You're invited to the 2018 UVA FM Apprenticeship Job Fair

Interested applicants are invited to join us at the 2018 UVA FM Apprenticeship Job Fair. Current and graduate apprentices as well as members of FM management will be available to share further insight into the program and answer any questions you may have.


March 6th, 2018
9-11 a.m.


Alumni Hall
211 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, VA


Street parking is available or the Central Grounds Parking Garage is a short walk

For more information:
(434) 243-3414

Host our apprenticeship team on site!

Please let us know if you would be interested in having the UVA Facilities Management Apprenticeship Program, including apprentices/apprenticeship graduates (possibly graduates from your school or area) come and share more about the Registered Apprenticeship program. We are available to meet with individual classes, present to larger groups in an auditorium, or attend any upcoming career/job fairs you may be hosting.

To learn more, please contact the occupational training team at or (434) 243-3414.

Apprenticeship Program

Established in 1982, UVA Facilities Management Apprenticeship Program offers highly motivated applicants an opportunity to learn a skilled trade through a combination of on-the-job training, technical education and classroom instruction in a four-year program.

The University’s apprenticeship program was the first of its kind to be established by a state agency in Virginia and has been a model for other programs. In addition to the success and longevity of the program, Facilities Management is proud that the majority of graduated apprentices make a career at the University.

Each year, approximately seven to thirteen new apprentices are brought into the program depending on business needs. Some of the trades represented in our program include: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, plastering and HVAC.

Each apprentice is a full-time University employee with salary and benefits. Apprentices train on the job with licensed journeymen, mentors, supervisors and others who help ensure the highest quality facilities management for the University and the Health System.

Applicants must be able to meet the physical requirements for their prospective trades. They must be a high school graduate or hold a General Educational Development (GED) certificate and be at least 18 years of age by the time new apprentices begin work.

Advertisement and recruitment for the apprenticeship program is conducted annually in February and March. Interviews are conducted in the spring, and new apprentices begin onboarding in July, with classroom instruction beginning shortly thereafter.