Want to Save the Day? Be a Plumber!
Cincinnati’s Apollo Home Wants You!
Residents of Greater Cincinnati depend on Apollo Home for all kinds of plumbing and sewer needs. Some may be simple and small, while others may be urgent and large. If you want a well-paying career helping people and solving problems, join us for ongoing plumber training, competitive benefits and a family-focused company culture.
There are multiple opportunities right now for high school graduates or those who may have work experience and want to transition to a new career. As a generation of plumbers retire, Apollo Home is offering paid training to meet the demand of the growing home services industry.
Apollo Home’s Apprenticeship Program for Plumbers
For more than 100 years, Apollo Home has served the tri-state area. To address the talent shortage, Apollo Home’s Apprenticeship Program combines several weeks of classroom education, hands-on application, offsite training and ride-alongs with current plumber personnel. Apollo Home supports graduates on his or her way to a plumber license and journeyman status.
There is no cost to students to participate and Apollo Home pays them a wage during training. Past participants have found this training wage helpful because it allowed them to earn an income while “in school” without having to find a second job, like most college students. Being paid to learn a trade also allowed them more time to spend with friends and family and to be a part of their communities.
Compared to most vocational schools and four-year colleges, the successful completion of the Apollo Home Apprenticeship provides graduates with a career instead of student debt.
Plumber Training Valued Up to $20,000
Graduates can expect to have the knowledge to handle jobs involving:
- Water heaters
- Sump pumps
- Water purification
- Garbage disposals
- Sinks and drains and
- Tubs and shower valves.
Graduates will be able to expertly explain the difference between drain clearing and drain cleaning as well as fix problems with water lines and sewer pipes.
Says Jamie Gerdsen, CEO of Apollo Home, “We’re first looking for the right kind of person. We want graduates who match our core values, such as an eagerness to learn and to find solutions, to help people and who know the importance of doing the right thing. Personality can’t be taught, but we can teach you how to be an amazing plumber. We sincerely care about a student’s success, because we, as a company, are only as successful as our people.”
Incredible and Competitive Benefits for Apollo Home Employees
Apollo Home offers an interest-free loan program so graduates can easily purchase the tools they’ll need right away. Apollo Home contributes to a plumber’s work/life balance by providing a truck so he or she can head home from the last job of the day.
“This makes family life easier when our people can head straight to the family dinner table, continued Gerdsen. “Apollo Home appreciates family time and supports our people having more of it.”
Apollo Home is dedicated to employees and to customer service. The five-time Cincinnati Enquirer “Best Workplace” winner promotes a strong company culture with benefits for full-time employees including paid vacation, health, dental, vision and life insurance, a college savings plan, 401k personal retirement savings plan, free uniforms, a cell phone and tablet, gas for the company vehicle and more!
For more information about the Apollo Home Apprenticeship program to be a plumber, heating and air technician or electrician, contact one of the friendly members of the Apollo Home team. Learn, earn and grow with Apollo Home!
"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.