Ministry of Defence Invites Applications for Trade Apprentices

By Malavikka

Applications for the posts of Trade Apprentices (TA) are called for by the Ministry of Defence, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). There are 7048 vacancies for the Trade Apprentice posts. Candidates who would like to apply can do so through online application.

Ministry of Defence Invites Applications for Trade


Important Dates to Note

The online application forum for candidates to apply will be open between from January 17 and February 07.

OFB is recruiting for the 55th Batch (for Non-ITI & ITI candidates) in Ordnance. The Ordnance Equipment Factories are located in different states across India.

Those who have already applied through the Government of India portal are required to re-apply at to appear in written examination for this purpose. Also, only upon online registration, can candidates get their admit cards through their website link appearing in the advertisement.

Steps to Apply for Trade Apprentices in OFB

Online application can be submitted by visiting

Specific information about the factory, one needs to know can be applied by visiting the link

About OFB

Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) consisting of the Indian Ordnance Factories is an industrial organisation, functioning under the Department of Defence Production of Ministry of Defence, Government of India. It is engaged in research, development, production, testing, marketing and logistics of a comprehensive product range in the areas of air, land and sea systems. OFB comprises forty-one Ordnance Factories, nine Training Institutes, three Regional Marketing Centres and four Regional Controllerates of Safety, which are spread all across the country.

OFB is the world's largest government-operated production organisation, and the oldest organisation run by the Government of India. It has a total workforce of about 164,000. It is often called the "Fourth Arm of Defence",and the "Force Behind the Armed Forces" of India. It is amongst the top 50 defence equipment manufacturers in the world. Its total sales were at $2.7 billion (₹16,246 crores) in 2011-12. Every year, 18 March is celebrated as the Ordnance Factories' Day in India.

Also Read: Scope and Career opportunities in Military / Defence Studies

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