Electrician Apprentice Jobs in Utah
As a leading electrical contractor in Utah, we are always looking for people that are interested in gaining the skills and expertise necessary to be a part of the next generation of Journeyman electricians. With schooling and on-the-job training, these individuals will be able to expand their knowledge and practical skills in the commercial electrical field.
We are currently hiring people that are looking to build their careers in the electrical trade. If you are starting out in an entry-level position, the goal is to get you on the path to becoming a licensed Journeyman Electrician. The way to do this is by starting your electrical apprenticeship. Learn all you need to know about our electrical apprenticeship program below.
How do I Become an Apprentice Electrician with Taylor Electric?
In most cases, we will have you work in an entry-level position for at least 90 days before starting your apprenticeship. This is simply to make sure that Taylor Electric is a good fit for you and that you are a good fit for us. We want to see that you are ready and dedicated to starting your education in the electrical trade. Once you are ready, you will need to apply for and obtain an apprentice license with us.
How Long Does an Apprenticeship Last?
An electrical apprenticeship with Taylor Electric typically lasts 4 years. After you obtain your apprentice license, you will enroll in school and your hours as an apprentice electrician will start to accumulate. Schooling lasts 8 semesters, Fall and Spring for 4 years. During this time, you are working full-time and earning the required on-the-job hours.
Where do I Attend Classes?
When it comes to trade schooling, there are many options out there. Taylor Electric, Inc. is a member of the IEC of Utah, which offers a great schooling program. Most of our employees choose to do their schooling through the IEC of Utah Education, which has online schooling options available. If you would like to choose a different school based on your location or personal preference, you also have the option to attend school at any technical college including Salt Lake Community College.
When do I Attend Classes?
Classes are two nights per week after work. This will be on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. There are online options available through the IEC of Utah Education.
Is an Electrical Apprenticeship a Favorable Alternative to College?
Pursuing a trade through an apprenticeship program can be a great alternative to attending traditional college. With an electrical apprenticeship, you are taking only electrical classes that cover the topics that you need to know to do your job; this means that there is no need to retake your general education classes. Each day that you are on the job, you get to apply your newly acquired knowledge in a hands-on environment. The low cost of trade school as your choice for secondary education is also a major bonus. Likewise, the cost of apprenticeship tuition is significantly less than the cost of college tuition. When you are finished with your apprenticeship, you already have a job in your field of study.
Will I Receive Any Financial Assistance for My Electrical Apprenticeship Studies?
Taylor Electric offers our employees tuition reimbursement for their electrical classes when they receive a grade of B or better. The amount of the reimbursement depends on which school the student is enrolled at.
Throughout your apprenticeship, you will also be eligible for step-raises each semester with a grade of B or better.
How do I Become a Journeyman Electrician?
After you complete all eight semesters of schooling (1A, 2A, 1B, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, and 4B), and have acquired the required number of on-the-job hours, you will be ready to take your Journeyman exam. There are three sections to this test (code, theory, and the practical). Once the exam is passed in its entirety, you will be presented with a Journeyman Electrical License, making you eligible for higher pay and more opportunities for growth within Taylor Electric.