WHAT IS AN
Why Should I Pursue It?
Apprenticeship is the first step in a career in the electrical trades. It also gives you the opportunity to continue your career trajectory at Gaylor Electric. Feel free to check out our Career Pathways tool to better understand how your career could develop at Gaylor Electric.
Our apprenticeship is a four year program combining on-the-job training (full-time employment) with evening classes to advance your knowledge of the electrical trade. Our training partner, ABC, offers weekly evening classes (most in-person, some virtual options, Spanish offerings) that pair with your Gaylor Electric employment to culminate in the acquisition of a Journeyperson’s Certification. This occurs upon graduation of your four years of academic training through ABC, and the accrual of 8000 on-the-job training hours.
Interested in furthering your education? Gaylor Electric offers financial support to inspired employees who are interested in completing the apprenticeship program.
How long is Apprenticeship Programming?
Apprenticeship programming is four academic school years long. There are breaks in December and during the summer.
Do I need to have construction experience to apply?
No. It is helpful, but not required. We’ll teach you all that you need to know!
What are the typical hours?
Typical work hours for full-time Gaylor Electric electricians are 7am-3:30pm with a lunch mid-shift. Apprenticeship classes are one or two nights a week (depending on location) for a couple of hours.
How do I enroll?
Once you are hired full-time at Gaylor Electric, enrollment windows occur in July and in some states, December as well. Your recruiter and our Workforce Development Coordinator will help you get all that you need to enroll.