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garaoke

Appentices Working Alone

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garaoke

When can an apprentice go out and work unsupervised. Should his/her 3rd year be finished or if competent enough during there 3rd year....

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Andy™

well since they are still in training, then they shouldnt be working alone until finished their training

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garaoke

Tried to say that to my company but h and s said it was fine if they are competent enough

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Andy™

Tried to say that to my company but h and s said it was fine if they are competent enough

 

do something wrong, completely screw up a job, then phone the boss and tell them you need help

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Sidewinder

In our 2nd year we were all doing small jobs alone, in our 3rd yr we were doing more stuff, including breakdowns if we could, in our 4th yr we were doing projects as apprentice teams.

HOWEVER, this was all on site as we were factory apprentices, so never far from help!

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Apache

Did you mean to lock the topic?

 

There is no reason that someone on their first day can't work alone depending on they competency. Nothing magically happens the day you qualify!

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garaoke

Didnt mean to lock the topic, im with a maintenance company and an apprentice just in his 3rd year is out in a van doing repairs, he has also bedn left to do an electrical test unsupervised by his tradesman, but ive been told its fine by higher supervisors

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Andy™

probably because it saves them money, paying an apprentice to do a sparks work

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ProDave

For me it was 3 years and 364 days, supervised. Next day unsupervised.  "Today you are a boy, tomorrow you are a man"

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Apache

You can be the only man on site but still be supervised.

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steptoe

end of my 1st year you were expected to be able to completely wire a new build domestic, in a week for 1st fix abeit,

dropped at site each morning, and picked up each night, with the spark checking at the end of each day to make sure it was right and nothing missed,

if you couldnt do it you didnt get your pay rise for 2nd year.

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