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Top 15 Electrician Apprentice Interview Questions
List of Electrician Apprentice Interview Questions
  1. How well do you handle criticism?
  2. Why did you choose our company, when applying for electrical jobs?
  3. Why should I hire you?
  4. Do you specialize in any specific areas of electrical work?
  5. What do you do to protect yourself from electrical accidents or injuries?
  6. Why did you choose to become an Electrician?
  7. How important is safety on the job?
  8. How well do you take instructions?
  9. How are you qualified for this job?
  10. What does a fuse or breaker do? What are the differences between the two?
  11. Describe some recent projects you have worked on.
  12. How do you handle stressful situations?
  13. What interests you about this particular aspect of the field?
  14. What are your career goals?
  15. Describe the electrical systems you have worked on and are familiar with.
  16. Why do you want to work as an Electrician?
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Electrician Apprentice Information
May 6th, 2017

Electrician apprentices work as assistants to qualified electricians. Electrician apprentices have the necessary knowledge in this field but they are not qualified or licensed to work as independent electricians. After gaining some experience, most electrician apprentices enroll in an appropriate program, obtain the necessary state license and go on to work as independent electricians.
Anyone wishing to work as an electrician apprentice must be at least 18 years old and have a GED or high school diploma. Most master electricians will ask you to take an aptitude test to assess your on-the-job skills. Critical thinking, troubleshooting, and mechanical skills are basic requirements for the job. Electrician apprentices must also have good color vision.
Your interview for an electrician apprentice job will most likely be conducted by the master electrician who is looking for someone to help them on the job. Check out mock interview questions if you are interested in knowing more about the kind of questions to expect at your electrician apprentice interview.
Electrician Apprentice User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 16
How well do you handle criticism?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I will try to correct any mistakes and not repeat them.
2.
I handle it fairly well, I don't let it get to my head.
3.
Take it for what it's worth. They must be criticizing for a reason, so learn from what they're saying and improve.
4.
Extremely well. I know that I dont know everything therefore I like my mistakes corrected.
5.
I do well and make the appropriate changes.
Question 2 of 16
Why did you choose our company, when applying for electrical jobs?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Your apprenticeship really appeals to me. This is a great program, and working while learning for this field seems like a great way to gain experience and prepare for the industry.
2.
I saw your company van driving around and I thought I'd research you guys and give it a try. Recently Ive been having no luck with an apprenticeship.
3.
I am aware of your history of excellence.
4.
Good reputation in the area. Professional image.
5.
With reference to my personal research, It is clear that your company is one of the leading members in the field and sets extremely high standards, it strives to carry out any job professionally and with the greatest attention to the needs of the customer.
Question 3 of 16
Why should I hire you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
You are going to get a young, vision focused, ready to learn attitude guy who will make this company not regret hiring him.
2.
I am punctual, hard working, eager to learn and I take pride in my work.
3.
I am a dedicated well behaved student. Eager to learn new things and I enjoy working with other people.
4.
I'm older and have a good work ethic. I understand the basics of electrical work and want to learn new things from experts around me.
5.
Because I like working with my hands and I think it suits me really well.
Question 4 of 16
Do you specialize in any specific areas of electrical work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
None what so ever, I tend to like more residential jobs.
2.
Alternative & renewable energy.
3.
No I would rather learn more about them to become more valuable and want in the field.
4.
At the moment I have only worked with mechanic electrical work.
5.
I learned that from my course at college that the science behind electrical suited me.
Question 5 of 16
What do you do to protect yourself from electrical accidents or injuries?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Protective clothing is essential. However, the knowledge and understanding the severity of the danger of the electrical department in which I attend plays a major role as well.
2.
Make sure every connection is properly grounded or bonded, clear work space for debris, work neatly.
3.
Follow the health and safety procedures, and also by minimaxing or elimitad if its possible any accidents or injuries that could happend to me or cooworkers.
4.
By wearing protective clothing and making sure that I use every tool for its intended purpose only.
5.
Take safety classes and make sure I know what i'm doing and if I don't feel sure about something i'm doing I wont touch or try to continue what in doing until I do know what i'm doing and sure about myself.
Question 6 of 16
Why did you choose to become an Electrician?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Thoroughly enjoy what small amounts I have been able to do in the past years.
2.
Is gong to be a huge transition...
3.
I'm not going to lie, it's the highest paying trade. Other than that I never really saw myself finishing school and spending another 4-5 years in a classroom, it's really just not my thing. I'd rather be outside using my hands and so I want to become an electrician because once finishing my apprenticeship there are tonnes of avenues to go down. I do want to get a contractors license and most likely move into instrumentation aswell.
4.
Its my passion what I am good at and I need a job.
5.
I've chosen electrical because its something I was curious about it since I grew up in village places does have electrical.
Question 7 of 16
How important is safety on the job?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Not important at all. No horse play makes jack a dull boy.
2.
For me, safety is the number one priority. You can never be too safe, especially in the electrical industry.
3.
Safety is the number 1 priority before anything else.
4.
Very. Safety is everything. To stay alive and keep others alive.
5.
Safety is the most important thing when on the job. It can be very costly if you get in to an accident while on the job and can lead to death in very serious incidents.
Question 8 of 16
How well do you take instructions?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I think I follow instructions very well.
2.
Exceptionally well. If somethings unclear, always ask to clarify things.
3.
I take instructions from the people in charge of me extremely well. This is because I recognise that they usually know what I should be doing as they have more experience and knowledge then I do. If someone gives me instructions that isn't in charge of me I ask my supervisor or manager if I should follow them when it is not dangerous not to follow them instructions immediately.
4.
Very well, keep safety in mind.
5.
In discipline manner and I follow the company rules & regulation.
Question 9 of 16
How are you qualified for this job?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Well I jusrt finished my pre apprenticeship.
2.
I have experience working as a team at my current job, I work with two other people in produce. I know I can successfully integrate myself into this industry. I have excellent math and reading comprehension skills, that I know I can successfully apply to this field, along with a determination to learn and gain new skills.
3.
I will do whatever it takes to succeed.
4.
Indentured in as a first year and willing to learn the trade.
5.
I have 20 years experience in the golf maintenance business and electricity powered the irrigation system.
Question 10 of 16
What does a fuse or breaker do? What are the differences between the two?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I do not know. I chosen I will know this in the near future.
2.
Fuse breaks once it detects an electrical problem, a breaker shuts off on the problem then can be reset.
3.
A device consisting of a strip of wire that melts and breaks an electric circuit if the current exceeds a safe level.And a breaker is a device that stops the flow of current in an electric circuit for safety reasons.
4.
A fuse breaker is reusable and trips to break the circuit but can then be reset to protect the circuit again. A fuse is also an over current protection device, mainly for short circuits. Once a fuse has blown it must be replaced.
5.
A fuse provides power and a breaker stops power.
Question 11 of 16
Describe some recent projects you have worked on.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
One of the tasks at tafe we completed was constructing a multimeter.
2.
Fire alarm maintainence, security/emergency lighting repair.
3.
Neighbor needed some work done, put up a dog run, cleanEd up my trail next to my house that leads to the river.
4.
I sized wire and installed in trench to power booster station.
5.
My car I had to take out the hole exhaust manifold on a sobb 2004 3.2 turbo engine.
Question 12 of 16
How do you handle stressful situations?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
By keeping cool and always being open for suggestions.
2.
With professionalism and patience. Do not panic.
3.
Breath in, and ask for help if needed.
4.
They are both protective devices for the circuit. However the circuit breaker interrupt current flow after protective relays detect a fault. A fuse acts as a sacrificial device to provide overcurrent protection,
5.
I first evaluate what my options are and then act based on the safest option.
Question 13 of 16
What interests you about this particular aspect of the field?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
The creating things and being able to work with my hands. Being able to put something together and have it function properly and safely.
2.
The end product of wiring a panel box and all of the branch circuits.
3.
N/A as have not completed apprenticeship therefore do not have any specialist expertise.
4.
Energy cannot be seen or transmitted ànd it travels by cables and yet it does so many things.
5.
I will go forward by getting into the electrical field as I love and enjoying doing it. Electricity is a like magic if play right you will get a reward but if you mess with it you will get injured. Wiring and installation is also an art and electretion is an artist, if electrition know his work but he doesn't involve him self in it then he can probably finish his job but not in an artistic way. Its a challenging field and I like my self to challenge. Electrical technology is a vast field and there has been a lot of development through out the first time invented and till now. It used to be the most dangerous and harmful thing but as time passes through and the more research and experiments were carried out and the concept of electricity has been more clear. New devices been invented which protects the whole electrical system, new techniques been employed by considering the safety very important when working with electricity. This field is on going process and there will always be new strategies and process from generation to distribution and safety.
Question 14 of 16
What are your career goals?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To be best electrician and help others.
2.
My career goals is completing the electrical apprenticeship and to become an A grade electrician and to also pursue from their to complete the cert IV course.
3.
I want to complete my apprenticeship and become a licensed journeyman. After a few year when I feel I've learned all I can, I want to become a master Electrician and start up my own company.
4.
To have a job I love and enjoy.
5.
Head engineer at a top company.
Question 15 of 16
Describe the electrical systems you have worked on and are familiar with.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Fire panels, 12v and 24v systems. Light backs and battery packs.
2.
Mostly residential, breaker box.
3.
I have worked with PLC pump stations, basic home systems, and 3 phase motors of various types and sizes.
4.
I am most familiar with loomex systems because I have the most experience with them. So, any system that comes from a killowatt hour meter, into a breaker panel, then out to various branch circuits using loomex. I have experience wiring lighting circuits with two, three or four way switching, GFCI circuits, normal receptacle circuits, range and drier circuits, heating circuits as well as AFCI circuits with the new code. However, I also have experience with conduit systems and motor control.
5.
Three way and single pole wiring, relays, conduit and wire molding, panel boards.
Question 16 of 16
Why do you want to work as an Electrician?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Love working with my hands, there is always something new to learn daily, plus I went to school to learn more.
2.
I feel like I can be a great tradesman as I have a great work ethic, I am enthusiastic and great at working with people. I find electrotechnology and the branches off electrical work very interesting.
3.
Because I have a passion for electricity, Iam always allert cause electricity is dangerous and most impotantly I have the heart.
4.
Because I have experience and a lot of interest in the electrical field and my father has a masters electrician license and iv been learning since age 12
5.
I feel it would be a great challenge for me, yet nothing I cannot handle.
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