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Plumbers & Steamfitters
Local Union 118
invites you to join us

Beyond the pay

6 More reasons to consider apprenticeship

118 Journeyman Wage


+Family Health Coverage
+Pension & Retirement
+Education & Training

No College Degree Required

Paid Training

1. Get paid to learn with apprenticeship instead of paying to learn in college. Pay increases along with your knowledge...guaranteed. Now you can afford to live on your own, debt-free.

Work that Makes a Difference

Community Contribution

2. Contribute meaningful work to your community, with your own two hands. Protect the health of our water supply, the safety of our food and the comfort of our homes, hospitals and schools.

High Demand Workers

Job Security
& Growth

3. Advance your skills with continuing education and move up on the pay scale. Motivated professionals can promote into leadership roles or become masters of their trade.

Great Coworkers

Lively Workplace

4. Work on a team with diverse individuals at a site that is constantly changing. Keep your body toned and your brain sharp through your work.

Not a Dead-End Job

Flexible Future

5. Transfer your skills from one employer to the next across the country. Parlay what you learn into a second career like owner, estimator, inspector or instructor.

Career without Nights & Weekends

Work-Life Balance

6. Be home at night with your family and enjoy time with your friends on the weekend with contractors' hours. Or, choose to work overtime and increase your pay.

Award Winning Training:


"It's a true real-world competition for the best of the best."

"In a short period of time, there will be a rough-in of an actual bathroom here."


"These three welders are competing against each other. Stick welding, wire welding & TIG welding...At the end of the day today we're going to see who is champion after getting closely judged by our inspectors and welding coordinator."

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Do you have what it takes to become an apprentice ?

18+ years old

High school degree or equivalent (G.E.D.)

Valid driver's license

Passing grade on apprentice aptitude test

Clear drug test