Here is a list of a few of the expectations of an apprentice:

Expectations of an apprentice:

  • Willingness to learn.
  • Regular school attendance.
  • Dependability on the job.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • The development of safe work habits.
  • Perform a day’s work for a day’s pay.
  • Be drug-free (and that includes cannabis)                                                                       

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  • Because of the nature of construction work, an apprentice cannot be afraid of working in high places and must also have an acute awareness of the potential dangers to themselves and others that are present on the job.  Of course, as you continue to work on the job, you gain experience and confidence. You will also gain strength and ability – think of it like getting paid to work out at a health club!  There is a great deal of climbing, balancing, and reaching. You get a workout while getting paid.
  • Most construction is done out of doors and can be carried on year-round except in very severe weather.  In many cases, however, there is indoor work that is coordinated to correspond with bad weather.  Safety devices such as nets and safety belts are used to reduce the risk of injury.  Safety should always be the #1 priority on the job.
  • If you receive satisfaction from tangible results and like your work to meet close tolerances and rigid standards, then you may qualify to be a construction apprentice.