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Electrician Apprentice Program

If you enjoy traveling, working outdoors, and working with electrical equipment, then this training program may be for you. The Electrician apprenticeship leads to the position of Journeyman Electrician. Apprentices assist Journeymen Electrician in simple functions related to constructing, servicing, and maintaining TVA substations. As your experience and ability increase, the work will be varied to include more responsible phases of electrical work. It is your duty and responsibility to observe all safety regulations and protect your fellow employees and the public from hazardous conditions under your control. You will be required to complete satisfactorily certain technical and nontechnical training.

This position is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and requires extensive travel and the ability to work in emergency restorations during times of bad weather.


Current pay for a Electrician Apprentice is as follows:

  • Apprentice 1st period A: $36,450
  • Apprentice 1st period B: $38,370
  • Apprentice 2nd period : $42,205
  • Apprentice 3rd period: $47,325
  • Apprentice 4th period : $54,360

Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship, you are an electrician making $63,950 annually.


In order to be considered for this training program, a candidate should have a high school diploma or a GED certificate and possess a valid driver’s license. Candidates are required to pass the AIR test. See testing information.

Some previous experience in electrical work is desirable and the ability to qualify for additional responsibility and further training.

EEO Statement

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.


Non-U.S. residents should read TVA's Citizenship Policy.


Individuals interested in claiming veterans’ preference should read the Information for Claiming Veterans’ Preference.


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