprenticeship, the Provincial Journeyperson's Certificate, and Inter-Provincial Certification (where applicable).

The prerequisite for all apprenticeships is grade 12 graduation or a PSC approved equivalent. Apprenticeship in electronics also requires a minimum electronic technician pre-apprenticeship certificate, a diploma in a two-year electronic technology program is also acceptable. Pre-apprenticeship training in some trades is mandatory.

Apprenticeships are usually four years in duration, and commence in Spring and Fall of each year (with the exception of refrigeration mechanic where the apprenticeship is five years). We hire apprentices for the following trades:      

  • Electrician
  • Electroplater
  • Electronic Technician
  • Shipwright / Joiner
  • Lagger
  • Machinist
  • Millwright
  • Painter
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Rigger / Sailmaker
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Steel Fabricator/ Boilermaker
  • Sailmaker
  • Sheet Metal Fabricator Welder

Trades apprenticeship positions are posted at the site for approximately three weeks before the processes are closed. Applicants should routinely check the PSC website for Apprenticeship opportunities.

To apply:

  1. Obtain and complete the application form from the PSC either online or at Building 54 in Naden, Esquimalt.
  2. Include all certificates of education and high school transcripts.
  3. Include a resume that details your training and experience.
  4. Submit the completed application either online, to the PSC or to the Human Resources staff at Building 54, Naden, Esquimalt.