Unifor Local 444

Unifor Local 444

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Notice to all Employees

FCA Canada Inc. – Unifor Apprentice Program (Windsor)

Applications for the FCA Canada Inc. – Unifor Apprentice Program (“Apprentice Program”) will be available from the Windsor Assembly Plant Hourly Employment Department beginning Monday, December 3. The Application consists of an Applicant Information Form and a Background Information Form. Details regarding the Apprentice Program will also be included in the Apprentice Candidate Package.

 Employees must satisfy the following minimum requirements to apply: 

• Full time active hourly employee
• Successful completion of a Secondary School Diploma or equivalent (transcripts required)

Submission Deadline – The completed Applicant Information Form and Background Information Form (including your high school transcript) must be received by the Windsor Assembly Plant Hourly Employment Department no later than Friday December 14, 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Completed forms and original transcripts will be maintained in the Hourly Employment Department and will remain valid for the life of the Apprentice Program. The Hourly Employment Department is open Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  

Selection Process

Applicants satisfying the minimum requirements and submitting required documentation as outlined above will be scheduled to complete the Apprentice Selection Program Pre-test (written exam)during the weeks of January 7 & 14, 2019. The Apprentice Selection Program Pre-test assesses relevant job-related skills and abilities. 

Test scores will determine which applicants will proceed to the next stage - The Apprentice Skills Test Battery (a comprehensive skills assessment battery testing skills in mathematics, trade science, reading and comprehension, mechanical problems and principles, visualization of objects and practical exercises). The Apprentice Skills Test Battery will be scheduled during the weeks of January 28 and February 4, 2019. 

Test scores will determine which applicants will proceed to the interview stage where applicants will be interviewed by the FCA Canada Apprentice Committee. Applicants with the highest scores will be eligible to be enrolled into the Apprentice Program based upon their seniority and preference of available apprentice trade openings.

Note: Applicants must be available beginning the weeks of January 7 or 14, 2019 and January 28 or February 4, 2019 to participate in the application process.

It is anticipated that approximately Twenty (20) opportunities under the FCA Canada Inc. – Unifor Apprentice Program will be scheduled for the Windsor Assembly Plant starting in March, and October 2019 as follows:

 

Skilled Trades*: Electrical Apprentices

Millwright Apprentices

Pipefitter Apprentices

*Subject to change as required by the Company.

NOTE: EMPLOYEES ENTERING APPRENTICE PROGRAM WILL HAVE BASE RATE CHANGED TO APPROX. $24.50 PER HOUR AND WILL PROGRESS 5% FOR EVERY 1,000 HOURS OF WORK COMPLETED.

 

FCA Canada Inc. 

November 29, 2018

Labour Relations