HRSD's Apprenticeship Program Overview

HRSD Apprenticeship Brochure (pdf)

HRSD created the nation's first wastewater industry Apprenticeship Program to perpetuate excellence in our workforce. Our Apprenticeship Program is custom-designed to help individuals achieve the training and experience needed for a successful HRSD career.

HRSD's Apprenticeship Program is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. All can be completed in three or four years. The description of duties for each career can help you select the position that is right for you. The number of job openings in each career determines the number of apprenticeship opportunities available.


Apprenticeship Program Benefits

  • PAID Classroom training
  • PAID On-the-job training
  • FREE Textbooks
  • REIMBURSEMENT for mileage
  • Regular training increases
  • Top-notch instructors, including licensed professional engineers
  • Tutoring available
  • Enhanced promotional opportunities throughout Hampton Roads and the Middle Peninsula
  • Recognized and/or approved by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Virginia Community College System, the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
  • Veterans' benefits available for qualified participants
  • Exemptions for on-the-job training and/or prior related coursework may be approved by the Apprenticeship Committee.

Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions