Financial Services (FS)

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 Program

Apprenticeship Details

The application period for this apprenticeship program is presently closed. Please stay tuned for upcoming opportunities! If you have further questions, please email

SEIU Local 1000 is currently recruiting candidates for our third cohort of the Financial Services Apprenticeship Program.  This cohort of the Financial Services Apprenticeship Program is offered jointly by SEIU Local 1000, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), Employment Development Department (EDD), California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), Department of State Hospitals (DSH), California State Lottery (CaLottery), Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and American River College (ARC). This program is designed to provide state employees, who meet specific criteria, with education, skills, and experience in financial services occupations.

If selected, apprentices enter a Training and Development Assignment in a financial services occupation for a period of up to two years.  During this time, they receive on-the-job training within their current department and related instruction in accounting and auditing through American River College.  At the conclusion of the program, apprentices will meet the minimum qualifications to apply to an Accountant Trainee or Tax Auditor classification!

How to apply:

Click here for current application information.

Click here for program FAQs.

In order to apply, you must complete and submit the Financial Services Apprenticeship Program Application. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 15, 2022. Interviews will be held this fall, and classes are scheduled to being as early as January 2023.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to apply, you must do the following:

  1. Apply to American River College for the Spring 2023 semester.
  2. Complete and submit the Apprenticeship Application online or via mail.
    • Applicants interested in applying to multiple opportunities hosted by their department will need to submit separate applications for each opportunity they would like to be considered for.
    • Online Apprenticeship Application