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Carrollton Public Works Department Now Accepting Applications for New Summer Apprentice Program

Post Date:05/16/2019 12:38 PM
Public Works Summer Apprentice ProgramDo you want to make a difference in your community and get paid while doing it? The City of Carrollton Public Works Department is accepting applications through noon on Monday, June 10 for its new Summer Apprentice Program.

Program participants will shadow Public Works employees in each of the department’s seven divisions (Traffic, Drainage, Streets, Wastewater, Finish-Out, Meters, and Water Quality/Production) this summer in order to gain a variety of new skills and an understanding of the importance of Public Works in the lives of Carrollton’s citizens, motorists, and visitors. They’ll also receive training from the City’s Finance Department on the basic principles of personal finance. 

Each apprentice will be evaluated throughout the eight-week program, and full-time job offers will be made to selected apprentices upon successful completion of the program. The Summer Apprentice Program will run from Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, August 7.

Apprentices will receive compensation in the amount of $11 per hour for 40 hours per week during the training phase. If the apprentice is offered full-time employment with the City, pay steps will be given based on the position the apprentice is filling, which are typically in the $13 to $16 per hour range. All full-time City employees also receive a robust benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage, free access to the Employee Health & Wellness Center, life insurance, and 2:1 retirement matching. Applicants will be subject to a background check and drug test prior to beginning the apprentice program.

To apply for the program, visit cityofcarrollton.com/jobs. For more information about Carrollton’s Public Works Department and its various divisions, visit cityofcarrollton.com/publicworks.

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