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Hey guys,

So i just passed my written exam for the inside wiremen apprenticeship position, up next is my oral interview they haven't mailed me my interview date but was wondering if anyone had any tips? What kind of questions do they ask? and for the people that are in what score did you get and how long did it get to get a call back to start the program?


Any advice will help!
Thanks alot!
 

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Hey guys,

So i just passed my written exam for the inside wiremen apprenticeship position, up next is my oral interview they haven't mailed me my interview date but was wondering if anyone had any tips? What kind of questions do they ask? and for the people that are in what score did you get and how long did it get to get a call back to start the program?

Any advice will help!
Thanks alot!
Hey bud, congrats. First of all, are you currently working? I was one of the only guys who was and I showed up DIRTY fresh from work. I told them I want to do what I see the electricians do all day and I couldn't wait to start learning. And I showed them my hands. I applied on my 18th bday, was already working as a material handler for over a yr. Also had a written recommend from the shop I was working for stating I was a hard worker and they were certain I'd make a good apprentice and one day a valuable journeyman. If you aren't working yet, never mind all that. Just tell them you will work your tail off and want it more than anything else. That drive is what they want. I don't remember the score, just that they called within a week or so, said I was in, go to orientation which was like 3 weeks later. It all depends on what track your training center is on. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
 

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Hey guys,

So i just passed my written exam for the inside wiremen apprenticeship position, up next is my oral interview they haven't mailed me my interview date but was wondering if anyone had any tips? What kind of questions do they ask? and for the people that are in what score did you get and how long did it get to get a call back to start the program?

Any advice will help!
Thanks alot!
Hey bud, congrats. First of all, are you currently working? I was one of the only guys who was and I showed up DIRTY fresh from work. I told them I want to do what I see the electricians do all day and I couldn't wait to start learning. And I showed them my hands. I applied on my 18th bday, was already working as a material handler for over a yr. Also had a written recommend from the shop I was working for stating I was a hard worker and they were certain I'd make a good apprentice and one day a valuable journeyman. If you aren't working yet, never mind all that. Just tell them you will work your tail off and want it more than anything else. That drive is what they want. I don't remember the score, just that they called within a week or so, said I was in, go to orientation which was like 3 weeks later. It all depends on what track your training center is on. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
 

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Hey bud, congrats. First of all, are you currently working? I was one of the only guys who was and I showed up DIRTY fresh from work. I told them I want to do what I see the electricians do all day and I couldn't wait to start learning. And I showed them my hands. I applied on my 18th bday, was already working as a material handler for over a yr. Also had a written recommend from the shop I was working for stating I was a hard worker and they were certain I'd make a good apprentice and one day a valuable journeyman. If you aren't working yet, never mind all that. Just tell them you will work your tail off and want it more than anything else. That drive is what they want. I don't remember the score, just that they called within a week or so, said I was in, go to orientation which was like 3 weeks later. It all depends on what track your training center is on. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
U sed dat alreddy
 

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They will ask "Why do you want to be an electrician?" Its pretty quick, like 1 minute.
 

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Hey bud, congrats. First of all, are you currently working? I was one of the only guys who was and I showed up DIRTY fresh from work. I told them I want to do what I see the electricians do all day and I couldn't wait to start learning. And I showed them my hands. I applied on my 18th bday, was already working as a material handler for over a yr. Also had a written recommend from the shop I was working for stating I was a hard worker and they were certain I'd make a good apprentice and one day a valuable journeyman. If you aren't working yet, never mind all that. Just tell them you will work your tail off and want it more than anything else. That drive is what they want. I don't remember the score, just that they called within a week or so, said I was in, go to orientation which was like 3 weeks later. It all depends on what track your training center is on. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.



Thanks for advice! I will definatley practice my interview skills I am working as of now but nothing related to the trade im fulltime at a warehouse. I have a foreman who is going to write me a recomendation letter hopefully that helps! Thanks alot though bro really appreciate the feedback.

How was the first week and bootcamp? Was it something you had to get used or was it what you were expecting?
 

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Thanks for advice! I will definatley practice my interview skills I am working as of now but nothing related to the trade im fulltime at a warehouse. I have a foreman who is going to write me a recomendation letter hopefully that helps! Thanks alot though bro really appreciate the feedback.

How was the first week and bootcamp? Was it something you had to get used or was it what you were expecting?
No problem dude. That recommendation will definitely be better than nothing, good idea. My first week as an apprentice was great, but I was on the same job site I had already been on and finally doing something other than humping material and driving the gradall. It was easier than what was doing and less boring. We didn't have 'bootcamp' - what do they make you do for that?
 

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Thanks for advice! I will definatley practice my interview skills I am working as of now but nothing related to the trade im fulltime at a warehouse. I have a foreman who is going to write me a recomendation letter hopefully that helps! Thanks alot though bro really appreciate the feedback.

How was the first week and bootcamp? Was it something you had to get used or was it what you were expecting?
No problem dude. That recommendation will definitely be better than nothing, good idea. My first week as an apprentice was great, but I was on the same job site I had already been on and finally doing something other than humping material and driving the gradall. It was easier than what was doing and less boring. We didn't have 'bootcamp' - what do they make you do for that?
 

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No problem dude. That recommendation will definitely be better than nothing, good idea. My first week as an apprentice was great, but I was on the same job site I had already been on and finally doing something other than humping material and driving the gradall. It was easier than what was doing and less boring. We didn't have 'bootcamp' - what do they make you do for that?


Thanks for the info again man. How is the job waiting list once you get in the apprenticeship is it slow? Will I get a job soon if I get in? also when does work pick up summer time? Winter?
 

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Thanks for the info again man. How is the job waiting list once you get in the apprenticeship is it slow? Will I get a job soon if I get in? also when does work pick up summer time? Winter?
Well, on my phone it doesn't show your location (and I'm using my phone here) I only know about my area, but work has picked up here. I can't speak for any other locations really, but will say that at least for new construction winter is slower as far as work starting up. There was a boom happening when I got in, I was working as an apprentice for 2-3 mos before the classes even started, which was good. Hopefully you'll be working soon. Good luck again bro!
 

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Well, on my phone it doesn't show your location (and I'm using my phone here) I only know about my area, but work has picked up here. I can't speak for any other locations really, but will say that at least for new construction winter is slower as far as work starting up. There was a boom happening when I got in, I was working as an apprentice for 2-3 mos before the classes even started, which was good. Hopefully you'll be working soon. Good luck again bro!
What area you in bro?
Im in santa fe springs,ca so my local is 11.
 
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