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 Beginning on Monday, MAY 3rd, 2021 until Friday, May 14th, 2021, Pipefitters Local 274, located at 205 Jefferson Road, Parsippany, NJ, will be offering 75 Pipefitter Apprenticeship Applications for the five (5) year Apprentice Training Program. All CDC Guidelines pertaining to Covid-19, including social distancing, will be strictly adhered to. All applicants must wear a face mask/covering at all times and maintain a minimum of 6ft distancing from others at all times while on the property of Pipefitters Local 274.

All applications must be filled out in person between the hours of 8:00 AM through 12 PM, (excluding Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays). Applications will only be issued on a first come, first served basis to individuals at least 18 years of age at the time of applying for apprenticeship. Applicants must have a High School Diploma or a GED Certificate. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity with regard to age, race, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin or physical handicap (except to the extent of the applicant’s inability to perform the work.)




1. Copy of your High School Diploma or GED

2. Copy of your High School Transcripts or GED Scores

3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License with PHOTO

4. Three (3) letters of Character Reference

5. and ONE of the following

a. Social Security Card

b. U.S. Passport

c. U.S. Birth Certificate

 All applicants will be scheduled for and required to pass the Work Keys aptitude test which examines the skill level for Applied Mathematics and Work Place Documents. Practice Exams can be found at: www.act.org/workkeys. Applicants will be required to cover the expense of the test at a cost of $45.00. All successful applicants will be required to pass a physical exam and drug test as prescribed by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Pipefitters Local 274. The cost of the drug test will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about the apprenticeship program please visit pipefitters274.org and click on Apprenticeship tab.

No copies will be made on premises and no one will be admitted to enter the building for any reason. Anyone not following the rules or precautions will be asked to leave. Please park in the South Entrance and follow any signs or directions when you arrive.

Pipefitters Local 274 Education Fund will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Pipefitters Local 274 Education Fund will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

Step by Step Application Process

  1. Fill out application in person(copies of all documents in hand)
  2. Take Workeys Aptitude Test for Related Math & Work Place Documents

                 *Applicant must achieve a minimum score of 5 on each exam

      3. Appear for in-person interview

      4. Applicants are then ranked and notified by mail of selection.

When an applicant is accepted into a UA Local Union apprenticeship program, for example Pipefitters Local 274, it is similar to receiving a full-ride, tuition-free scholarship. While learning the trade, when work is available, they will work for a contractor and earn wages to help support their families and benefits to enjoy such as retirement.

Individuals who enter our five-year apprenticeship program are part of a select group of men and women motivated to learn a complex and challenging trade while upholding the ideals of trade unionism. All applicants are evaluated on the same fair basis, without regard to race, age, sex, national origin or religious affiliation.

UA apprentices learn through both classroom and on-the-job training in what is considered by many to be the best construction industry apprentice program in the world. The five-year apprenticeship period is divided into one-year segments, each of which includes on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. All UA apprentices receive a strong general education background in the trade, with core courses in basics such as mathematics, mechanical drafting, and related science. . The greatest Training Facilities and Resources for learning these respected trades can be found in the UA Pipefitter’s Local 274 is comprised of two separate trades and apprenticeships. The first being the Building Trades Pipefitter or Construction Division and the second is the HVAC Division. Both of these divisions offer great opportunities for individuals eager to learn the trade.

The learning that takes place in apprenticeship has been assessed by the American Council on Education and other organizations and colleges so that an apprentice can complete an associate of arts or associate of science degree simultaneously with journey-level credentials in the craft of their choice.
One thing that makes the UA training program so successful is that it is a joint partnership between labor and management. All training programs are run through local joint training committees in specific cities or regions.

Apprentices will earn a very competitive starting wage along with fringe benefits that include, Vacation Fund, Health & Welfare, Pension Fund, and Annuity Fund. Upon completion of the Apprenticeship you can earn the highest wages in your respective trade as well as fringe benefits that include a retirement that most American workers can only dream of.

To learn more and find out if the Building Trades Apprenticeship or HVAC Apprenticeship is right for you, explore the links below:

Building Trades

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (UA-NJ)