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Corporate Apprenticeships

Learn about job training programs run primarily by large U.S. corporations

What is a Corporate Apprenticeship?

Corporate apprenticeships are job training programs that usually combine classroom learning with on-the-job training. With corporate apprenticeships, students learn a specific element of the company’s work so they can be hired into a full-time position with that company at the end of the apprenticeship. These opportunities are usually paid or offered free to students.

How do I Find a Corporate Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an opportunity to launch yourself into a career quickly, while also making some money while you learn. As such, they are popular and it can be hard to land one. Take time to sharpen up your resume and practice your interviewing skills before applying.


Visit for a nationwide database of current opportunities. You can use their website to search based on a career field (like software design), or by a company (like Google), or just browse the different types of opportunities available.

Corporate apprenticeships available often vary by city, state, and region, however, some are available nationally.
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National Corporate Apprenticeship Programs

The Allstate Apprenticeship Program, a 12-24 month, fully remote, paid opportunity designed to give you hands-on experience in a career-related field while you are enrolled at a community or technical college.

Program Benefits:

The Allstate Apprenticeship Program provides a near full-time salary, plus benefits like medical and dental care, as well as tuition reimbursement to offset the cost of college courses.


Review the program details and apply if it seems like a good fit.

Program Examples: Qualified candidates will get matched with a specific role based on their interest and qualifications.

  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Marketing
  • Finance

The Chase Fellowship Initiative is a 3-year leadership development program is designed to support rising High School sophomores in earning their degree from an accredited 4-year college or university.

Program Benefits:

Students will receive a stipend each year they are in the program, as well as mentoring, college enrollment counseling and transferable college credits.


Check out the Fellowship website and consider applying.

Program Examples:

  • Banking
  • Analyst
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Accounting
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Propel America offers free training in entry-level healthcare fields with high demand.  Propel programs are 6-12 months in length. They involve both classroom learning and hands-on training.

Program Benefits:

Students will receive transferable college credits, a personal career coach and guaranteed interviews with Propel’s employer partners after the training ends.


Complete an application today.

Program Examples:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Registered Behavioral Therapist
  • Sterile Processing Technician

(Note: Propel America is only offered in these states: MA, NJ, LA, PA, RI.)

Corporate Apprenticeship Programs in Illinois


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The Chicago Apprentice Network (CAN) is working to bridge the gap between talent and opportunity by raising awareness of apprenticeship and helping more young people connect with corporate opportunities in Chicagoland. The Network currently contains over 70 corporate partners ready to hire, train and mentor the next generation of talent.

Program Logistics: Programs combine classroom learning at a local college with in-person, on-the-job training. Program length varies based on the apprenticeship.

Program Benefits: These are earn-while-you-learn programs, meaning you will get paid while completing your training.


Explore opportunities here.

Program Examples:

  • Business service careers at Aon
  • Business marketing, analytics and strategy with Chase Bank
  • Technology careers with Accenture
  • Community health worker with JourneyCare
  • Software design with Catalyte

The Relativity Fellows program trains young people to use Relativity’s software to tackle challenges in legal tech, data privacy and data security.

Program Logistics:

5 months in-person training program includes mentoring and job support.

Program Benefits:

Healthcare and full-time salary

Guaranteed full-time job with Relativity upon successful completion of the Fellowship.


View application timetable and more on their website.

Program Examples:

  • E-Discovery specialist
  • Software development
  • Information technology
  • Digital litigation support

YearUp offers free training in 5 different career fields with specialization in each.

Program Logistics:

6 months of in-person classroom learning, followed immediately by a 6-month hands-on internship in the field.

Program Benefits: 

YearUp provides participants with a monthly stipend to cover student expenses and other needs.

Students also receive a career coach to support transition to professional setting; and, interview, resume and job placement support to help land that first full-time job after program completion.


Apply here.

Program Examples:

  • Banking and finance
  • Business operations
  • Financial operations
  • Information technology
  • Software development

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (SFCF) partners with City Colleges of Chicago to prepare students who have no experience in their chosen field to start a new career with an established corporate employer.

Program Logistics: 

  • The extent varies based on corporate employer, but you can expect both online an in-person training and coursework.

Program Benefits: 

  • This is an earn-while-you-learn program, meaning you will get paid while completing training.


Explore current opportunities here.

Program Examples:

  • Pharmacy Technician at Walgreen’s
  • Restaurant Manager at McDonald’s
  • Software Developer at CDW
  • Hotel Management at Hyatt Hotels
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