Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship FAQ


  • How long does the pre-apprenticeship program take?

    Depending on the program, pre-apprenticeships include 90 – 120 hours of self-directed virtual training. Candidates generally complete this in 8-12 weeks although some will finish it much faster depending on their level of existing knowledge. Typical time commitment to the program is 8-10 hours per week.

  • Do I get paid to complete the pre-apprenticeship?

    No, the pre-apprenticeship is a foundational training program, available at no cost to you. It gives you a chance to figure out if this is the right career path for you and develop skills to enhance your employability prospects.

  • Do I have to pay for the pre-apprenticeship?

    No, you do not need to pay for the pre-apprenticeship. The program is covered by government grants and available for U.S. citizens over the age of 18 with High School Diplomas or equivalent. The grants require verification from you including: proof of eligibility to work in the US, photo ID, and social security documentation which includes your social security number.

  • Do I have to attend live training sessions for the pre-apprenticeship?

    Yes. Most of our training is self guided virtual training, but you will also need to attend some live virtual meetings with your Professional Success Coach for professional skills development such as resume and interview prep. We also provide a program specific Slack Channel to connect with other pre-apprentices and receive Success Coach assistance.

  • If I complete the pre-apprenticeship, will you guarantee that I get a job?

    We cannot guarantee a job. However, we can guarantee that you will be prepared to interview for an entry level role as a Franklin apprentice, should an apprenticeship opportunity be available in your geography when you have completed the pre-apprenticeship. If there are no Franklin apprenticeship job opportunities at that time, the pre-apprenticeship will have equipped you with new skills that will help you in your tech job search.

  • What if I don’t pass the MyInnerGenius Assessment. Can I take it again?

    Yes, you are able to retake the assessment up to 3 times using the same email link you received to take the original assessment.



  • Do I get paid as an apprentice?

    Yes! Apprenticeships are jobs. You will be hired by an employer, which means you get a salary and time to complete apprenticeship training on-the-job, at no cost to you.

  • How long are the apprenticeship programs?

    Franklin Apprenticeship programs typically last 12-15 months.

  • What happens after I complete my apprenticeship?

    94% of Franklin Apprentices stay at the same company in a full-time role after completing their apprenticeships.

  • Are Franklin’s programs industry recognized?

    Yes. They are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Many also include opportunities to gain industry recognised certifications, such as CompTIA certifications, as part of the apprenticeship program.