Top 10 tips you need to know for your apprenticeship (from electricians)

Recently, there was an open online discussion on worldofelectricians Instagram, asking everyone to submit their best piece of advice for new apprentices. Hundred of comments later… here is the compiled top 10 list:

  1. Absorb knowledge from wherever you can.
  2. Show up early. Early is on time.
  3. Always wear your protective gear.
  4. A positive attitude goes a long way.
  5. Don’t take it personally.
  6. Prioritize your mental health & body.
  7. Be solution oriented.
  8. Ask A LOT of questions.
  9. Working with different companies will only expand your skillset.
  10. Put your phone away.

Tip #1 was the most popular by a longshot, as it was suggested over and over throughout the comments. Everyone that you meet along the way can teach you something, IF you’re willing to learn. Whether it’s knowledge regarding residential, commercial or industrial work, it can come in handy. Don't be afraid to ask questions and gain clarity instead of assuming. There is always more to learn in this field.

Apart from this top ten list, there are some suggested books & resources that were mentioned as well:

  1. Illustrated guide to the National Electrical Code by Charles Miller
  2. Millwrights & Mechanics Guide by Thomas B. Davis & Carl A. Nelson
  3. Mike Holt Enterprises website

What tips will you be using?