Current Apprenticeship Openings

Bricklayers, Ironworkers and Carpenters - Applications Available Now!

Hello P2A Community,

We have been updating this page a lot  recently as a number of the building trades are conducting recruitments right now.  P2A can help you with your resume and prepare for an interview.  We also have some materials for you to use in studying for any Aptitude tests.  Please contact us - email is best.

Here are the current recruitments.

1.    The Bricklayers, Local 1 is almost at the end of its recruitment - the last 3 days to get applications are on 03/30/18, 04/27/18, and 05/25/18. You can get an application at the International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 on these dates from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Doors close at 8:30 a.m. An Aptitude Test is given at the time of application.   For more information, click here

2.  Ironworkers, Local Union #40 & #361 will conduct a recruitment from 3/22/18 - 5/24/18 for 100 ironworker (outside) apprentices.  You can get an application every Thursday beginning on 3/22 during this period (except on legal holidays) at Local Union #40 & #361, 35-23 36th Street, Astoria, NY, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30.  Applicants must present proof of high school diploma at time of application. A $25.00 testing fee will be required at the time of pick up (Money Order only - payable to Ironworkers LU #40 & #361). Please note, you may request that this fee be waived. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.   For more information, click here:  

3.  The High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City will conduct a recruitment on the second Wednesday of each month through November 14, 2018 for 100 carpenter apprentices.  The next date is April 11th.  Applications must be obtained in person from 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, NY, during the recruitment period.   Applications will be available only from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.   You must have a government issued picture I.D. and only applicants can pick up an application.   For more information, click here:  Again, P2A is here to help.  Please call or email us if you have any question or would like us to review your resume or help you prepare for an interview or if you need prep materials for any Aptitude Test.


A union construction career is a solid pathway to a stable and comfortable middle class life. Wages can start at over $50,000/year plus health insurance and retirement benefits and the only requirements are a high school diploma, a positive mental attitude, and a commitment to being hardworking and reliable. The best way to get into a union construction career is through a union construction apprenticeship and P2A helps people from low-income communities access these union apprenticeship opportunities.

The NYC construction industry unions (also called the building and construction trades) include the Laborers, the Bricklayers, the Painters, the Ironworkers, the Carpenters, the Sheet Metal Workers, the Electricians, the Boilermakers, the Steelworkers, the Plumbers, the Cement Workers, and more. The apprenticeships for these unions open up at different times during the year -- some open up only once per year, others only every 2 or 3 years. Each union has its recruitment method and strict rules regarding how to apply. Generally, only a limited number of applications (such as 300 or 1000) will be made available at any particular time. For example, the Laborers, Local 79 has an on-line recruitment, which is generally over within 2 minutes. The Plumbers and Carpenters unions offer a limited number of paper applications available at their offices, for which people will line up a night or two before the office opens on that recruitment day. Others unions, such as the Sheet Metal Workers and Boilermakers, require that applicants take a reading and math aptitude test at the time of the application, and only applicants who score above a certain level will be contacted.

P2A assists applicants with these application processes and conducts pre-apprenticeship classes to assist applicants in preparing for their interviews and with the apprenticeship process in general. P2A also sends out email updates on when these union construction apprenticeships open up and conducts info sessions on these apprenticeship opportunities at community organizations and public agencies throughout New York City. Much of the work of P2A is done by P2A peer mentors – full-time building trades apprentices who also serve as peer mentors for applicants and new apprentices.

To join the P2A community, all you need to do is sign up on the P2A mailing list with an email address and cell phone number.

You can click on any of these sites for more detail on all open apprenticeships in New York City:


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Second Wednesday

of every month

7:00am to 7:30am

 3/5/18  10/5/18  
 3  3/12/18  3/23/18  
 3/22/18  5/24/18  
 5  3/30/18  4/27/18  
 6  3/22/18  5/24/18