Empowering you to
power our fleet
Calibrate is United’s industry-leading technician career development program offering aspiring and established technicians an accelerated path to United. No matter where you are in your journey, United provides the building blocks to a technician career.

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Secure the skills that
power your career

The Calibrate Apprenticeship is a full-time, paid program, where you’ll learn through hands-on experience with state-of-the-art aircraft, ground service equipment and facilities maintenance as you follow a clear path to a technician career. The program is currently open to IBT-represented United employees. Stay up to date on Calibrate by signing up for our newsletter.
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As a Calibrate Apprentice, you will:
Earn while you learn Get technician pay, benefits, and travel perks on day 1, build union seniority throughout the training and certification process. All at no cost to you, saving you up to $50,000 in tuition and related expenses. 
Level up your skillset

Get on the job training by qualified technicians and work with the most modern technology, aircraft and airport equipment while you prepare to join the Aircraft Maintenance, Ground Service Equipment or Facilities Maintenance teams.   

Grow your career Calibrate unlocks countless career and mentorship opportunities in technical and management roles throughout United.

“The Calibrate Apprenticeship Program is a great opportunity for people who are interested in becoming a technician but don’t have the resources or support they need to attend traditional technical schools or colleges. It will provide life-changing opportunities, help to diversify our workforce and give us access to an even bigger pool of talented, qualified, motivated people. This is all critical regarding our United Next growth plans.”

Rodney Luetzen, technician, now Vice President of United’s Tech Ops team

Join a globally admired team

When you join Calibrate, you’ll be a part of a company that is committed to global citizenship by taking an active role in diversity, equity and inclusion, the environment and creating a more sustainable future.
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Get exclusive benefits

From day 1, you and your family will have access to employee benefits and travel perks.

Committed to growing our team

Currently, only 2.6% of certificated aircraft technicians are female and only 40% are people of color. As we grow, our goal is to raise awareness and access to these lucrative career opportunities. We are working to change these statistics through strategic education and recruiting efforts.

Is Calibrate right for you?

It's never been a better time to be a part of United's Tech Ops team. 
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