Going from Apprentice to Electrician

Mar 11, in Hints & Tips

Apprentice Training

Electrical apprenticeships provide experience in course work and practical work. As an electrician apprentice you need to learn how to read blueprints, understand theory, maths and building code guidelines, as well as associated areas like welding, telecommunication, security systems, elevators, electronics, and safety procedures. On the job experience involves the apprentice working in an assisting and supportive role to the electrician in the beginning and eventually performing the same tasks as the electrician. In the beginning it will be mostly drilling, placing conduits, and setting support. After that the apprentice will learn and experience measuring, installing, assessing and joining wires; and check electrical switches and outlets.

Being an electrician:
An electrician does maintain electrical systems. An electrician’s main function is to ensure that electricity is brought up to the gadget.


  • Look after the maintenance of all electrical functions of houses, buildings and offices.
  • Installing machinery
  • Choose what kind of electricity is suitable in different situations.
  • Distributing electricity loads

Electrician Job Requirements
If you are interested in an electrical apprenticeship, here is an outline of what skills, qualifications and traits you will need to get the job and do the job. Previous recognition of service and training as an apprentice; proven successful completion of formal training from a Registered Training Organisation; demonstrated commitment to completing the required qualification.

  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand.
  • Tradesperson: who has a combination of education and experience working with electrical wiring.
  • Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Judgement and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and eventually choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Mathematics: Mathematics to solve problems.
  • Active Learning: Information for current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Benefits with apprenticepower
To be a good electrician you need experience. This is the kind of job where the more experience you have the bigger your paycheck is likely to be. A lot of contractors and owners prefer to work with only one electrician who can perform all of the tasks they need. Electricians, who don’t complete electrical apprenticeships, often start as an assistant to experienced workers. They will learn many things that apprentices also learn but they will not receive as much training to become as specialised as an apprentice will become.

Possible Jobs after your Apprenticeship
An electrician job varies in self-employment, working for electrical contractor, and teaching. In order to work as an electrician, a license is required. Roughly 75% of electricians are employed in the construction industry; 25% work elsewhere.