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​​Charlot​te Water Apprenticeship Program​​

​A Tool For Excellence

Charlotte Water created the City of Charlotte’s first water/wastewater industry apprenticeship program that will increase jobs, training and opportunities for individuals with multiple barriers to​​ employment. Our apprenticeship program is custom-designed to help individuals achieve the training and experience needed for a successful career at Charlotte Water.

Career & Education Path

An apprenticeship is a career and educational path that partners classroom and on-the-job training. Apprentices experience wage progression as their skills increase. Upon completion, apprentices earn a national industry-recognized credential from the Department of Labor.


  • ​Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • High school graduate or have a GED.
  • Physically able to perform the work.​​​

How To Apply

All candidates must apply through the online application process. No e-mailed, mailed, or faxed resumes will be accepted in lieu of the online application process.​

Career Choice

Apprentices are hired employees with full benefits and resources. Apprenticeships assure a continued pipeline of qualified workers that are skilled and on pace with industry advances.

Apprentice Utility Technician

  • Ability to learn and follow instructions as well as safely and effectively use power tools and small equipment.
  • Consistently respond appropriately and professionally to questions or concerns with other employees and city customers.
  • Adhere to safety standards and wear personal protective equipment.
  • Work outside 90% of the time.

Benefits That Build A Future

  • Free classroom training.
  • Paid training and certifications.
  • Eligible for all city benefits.
  • Enhanced promotional opportunities throughout Charlotte Water.
  • Recognized and/or approved by the North Carolina Department of Labor & Industry; US Department of Labor; North Carolina Community College System, North Carolina Department of Education and North Carolina Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.​
  • Veterans benefits available for qualified participants.​