Careers at Tolley Electric

Tolley Electric offers top pay and a competitive benefits program. Focus is on hiring quality people and providing training in the many divisions of the electrical industry; Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Service Work, and Control Wiring. We believe that by cross training employees, we help create qualified versatile electricians who are prepared for future foreman positions. We consider each of our employees trained this way an asset to our company.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, age, gender, genetics, creed, veterans’ status or sexual orientation.


At Tolley Electric our apprentices are provided proper training and work experience in different electrical fields:

  • Commercial work
  • Industrial work
  • Service work
  • HVAC Control wiring
  • Lighting controls
  • Prefab Shop

We are a member of the Central Virginia Electrical Contractors Association, offering apprenticeship training to employees who wish to participate. This program teaches the National Electrical Code which governs electrical construction installation. This is 4-year program meeting two nights a week during the regular school year. Upon completion, you are qualified to take the journeyman electrician test to become a Licensed Journeyman Electrician in the State of Virginia.

Once your apprenticeship is complete and you have become a Journeyman electrician, you will learn how to manage other employees and become a team leader. When we look for our next foreman, we look at the knowledge gained, attendance, leadership and ability to work with others, and their pride in workmanship. Many of our foreman started as apprentices at Tolley.

We work with Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Richmond and Powhattan VO Tech schools to employ students who have started early in the trade, offering  part-time employment while still in high school. Once employed, you will be registered with the state apprentice program and registered to attend the night school program. More information is available at the Central Virginia Electrical Contractors Association web site.

Apprenticeship Program Resources:

To find out more about our program, contact us

Open Positions


* no experience necessary


Journeyman Electricians