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Finding an apprentice electrician to add to your workforce is not so difficult but there are some key factors to be considered such as recruiting the right trainee for the job and knowing your responsibilities as an employer.

An apprentice or trainee electrician in  can be a real asset to any electrical business. In a small company an extra pair of hands is always useful and given the right training and guidance an apprentice can help to make your business more productive. Most electrical contractors who employ apprentices find that it is a good way to increase their workforce whilst keeping financial overheads low and statistics show that customers also tend to favor companies which use apprentices. For larger companies apprenticeship schemes are seen as an investment with lasting rewards. They are a cost effective way to train new staff and provide the skilled workers that they need for future developmen.

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Have you ever considered becoming an electrician?

There more than a few very good reasons for becoming an electrician but it is good to know exactly what is involved in getting into an electrician apprenticeship program.

Hopefully this will be a great resource for helping you find the answers to many of your questions about becoming an electrician.

It's been just a couple of years now that I retired from the electrical industry as a journeyman electrician. I began my electrical career in an electrician apprenticeship program way back in 1981.

In my 20+ years in the electrical industry I have worked in residential, commercial and industrial electrical environments and was also employed as a service manager in charge of my own department.

I've had the opportunity to work for a wide variety of electrical contractors, both in union and non-union shops. Believe me when I say there is a big difference between the two.

My real world experience have given me some unique insights and allowed me to witness first hand the different types of electrician apprenticeship programs that are available out there for you.

Why Even Consider an Electrician Apprenticeship Program?

To begin with a journeyman electrician is generally regarded as having the BEST job in all of the construction trades.... bar none.

As an electrician you will be looked up to.... not only by other people in the construction field but also by your family, friends and acquaintances.

From personal experience, bankers, attorneys, doctors, teachers and other so called professionals hold a genuine respect for electricians.

People tend to be a bit frightened when it comes to things that have to do with electricity which leads them to hold a certain awe about the industry.

Electricians are appreciated as proficient and highly skilled workers because they have been trained to be masters of this powerful energy source known as electricity.

Electricians are the first ones to appear at the beginning of a project and the last ones to leave.

They are pretty much regarded as the most important and indispensable construction workers on the job.

But Here's The Best Part About Becoming an Electrician

Electricians typically don't have to work as hard as other trades people.

Although there is hard work involved, a journeyman electrician relies on their brain as much if not more than their brawn.

In addition, electricians are among the highest paid construction workers (except maybe for plumbers).

Let me ask you.... do you want to be a plumber or an electrician?

I thought so!

To give you a reference point as to pay potential.... I was making real close to $75K per year towards the end of my career.... and this was in a non-union shop.

No, you're not going to get rich on electrician wages but you will always be able to make a fairly good living.

A career as an electrician will provide you with a way to earn an above average income while doing work that is respected, challenging and fulfilling.

As you can see, there are lots of great reasons for entering an electrician apprenticeship program and becoming a journeyman electrician.

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Finding an apprentice electrician to add to your workforce is not so difficult but there are some key factors to be considered such as recruiting the right trainee for the job and knowing your responsibilities as an employer.

An apprentice or trainee electrician in  can be a real asset to any electrical business. In a small company an extra pair of hands is always useful and given the right training and guidance an apprentice can help to make your business more productive. Most electrical contractors who employ apprentices find that it is a good way to increase their workforce whilst keeping financial overheads low and statistics show that customers also tend to favor companies which use apprentices. For larger companies apprenticeship schemes are seen as an investment with lasting rewards. They are a cost effective way to train new staff and provide the skilled workers that they need for future developmen.

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Searching for an electrical contractor can be difficult, but finding the right one will help create a safe and visually appealing home or commercial building. Make sure you perform thorough due diligence to reduce difficulties related to contracting with an electrical contractor of low repute. Sometimes, checking the website or going through the online reviews is not sufficient to know how qualified a contractor may be. Here are a few questions that can help you in searching for the right set of electrical contracting capabilities.

Get answers to these questions before signing an agreement:

1. Are you insured and bonded?
A licensed and bonded contractor generally offers an expected level of quality and follows the relevant codes. If you hire an unlicensed contractor, you can't make warranty claims if the work done is not to code, or mistakes are made.

2. What is your total experience?
No project is without error, but an experienced contractor will know the ins and outs of dealing with a large residential or commercial project, and do so with fewer errors. Some new entrants in the industry may have a qualification, but with lack of experience will make mistakes that you can only learn on the job.

3. Do you offer regular training to your employees?
Continual training ensures that the electricians and other workers are updated per the latest methods, dos and don'ts in the industry. You can be sure that the staff of the company will be able to fulfill all your needs and preferences - and that you get the right people on the job, not just the available ones.

4. Do you have references?
A reputable contractor will not hesitate in answering this question. The answer to this question will help identify the quality of work by talking to previous clients. Note their experiences and how the commercial electrical contractors in question were able to handle obstacles on the job.

5. How long will it take to complete the project?
An experienced contractor will able to provide a reasonable estimate on the time to complete a given job. This is something that you can't know without having job experience. An experienced electrical contractor will be able to sniff out what problems are likely to come up in a job.

6. What will the total cost of the project?
Beyond just the time, there are parts, and the number of contractors needed to get the job done within the estimated time.

7. What are your specialties, or capabilities?
Every electrical contractor possesses some qualities that set them apart from the other contractors. Whether this is conduit work, LED lighting, medium voltage, or design build, every electrical contractor has his or her niche. Getting an answer to this question will also allow you get the best work out of the contractor.

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