Apprentice Program Information

The BAE Systems Apprentice Program is a well established curriculum dating back to 1936. Since then, it has developed into the opportunity that it is now via educational advances and graduate feedback. Today, the Apprentice Program is comprised of compensated on the job training in your desired trade coupled with classroom instruction at Tidewater Community College.

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“I’d advise every apprentice coming through the program to stay focused, learn as much as you can because you can never learn too much, set a goal each year to meet, listen to what the veterans have to say, and never say you can’t do something."– Ron Leydet

"What brought me to Norfolk Ship Repair and the Apprentice Program was getting the opportunity to work and go to school at the same time. This is important to me because I can gain a paycheck and pursue an engineering degree at the same time. I think young people should consider this program because it isn’t just a job, it’s a career." – Falon Mason


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Norfolk Ship Repair established its Apprentice Program back in 1936 to assure a fast-growing shipyard the vital source of a skilled workforce. Through the years, qualified graduate apprentices have advanced in the BAE Systems family throughout their entire working lives.  

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