More than a job, a career.
Start here to get information on professional carpentry and the companies who hire us
Need a Job?
Hiring this week:
contact: Steve Dittrich 314.605.0182
contact: Brian Heinz 314.446.0415 ext. 108
contact: Ron Behrmann 314.608.4111
Cheltenham Construction Services
contact: Ryan Blankenship 314.565.0385
The road to becoming a journey-level carpenter begins with our nationally-recognized apprenticeship program. Your education will consist of on-the-job training combined with classroom and shop instruction. You'll work for a union contractor while attending classes at one of our state of the art training centers. As you progress, your income will increase until you reach your goal of becoming a fully trained carpenter.
We're here to help you each step of the way.
WHAT TO DO
Secure a job with a union contractor (our employment counselors will help you with job leads.) Once you have a Letter of Intent (which states that the contractor intends to hire you as an apprentice carpenter) you will take an approved drug screening, complete a 5-day new-apprenticeship course, and pay a $35 fee for processing your paperwork.
Congratulations! You are now a first-term apprentice carpenter.
Over the next four years you will divide your time between working in the field with your contractor and attending classes/shop training at the Carpenters Training Center. You will earn while your learn, moving up the pay scale on your way to becoming a journey-level carpenter.
Why are so many of our carpenters former military? Because we too value character. It was dedicated hard work that built America, and our union. Men and women returning from the armed services find great pay, secure benefits and a team of leaders protecting our rights. Every day. On every job.
Curtis Hurd, apprentice
A RICH HISTORY
Founded in 1882, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America is one of the oldest and largest trade unions in existence.
You are joining a team of more than 500,000 union brothers and sisters across North America. Many joined us right out of high school, while many others worked in a variety of careers before realizing that professional carpentry was their true calling in life.
Our apprenticeship program is an investment in the future of our union. We take it seriously, and expect the same of those who enroll.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
The Sisters in the Brotherhood is a coalition of female carpenters that supports other women; assisting with leadership skills, being advocates on women’s issues within the union, and by mentoring new and potential members.
Anthony Macias - Shawnee, Kansas