Skilled trade workers keep our systems running and our energy flowing. And many of them learned the tools of their trade right here at Idaho Power. From lineworkers and generation specialists to stations and meter technicians (and more!), our apprenticeship programs prepare the future of our workforce to provide safe, reliable, clean energy for the communities we serve.

Apprentices spend three to four years working on our crews to learn their trade and everything it takes to power our communities. While they’re learning, we provide excellent pay and benefits, stable employment, career-advancement opportunities and the chance to make an impact in their communities. Simply put, apprentices get paid to learn!

We invest a lot in our apprentices, including the opportunity to train at our state-of-the-art Skills Training Center. Through a combination of on-the-job training, classroom learning and specialized certifications, our apprentices graduate from their programs ready to work anywhere in the energy industry. But many of our apprentices choose to stay on at Idaho Power, where we value safety, teamwork and innovation.

Learn more about each of our federally registered pre-apprentice and apprentice training programs below. Ready to apply? Hop over to our Careers page to look for current openings.

For our current apprentices who are interested in continuing their education, we’re proud to partner with the College of Southern Idaho to provide the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree in Applied Technology for completion of the Apprenticeship program.

Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years old and meet all basic requirements as outlined below and listed on each job posting.

Apprenticeships Programs

See our Frequently Asked Questions for application process instructions. If you have additional questions or would like more information, email

Learn more about what to expect from an apprenticeship and career opportunities in the energy industry by visiting