More and more young people are interested in becoming electricians. Many of them are taking courses with the electrician training specialists Tradeskills4U. This has prompted the team to come up with some specialist advice for their students to help them to make a good impression in the workplace.They have spoken to dozens of electrical firms who employ apprentices and have come up with a list of dos and don’ts for them to follow.
Tradeskills4U List of Dos for Apprentices
Show interest, look keen and engage with your workmates whenever possible.
Listen carefully to instructions.
If you do have your own tools, use them. If you have to borrow tools, be sure to give them back.
Ask for something to do or show initiative and find something to do if you finish a job early.
Don’t be afraid to ask if you are unsure of something. Implement any advice you are given.
Practice in your spare time. The sooner you learn the sooner you will be offered a permanent job.
Keep up to date with you training materials and read ahead.
Be diligent and never arrive late.
If you do make a mistake admit it and put it right.
Tradeskills4U List of Don’ts for Apprentices
Don’t keep receiving calls or texting friends whilst at work.
Don’t stand around with your hands in your pockets.
Don’t rush out of the door bang on five o’clock. Show a willingness to work later when needed.
Don’t leave tools lying around to get damaged or lost
Don’t carry on with a job unless you are 100% sure you know what you are doing. Electric is dangerous and mistakes can kill.
If you make a mistake admit it straight away and correct it
This list of don’ts contains the main things that stop potential employers from offering an apprentice a permanent job.
Tradeskills4U works with electricians on a daily basis. They know the industry well and what electrical firms are really looking for in an employee. An apprentice that applies their list of dos stands a much better chance of being offered a permanent position.
If you want to find out more about what it takes to become an electrician visit the tradeskills4u youtube channel.