Anybody thinking about starting a career as an electrician needs to look immediately towards electrician apprenticeships, as there is nothing in the world like a well laid out electrician apprenticeship to give you the skills, and the knowledge, you need to go out there and find well paying, plentiful jobs as a qualified electrician. These apprenticeships aren’t hard to come by, but as with anything in abundance it’s important for you to sieve through the available possibilities to find the highest quality option you can, which thankfully isn’t too difficult due to entry requirements varying greatly between different apprenticeships. Once you’ve found an apprenticeship with high entry requirements you want to apply for, it’s up to you to put the work in to make sure you get yourself accepted.
The great thing about electrician apprenticeships is their perfect mix of on and off the job training. During the course of your three to five year apprenticeship you will spend a lot of time with qualified electricians, visiting jobs and observing their practice. In the very beginning you will be able to try your hand at simple, non obtrusive tasks such as connecting wires and testing out circuits, and as the apprenticeship continues on you will begin to be trusted with more hands-on tasks, such as assisting your electrician by arranging equipment at the scenes of jobs on their behalf, and as the time moves on even further if you are deemed to be ready you will be called upon to perform routine installations and repairs under the watchful eye and guidance of a fully qualified electrician.
The off the job training you will receive, though not as practical, serves just as important a purpose for getting you trained up and ready for life as an electrician with a full electricians license. Over the course of your apprenticeship you will learn about electrical safety procedures in great detail, as safety and accident prevention is a key part of any electrical training. You will also be schooled in the basics of engineering, as well as certain aspects of mathematics to provide a fair match of theoretical and practical skills.
Your apprenticeship will also engage you in areas of team building, encouraging you to work as a team while on the job, while also helping you see to the different necessities you will need to look out for when attending an electrical call alone.