City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Become An Electrical Apprentice

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  Current Applicants

Candidates will be notified by June 9, 2017 if their scores have qualified them to move to the next step in the Electrical Apprenticeship process. Below are the openings that will be highlighted in the second round of interviews. If you have questions about your status or the second round of interviews, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 217.789.2446 or email



  • Age 17 years or older by application deadline
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • One full year of high school or equivalent algebra with an average grade of “C” or better
  • Valid driver’s license at time of hire; and must be able to obtain an Illinois commercial driver’s license if required by the functional area


Applications must submit: 
  • City of Springfield Employment Application
  • Applicant’s high school or GED transcripts showing graduation and proof of a grade of “C” or better in algebra.
  • If applicable, applications may also include college transcripts, other trade related documentation, and certificate of completion from climbing school(s)
  •  Complaint procedure waiver
  •  Lineman/Substation climbing waiver

Written Exam (a score of 6 or above on the aptitude test)

Oral interviews (2 rounds)

Mandatory climbing orientation (for Lineman/Substation candidates only)

Background investigation

Medical exam, drug screening and functional capacity evaluation

  Standards of Apprenticeship

  Salary* and Benefits

  • Hourly rate based on 40-hour work week
  • 1st Year - $21.41
  • 2nd Year - $25.69
  • 3rd Year - $29.98
  • 4th Year - $34.26
  • Journeymen - $42.82
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Overtime Pay
  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Safety Equipment
  • Inclement Weather Clothing
* Subject to change pursuant to collective bargaining.