When you are new at any job, cultivating new skills can seem intimidating. Working with a well-trained, experienced electrician exposes you to new challenges that take time to learn. Overcoming the problem is sometimes as simple as repetition and knowing the safety measures you need to take. Talk about what was challenging about the task and what it took for you to gain confidence handling that type of situation.
"Wiring issues on an old house, hands down, was the most challenging task I faced as an apprentice. There were some weathering issues and different types of wiring, like aluminum. I learned how dangerous those issues could be when I almost started a fire! I used to be intimidated about doing repairs with old wires because of the hazards, but after getting more familiar with the precautions, I no longer feel that way."
"The most challenging aspect of my apprenticeship was learning all of the different codes and regulations. There is a lot to learn! I took my work home quite often, and studied guides online, to give me a leg up."
"Looking back to my apprenticeship days, I found many tasks challenging. I think the toughest for me, at the time, was blueprint reading. Since then, through many years of experience, I have become a pro at it! It's second nature to me now."