Just had an Interview for an Electrician Apprenticeship

Jahrule

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Just had my interview for an apprenticeship with the IEC as an electrician. I believe I performed admirably, despite lacking prior experience in the field. I left a positive impression, being punctual and delivering precise answers.

While I may be older than most apprentices, my extensive life experience and background in sales have equipped me with excellent communication skills. The only potential hurdle could be the peak season, which might limit their ability to provide on-the-job training. Nevertheless, I emphasized my willingness to undertake any necessary tasks, from cleaning floors to tending to whatever else they require.

If this opportunity pans out, it would signify a transition from a job to a genuine career for me. They mentioned that I can expect to receive their decision this week.
 

Joseph Stephan

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Just had my interview for an apprenticeship with the IEC as an electrician. I believe I performed admirably, despite lacking prior experience in the field. I left a positive impression, being punctual and delivering precise answers.

While I may be older than most apprentices, my extensive life experience and background in sales have equipped me with excellent communication skills. The only potential hurdle could be the peak season, which might limit their ability to provide on-the-job training. Nevertheless, I emphasized my willingness to undertake any necessary tasks, from cleaning floors to tending to whatever else they require.

If this opportunity pans out, it would signify a transition from a job to a genuine career for me. They mentioned that I can expect to receive their decision this week.
Awesome! I hope it works out for you, its a wonderful field to be in.
After 4 years of on the job training, I went for my masters license, skipping over the journeyman license.
Your pay goes nowhere but up as you gain experience.
2 year journeyman $$
4 year master electrician $$$$
Own your own small business $$$$$$

🙏🙏✌♥️
Joseph
 

Jahrule

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Awesome! I hope it works out for you, its a wonderful field to be in.
After 4 years of on the job training, I went for my masters license, skipping over the journeyman license.
Your pay goes nowhere but up as you gain experience.
2 year journeyman $$
4 year master electrician $$$$
Own your own small business $$$$$$

🙏🙏✌♥️
Joseph
Exactly. I'm tired of working these jobs with no upward mobility. My brother has worked in telecommunications his whole life, and his dad is a retired electrician. My brother and I had different dads. My mom sure would be surprised if she knew I was living with and taking care of her ex husband. LOL. What a strange ironic world we live in that I'd end up on this side of the family.
 

StillA_WorshiperOfJah

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Just had my interview for an apprenticeship with the IEC as an electrician. I believe I performed admirably, despite lacking prior experience in the field. I left a positive impression, being punctual and delivering precise answers.

While I may be older than most apprentices, my extensive life experience and background in sales have equipped me with excellent communication skills. The only potential hurdle could be the peak season, which might limit their ability to provide on-the-job training. Nevertheless, I emphasized my willingness to undertake any necessary tasks, from cleaning floors to tending to whatever else they require.

If this opportunity pans out, it would signify a transition from a job to a genuine career for me. They mentioned that I can expect to receive their decision this week.
I also did a mid life career change. It was tough persuading my employer to allow me to do the training as I am not a graduate (I grew up in a cult that dissuades higher education after all!)
The course was tough, and I am a bit old to be in an assistant role, but I think it's worth it. It's great to be able to use my brain and not dread the weekends ending because the job was so mind numbingly soul destroyingly boring.
I prayed a lot about it and Jehovah opened it up at the right time.
I pray he will for you too.
 

DavidCJ

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Just had my interview for an apprenticeship with the IEC as an electrician. I believe I performed admirably, despite lacking prior experience in the field. I left a positive impression, being punctual and delivering precise answers.

While I may be older than most apprentices, my extensive life experience and background in sales have equipped me with excellent communication skills. The only potential hurdle could be the peak season, which might limit their ability to provide on-the-job training. Nevertheless, I emphasized my willingness to undertake any necessary tasks, from cleaning floors to tending to whatever else they require.

If this opportunity pans out, it would signify a transition from a job to a genuine career for me. They mentioned that I can expect to receive their decision this week.
Woohoo! I am happy for you. I hope you get the job.
 

Ms_ladyblue

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Just had my interview for an apprenticeship with the IEC as an electrician. I believe I performed admirably, despite lacking prior experience in the field. I left a positive impression, being punctual and delivering precise answers.

While I may be older than most apprentices, my extensive life experience and background in sales have equipped me with excellent communication skills. The only potential hurdle could be the peak season, which might limit their ability to provide on-the-job training. Nevertheless, I emphasized my willingness to undertake any necessary tasks, from cleaning floors to tending to whatever else they require.

If this opportunity pans out, it would signify a transition from a job to a genuine career for me. They mentioned that I can expect to receive their decision this week.
Happy for you too @Jahrule. Being an electrician is one of the most practical trades you can have. My late husband was an electrician and HVAC. The family, his dad, started the business so my husband got on the job training starting at the age of 14 years old. It started out small but grew to be popular in this area from the late 50’s until the early to mid 2000’s. He then took over the business after his father retired in the early 90’s and his brother started his own ( same) business.

Lol which means they were competitors right! But that’s another story.

Anyway, my husband semiretired at 62 years old in 2018, and still had customers who requested his services.

I pray that Jehovah will help you in your endeavor to get this job. And I believe you will..
 
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Jordan Seager

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Just had my interview for an apprenticeship with the IEC as an electrician. I believe I performed admirably, despite lacking prior experience in the field. I left a positive impression, being punctual and delivering precise answers.

While I may be older than most apprentices, my extensive life experience and background in sales have equipped me with excellent communication skills. The only potential hurdle could be the peak season, which might limit their ability to provide on-the-job training. Nevertheless, I emphasized my willingness to undertake any necessary tasks, from cleaning floors to tending to whatever else they require.

If this opportunity pans out, it would signify a transition from a job to a genuine career for me. They mentioned that I can expect to receive their decision this week.
A good trade to get into. All the best ;)(y)
 

BARNABY THE DOG.

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Just had my interview for an apprenticeship with the IEC as an electrician. I believe I performed admirably, despite lacking prior experience in the field. I left a positive impression, being punctual and delivering precise answers.

While I may be older than most apprentices, my extensive life experience and background in sales have equipped me with excellent communication skills. The only potential hurdle could be the peak season, which might limit their ability to provide on-the-job training. Nevertheless, I emphasized my willingness to undertake any necessary tasks, from cleaning floors to tending to whatever else they require.

If this opportunity pans out, it would signify a transition from a job to a genuine career for me. They mentioned that I can expect to receive their decision this week.
I do hope it all works out for you Jahrule. It must have been a shocking experience for you to get all wired up for the interview but I’m sure you let your light shine and were switched on to answer all their questions. It will certainly give you a buzz to get the job and will soon be well grounded in the profession.
 

DavidCJ

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I do hope it all works out for you Jahrule. It must have been a shocking experience for you to get all wired up for the interview but I’m sure you let your light shine and were switched on to answer all their questions. It will certainly give you a buzz to get the job and will soon be well grounded in the profession.
How you constantly pull this off amazes me. And the eight mile walks. Most people nowadays do 8 feet walks, to their preferred mode of transportation. Is it all fueled by Tea and normal among the English?
 

BARNABY THE DOG.

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How you constantly pull this off amazes me. And the eight mile walks. Most people nowadays do 8 feet walks, to their preferred mode of transportation. Is it all fueled by Tea and normal among the English?
🤣My generation survived the onslaught of McFats and BurgerFats. Rationing did not stop in England until 1953 and by then we were used to “healthy” foods such as minced beef with lashings of gristle and bits of bone, and potatoes, tinned carrots and tinned peas that had husks that stayed between your teeth for days afterwards. I was still doing a good eight miles several times a week along our coast line until about seven years ago when my hips decided against it. Now I’m using a walking stick. I must say though that in my youth, it was safe to go out and play with very little chance of being accosted by villains. Physical education at school consisted of running climbing, drowning, falling bleeding and being crushed in a rugby scrum to the crunch of breaking bones. It was a disgrace to come off the pitch without a bloodied and torn shirt. According to the “roll of honour” in the school chapel we lost three boys on the pitches of our school, and though not mentioned, our Geography teacher was castrated by a well placed cricket ball one summer by the best school batsman. So revenge was sweet now and again. As for the tea - at school it was laced with bromide, so the rumour was, but if it was the case, it was too little and usually too late. I think that tea is drunk in Britain to the tune of over a hundred million cups per day (population is 64 million) but if you exclude youth and abstainers it averages out at about four cups a day. There was recorded during the 1950s that someone did not like tea, but that later proved to be a deep-state rumour to frighten China and India into a better trade agreement.
 

kirmmy

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Just had my interview for an apprenticeship with the IEC as an electrician. I believe I performed admirably, despite lacking prior experience in the field. I left a positive impression, being punctual and delivering precise answers.

While I may be older than most apprentices, my extensive life experience and background in sales have equipped me with excellent communication skills. The only potential hurdle could be the peak season, which might limit their ability to provide on-the-job training. Nevertheless, I emphasized my willingness to undertake any necessary tasks, from cleaning floors to tending to whatever else they require.

If this opportunity pans out, it would signify a transition from a job to a genuine career for me. They mentioned that I can expect to receive their decision this week.
How did it go? I hope well. You've had such an ordeal finding good employment...
 

Jahrule

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How did it go? I hope well. You've had such an ordeal finding good employment...
Unfortunately, they are unable to hire more helpers at this time. As I mentioned, it's busy season so they don't have enough time to train people. I'd be really disappointed had a deli not already hired me yesterday for almost 18 an hour. That's more than the apprenticeship offered me. They only offered me 14. That means I'm making about 4 more dollars an hour. I have a lot of years experience with food service. It was bound to happen. So it would seem as if I am going back to my old roots. In a way, this may work out better because it gives me a great paying job where I can save up money. That gives me more time, and it will keep my brother off my a_ _. Thank you, Jah for your consistent presence in my life. Life may not always go exactly how we want, but Jah always provides a path.
 

BARNABY THE DOG.

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Unfortunately, they are unable to hire more helpers at this time. As I mentioned, it's busy season so they don't have enough time to train people. I'd be really disappointed had a deli not already hired me yesterday for almost 18 an hour. That's more than the apprenticeship offered me. They only offered me 14. That means I'm making about 4 more dollars an hour. I have a lot of years experience with food service. It was bound to happen. So it would seem as if I am going back to my old roots. In a way, this may work out better because it gives me a great paying job where I can save up money. That gives me more time, and it will keep my brother off my a_ _. Thank you, Jah for your consistent presence in my life. Life may not always go exactly how we want, but Jah always provides a path.
I’m really pleased for you Jahrule. Faith in action you are. America makes some of the best tools as well for tradesmen. Expensive, but you only have to buy them once.
 

DR75 less 1

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I'll continue to try for the apprenticeship. This job just gives me time to buy tools and stuff.

If the baptism video is anything to go by, You have quite a few miles left on the clock. It looks like you're not above doing whatever job is available to you.. Minimum wage in NZ is $22.70./hr But average pay for a certified electrician is only $30.02/hr obviously contractors and or self employed electricians will get a lot more. May Jehovah be with you in your efforts.
 

Jahrule

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If the baptism video is anything to go by, You have quite a few miles left on the clock. It looks like you're not above doing whatever job is available to you.. Minimum wage in NZ is $22.70./hr But average pay for a certified electrician is only $30.02/hr obviously contractors and or self employed electricians will get a lot more. May Jehovah be with you in your efforts.
Where is NZ? I sometimes made that much in Vermont at Verizon, if I was selling a lot of phones. Oh wait, you mean New Zealand. 22 an hour there is about 13 or 14 an hour USD, right? I'm not sure how money works there, taxes and all that.
 

kirmmy

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Where is NZ? I sometimes made that much in Vermont at Verizon, if I was selling a lot of phones. Oh wait, you mean New Zealand. 22 an hour there is about 13 or 14 an hour USD, right? I'm not sure how money works there, taxes and all that.
Nations...or even geographical areas, with higher incomes generally have higher taxes/cost of living. Our minimum wage in Alberta is $15/hour. So a bit short of what you're making. BUT, you can't live on that here. Renting a one bedroom apartment is around 1000/month. In a decent area more. I mean an area where you won't be constantly mugged. :)

A better way to view wages is how good a life you can have with them in the area you live. In the "oil camp" I work at, trades people make anywhere from $30/hour to...the sky's the limit. I'm sure carpenters and welders make around 40-45. But to buy a house, maintain a vehicle, buy food is really expensive now. God forbid if you've got a wife and kids. We're taxed at about 51% of our income (overall taxes), on average. So more than half of what we make goes to the government so that they can waste it on their BS.

So will your $18/hour give you a nice place to live, food, transportation and some spending money? If so, you're doing well.
 

JMJLG

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I'll continue to try for the apprenticeship. This job just gives me time to buy tools and stuff.
I am not sure if it is possible in your circumstances , but in the U.K. you can sometimes get a course at the college to start getting an electrical qualification . You may be able to fit it in around your job . It may also show a prospective employer that you are serious about the trade .
 
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