Architectural Apprentice Program

The Architectural Apprentice Program is an in-depth, tailored prep program for individuals seeking to become door opening professionals for ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions. Today's buildings require openings that are sustainable, secure, aesthetically pleasing, and convenient. The Architectural Apprentice Program will prepare you to become a trusted professional to guide architect design professionals and building owners to the optional opening solutions from ASSA ABLOY.

Program Overview

The Architectural Apprentice Program offers two career paths that will lead you to a challenging and rewarding full-time career in architectural services:

Specification Consultant Apprentice

The Specification Consultant Apprentice track will prepare you to engineer opening applications, develop technical specifications, and create electronic access control security systems. This track consists of 12 months of focused training, six months of shadowing, and continuing education.

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Architectural Consultant Apprentice

The Architectural Consultant Apprentice track will prepare you to be a field representative responsible for consulting with multiple design professionals, advocating innovative opening solutions, and project managing specification opportunities. This track consists of six months of focused training, three months of shadowing, and continuing education.

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Apprentice Testimonials 

”The program gives you the opportunity to learn more about an industry that you might not be familiar with upon commencement. You form a better understanding of what goes into providing an Opening Solution Package and enhance your interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively with Architects in the field. I personally enjoyed the factory tours, because if gives you insight into how things are manufactured and how all the pieces come together, ultimately, showing why ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions!”
 
Neha Navni
Architectural Consultant
ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions

“As a former educator, transitioning to the door and hardware industry has been seamless. I really enjoyed visiting all of the factories and seeing how our product is made and tested.  I’m proud to be part of a company that invests so much time and effort on training their employees to their fullest potential.”

Sandy Barrett
Architectural Consultant – 3S
ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions

“Not only did the Apprentice program give me the knowledge and understanding to succeed in my role as an SC, but also it gave me the necessary toolkit to navigate towards becoming a successful future leader at ASSA ABLOY.”

Harina Jayswal, AHC, LEED Green Associate
Specification Consultant - Central 
ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions

“The architectural apprentice program provided me with tools to build a strong foundation for my career. My favorite part of the program was the exposure that we were given to the complete business. We learned about our overall business model and strategy, we learned about our specific function within the business, and we were given opportunities to learn about the other functions of the business. Through shadowing trips and visits to manufacturers, we were also able to meet face to face with people at all levels of the company. Coming out of the program, graduates have a network of contacts across the country.”

Jason D Groomes, AHC, LEED Green Associate
Specification Consultant
ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions