Are you considering applying to an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) apprenticeship program? If so, you’re likely searching for tips to make sure you’re ready for the interview. Finding the right answers to the questions you might be asked can be key in standing out among the other applicants. This blog post will provide you with a list of common questions that might be asked during an IBEW apprenticeship interview. We’ll also offer advice on how to craft well-thought-out responses to demonstrate your qualifications and enthusiasm for the program. We understand that this is a highly competitive process, so we’re here to help you make sure you’re as prepared as possible to showcase your skills and experience. Keep reading to learn more about the potential questions you might be asked during the IBEW apprenticeship interview.
Electrician Apprenticeship Interview Question and Answer – IBEW JATC
How candidates received their first interview at IBEW
- I interviewed over the phone. Then two days later I came in person. Shared on June 5, 2018 – Customer Service/Claim Adjudicator – Warrenville, Illinois
- On February 26, 2018, I had an interview with the apprentice selection committee as a journeyman electrician in Decatur, Illinois.
- I worked with journeymen electricians. Posted on February 5, 2018 – Topeka, Kansas, Contract electrician
What candidates say about the interview process at IBEW
- If your test results are good enough, a panel interview will follow. They want to know if you are responsible, have a strong work ethic, and have realistic expectations for the position. Shared on August 21, 2017 – Apprentice Electrician – Lincoln, NE
- Shared on March 11, 2017 – Journeyman Electrician – Project Lead – Las Vegas, NV – No interview process
- Shared on February 22, 2017 – Apprentice Electrician – Casper, Wyoming – Quite extensive but beneficial to the organization
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at IBEW
- Relax. They are more interested in how you respond than in what you have to say. Keep it calm, quiet, and short. shared on July 26, 2022 – Topeka, Kansas, Electrician/Subtech
- Practice by examining your motivations for joining the IBEW. Shared on July 25, 2022 – Apprentice Electrician – Lawrence, Massachusetts
- Know the IBEW Constitution and BylawsShared on December 15, 2019 – A Journeyman electrician in NYCBe truthful and demonstrate that you’ll be a devoted union member
Hello everyone! I’m currently in the IBEW’s Inside Wireman apprenticeship and previously completed their Sound and Communication apprenticeship. To prepare for my second inside wireman interview (which I didn’t need to attend, despite hearing that it follows the same format as the first interview), I compiled a list of all the questions I remembered from my first interview, my coworkers remembered from theirs, and those mentioned online. I’ve since added to this list. It helped me in my interview preparation, so I’m hoping it will help others as well!
-Explain a time when you made a mistake and how you handled it.
(I’ve heard this is when you can say a statement like I think I would be a great member of the union because xyz – that’s what I ended up saying!) Is there anything else you would like to add?
(I was also told to practice answering in a succinct, goal-driven manner by writing out my responses in the STAR format and practicing it verbally first.)
-Explain a time when you and a coworker disagreed and how you handled the situation.
How do I prepare for an IBEW apprenticeship interview?
Consider life experiences or events before your interview that show your understanding of the construction and electrical industries, your interest in an apprenticeship, your capacity for teamwork, and your capacity for self-motivation, responsibility, and dependability.
What questions will I be asked in an apprenticeship interview?
- What will my day-to-day duties include?
- How many other apprentices are there in the business? …
- Can you give me more information about the group I’ll be joining?
- Do any former apprentices who are now full-time employees work on your team?
How do I ace an electrician apprenticeship interview?
- Organize your answers for maximum impact. …
- Prepare ahead of time by reviewing your work experience. …
- Practice your interviewing skills! …
- Get some sleep. …
- Dress for success. …
- BE ON TIME. …
- Do your best to reduce fidgeting during the interview.
How do I get better at IBEW interview?
- Relax. They are more interested in how you respond than in what you have to say.
- Asking yourself why you want to join the IBEW is a good exercise.
- Be truthful and demonstrate that you’ll be a devoted union member.