ThinkBig Apprentice HET Student

Finning International

Finning International

grande prairie, ab, canada
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023


Finning Canada

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Position Overview:

This opportunity is a unique 20-month heavy equipment technician diploma program designed to provide technical training to meet the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Examination requirements for Heavy Equipment Technicians, and offers students first-hand theory and technical training focused on CATERPILLAR (CAT) equipment. Students gain advanced technical knowledge and hands-on skills directly related to CAT equipment and upon graduation are ready to work anywhere Finning has opportunities in more than 40 locations across Alberta, B.C., N.W.T and the Yukon. Finning employees who enter the program become registered apprentices and are paid while in school and out on their work practicum. They will be paid at 1st year apprentice rate for semesters 1-4 and at the 2nd year apprentice rate for semester 5. Each successful applicant will receive paid tuition, books and apprenticeship exam fees.

Job Description:

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma (GED or Certificate of Achievement will not be accepted as equivalent)
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant)
  • Completion of the Candidate Profile Package
  • Successful completion of the Differential Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • Successful Interview with the program coordinator and Finning representatives
  • Physical Demands Testing (and Drug & Alcohol testing where required for site access)

ThinkBIG is administered through GPRC, located at the Fairview Campus in Fairview, Alberta and supports Alberta and our British Columbia locations.


*Please indicate whether or not you are a current Finning employee when applying to either program.

*If qualified and interested, please submit your application through the Job Board by the specified closing date.

*If you do not have access to an internet connection, please see your Branch HR Contact. No verbal applications will be accepted. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Human Resources Recruitment

At Finning, we prioritize creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we actively encourage all individuals to express themselves and achieve their full potential. As a company, we continuously strive to enhance our outreach to individuals of all backgrounds and identities. We do not discriminate against applicants based on gender identity, race, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities. Furthermore, Finning is committed to collaborating with and providing reasonable accommodations /adjustments to individuals with disabilities. If you require an adjustment/accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please inform your recruiter.