Financial Services (FS) Apprenticeship


Financial Services (FS)
Apprenticeship Program

Yet another breakthrough for the professional development of our members – the first public sector financial services (FS) apprenticeship program with concentrations in auditing and accounting. This program is a collaborative effort between Local 1000, American River College, and Government Operations Agency, and several state departments. In establishing this program, we are creating a sustainable financial services professional pathway that provides our members with upward mobility opportunities in occupations which have significant shortages and are projected to grow exponentially in coming years.


Apprenticeship Details

The application period for the Financial Services Apprenticeship Program has closed. Please stay tuned for upcoming opportunities! If you have further questions, please email

SEIU Local 1000 is currently recruiting candidates for our inaugural cohort of the Financial Services Apprenticeship Program. The Financial Services Apprenticeship Program is offered jointly by SEIU Local 1000, Employment Development Department (EDD), California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) and American River College (ARC). This program is designed to provide state employees, who meet specific criteria, with financial education, skills, and experience.

If selected, apprentices enter a training and development assignment in a financial services position for a period of up to two years.  During this time, they receive on-the-job training within their current department and related accounting and auditing instruction through American River College.  At the conclusion of the program, apprentices will meet the minimum qualifications to promote into Accountant Trainee, Tax Auditor, or Tax Compliance Representative Classification!

How to apply:

Current Application Information

Program/Application FAQs

In order to apply, you must complete and submit the two-part Financial Services Apprenticeship Program Application no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 18, 2019. Interviews will be held this winter, and classes are scheduled to being as early as January 2020.

Part 1 – Online Application 

Part 2: Application Packet