Find your path with a Pinnacol Apprenticeship

Find your path with a Pinnacol Apprenticeship


Graduate high school with professional experience
and real-world skills

We offer high school students a unique chance to combine education and work during a three-year apprenticeship that is designed to create meaningful career opportunities for the next generation of graduates.

The people-first culture at Pinnacol provides driven high school students a fun place for structured learning.

Top workplace for seven consecutive years

2021 marked the seventh consecutive year Pinnacol has made The Denver Post’s Top Workplaces list, also receiving the “Best Work/Life Balance” award among all entrants. 

Pinnacol also won the Denver Business Journals’ “Healthiest Employer” list for two consecutive years.

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Pinnacol apprentices gain:

Industry exposure and training

Exposure to a wide variety of industry jobs to gain essential, in-demand technical proficiencies for career readiness.

Professional support

Program staff, peers, supervisors, coaches and mentors assist apprentices in achieving their long-term goals.

Competitive pay
and benefits

Receive hourly pay with raise opportunities and our robust benefits: PERA, wellness incentives, paid time off and much more.

Paid college coursework
and industry credentials

All apprentices receive college tuition assistance and nationally-recognized credentials over the course of the program.

Apprentices thrive while exploring their interests by:

Earning progressive raises throughout the three-year program.

Earning industry-recognized credentials such as the Property and Casualty Insurance Fundamentals certification.

Receiving opportunities for quarterly gain-sharing bonuses.

Using work hours to volunteer with their teams.

Accruing paid time off.

Utilizing an employee wellness program that pays for adopting healthy habits.

Obtaining generous employer-paid tuition coverage for college courses related to the industry.

Working for a four time winner of the Denver Post Top Workplaces and winner of the Denver Business Journals’ “Healthiest Employer” list for the second consecutive year.

Investing in tomorrow's talent today

The modern job market demands experience balanced by education. Students emerging from the traditional education system are often unprepared to compete for meaningful opportunities in the labor force in the job market.

Our apprenticeship program ensures that apprentices are equipped with the skills they need for the ever-changing job market.

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Where to apply

Apply through the CareerWise Colorado Hiring Hub. Submit your application today, or reach out to our team at