Swiftships academy and early careers

Swiftships is dedicated towards providing students and early careers professionals with the opportunities to grow in shipbuilding industry.  We have a variety of early careers programs for young talent with fresh ideas who want exposure to real world challenges and inspiring leaders and peers. We offer them a place to start their career in shipbuilding industry, and we offer them to be a part of globally recognized organization, important programs, career growth, and market competitive benefits.

Work together with professionals from a wide range of fields, such as naval, mechanical and electrical engineers, structural fabricators, and supervisors and managers from different departments.

Unexperienced Craftsmen

Swiftships Academy

Many craftsmen began their careers at the Swiftships Academy. The welding academy is a 6-8 week course in which potential aspiring welders are trained in aluminum Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Upon entering the course,
students receive a salary based on their skill level. After successfully completing the academy and attaining U.S. Coast Guard certification, students have the opportunity to join the Swiftships team as leaders in production of some of the worldʼs finest naval ships.

Opportunities exist for:

  • Individuals who have completed a two year welding course
  • Welders who have a few months to a year of aluminum welding experience

For more information please contact Human Resources
at [email protected] or call 985-380-8286. For more information about working with Swiftships, visit our Careers page.

Swiftships Academy

Many craftsmen began their careers at the Swiftships Academy. The welding academy is a 6-8 week course in which potential aspiring welders are trained in aluminum Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Upon entering the course,
students receive a salary based on their skill level. After successfully completing the academy and attaining U.S. Coast Guard certification, students have the opportunity to join the Swiftships team as leaders in production of some of the worldʼs finest naval ships.

Opportunities exist for:

  • Individuals who have completed a two year welding course
  • Welders who have a few months to a year of aluminum welding experience

For more information please contact Human Resources
at [email protected] or call 985-380-8286. For more information about working with Swiftships, visit our Careers page.

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FAQS by Students

Does Swifthips offer internship or apprenticeship positions?
Yes, we offer those opportunities. You can email your application/resume and cover letter to [email protected] or send via USPS to P.O. Box 2869, Morgan City, LA 70381. You may also apply in person at 1105 Levee Road, Morgan City, LA 70380.

How long do programs last and how are they structured?
The length of programs will depend on the field/position. Please, contact our HR for more information and currently available options.

What do you look for in student candidates?
We look for candidates who are self-starters, innovative, driven, and passionate about using technology to make a difference in the
world. Each role has a unique set of requirements, so itʼs important that your skills, experience, and passion match up well with what weʼre looking for.