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June 27, 2017



APPLICATION OPENS: 12:01 am EDT, Friday, June 23, 2017

APPLICATION CLOSES: Midnight EDT, Friday, June 30, 2017

The UAW / GM skilled trades include occupations in the following areas; Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering / Die Making trades.  Skilled tradespersons at General Motors are highly trained men and women who build, operate and maintain our complex machinery.  They use precision tools, instruments, and state-of-the-art methods to produce quality products.  Skilled tradespeople are vital members of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) movement in industry today.  More information on the trades is available during the application process.

As with all US-DOL registered apprenticeship training programs, the apprentice will enroll in, and complete required classroom training curriculum outlined by their local joint apprentice committee.  To complete the apprenticeship requires approximately four (4) years of on the job training along with classroom courses.  The blend of on the job training and classroom will vary by trade.  General Motors pays for all required classroom coursework, as well as the Apprentice hourly wage while attending classroom courses.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for consideration, you must complete your application by Midnight EDT, June 30, 2017. NO Applications will be considered after this date. You must complete all steps in the application and receive an online confirmation message to be considered.

Requirements – Interested individuals must meet the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete the General Motors / UAW Apprentice hiring process which includes a comprehensive assessment, drug testing, and background check
  • At least 18 years old
  • Honorable or General Military Discharge

Key Notes:

1.      General Motors will not test all applicants.  Based on the number of future apprentice openings, only a very small number of military applicants will be randomly drawn and invited to test.  A limited number of applicants who meet the test threshold will interview. 

2.     Do NOT complete the application on a tablet / mobile / cell phone.

3.     ALL parts of the application must be completed to be considered:

  • Contact information
  • Basic qualifications
  • Review Apprentice Preview website and answer knowledge check questions
  • Additional information (e.g., education, experience)

You will receive an online confirmation message upon successful completion.


To submit your application go to

General Motors LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected veteran status.

Job Fairs/Networking Events


Mercedes Benz U.S. International Sponsors Michigan Hot Jobs! Expo

Southfield, MI  – If you are seeking a new job or even a career change, you should look no further and attend the Michigan Hot Jobs! Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at the Best Western Premier Hotel, 26555 Telegraph Road. Southfield, Michigan.

More than 75 local businesses and national employers have made arrangements to participate and interview candidates at the event. Recruiters with Mercedes Benz U.S. International will be featured onsite at the upcoming job expo to recruit Supplier Quality Engineers, Logistics Planners and Packaging Engineers for their facility located in Vance, Alabama (Tuscaloosa).

The Michigan Hot Jobs! Expo will provide job seekers with access to employers seeking talented candidates in every discipline, Engineering, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Seasonal, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial, General Labor, Customer Services, Retail, Management, Restaurant, Accounting, Banking, Office Support, Clerical, Data Entry, Call Center, Installation, Technical, Machining, Electrical, Mortgage, Financial Planning, Insurance, Education, Truck Driving, Real Estate, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Human Services and everything in between. Admission is free.

Visit our website for more details at or call 734-956-4550





Finding The Right Job Fit


Whether you are a college graduate or an experienced worker, if you are in search for a job you should make sure that it’s the right fit for you. A few years ago, I was in search of my first internship because it was coming close to junior year of college and I had yet to have any type of professional experience. Along with wanting an internship that offered professional growth, I also wanted do advance my skills, not to mention, I needed a job so that I could pay my bills. After several interviews, I ended up getting a marketing internship with a home improvement company. Without doing enough research, I went into the interview talking about my skills more than asking about how I would fit in with the company. Because of that, I found myself spending four months in a company that I wasn’t a good fit for, culturally, which led to me having a bad experience. From that experience, I learned that I should’ve done more homework and asked better questions before I accepted the position. Here are a few ways that you can make sure that your next opportunity is the one for you.

  1. Research the company. You want to research the company’s mission and the internship program. A job title might sound nice but if you are working for a purpose that you don’t believe in, you won’t enjoy it. My job title was a Marketing intern but the actual job duties assigned resembled more of an office assistant. I made the most out of the situation but I should have researched the company and job more before accepting the position. 
  2. Look up current coworkers to explore what the environment is like and explore first hand, where you will be working. LinkedIn is a good place to start. You can search the people who work for that particular location and ask them about their experience with the company.
  3. Look up company reviews on websites like Glassdoor and and understand the troubles of the companies and if the company responds to the review, evaluate what they say. Usually if a company responds to the review, you can determine how the attitudes are and if they believe in taking accountability or apologizing.
  4. Look at the Social Media profiles to explore how interactive they are and the personality that they present. If the company isn’t posting a variety of material or engaging with their customers, this can mean that they don’t value their clientele.
  5. Ask in depth questions about the company’s culture at the end of the interview. Whenever recruiters give you the okay to ask them any questions via email, you take advantage of this.

Everyone needs income but you want to be intentional with making your experience a good one. If you are a job seeker who is interested in obtaining an internship, or finding full-time or part-time work, I recommend starting your job search by visiting www:// The right job fit is so important, and I can't overstate that enough. Don't forget to do your homework, take it from me, you’ll be glad you did.  



LaTya Jefferson is a Talent Team intern with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, working to develop content for our external and internal newsletters, highlighting success stories, programs, and resources for business and talent attraction.


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