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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71CHOPS View Post
    you better read the rules for apprenticeship before you go too much further.....

    apprentices are generally not allowed to solicit work......all work is coordinated by the head of training and the BA.

    it's nice to be gung-ho about getting a job, but you are now part of a larger entity that has rules and regs. to help ALL members........educate yourself on what the process is, then find ways to work within it to accomplish your goals.
    Who are you directing your statement too?

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    a registered apprentice is allowed to solicit work, for local 787 anyway.

  4. #17
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    Hello ! I am curious if you have obtained a job? I have recently become a member myself but after calling a majority of contractors I have been told that they are not hiring right now. Also I have heard they are continuously accepting new members anyway.

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    I am about to join the 787 now after already being in the trade for 8 years. I got my 313A and G1. I did it how jrmech had mentioned, found a union company and did an interview, they wanted me and were willing to go through the process mentioned to hire me. They told the union that they can't find the skill sets i have within the unemployed members of 787 and that is why they are looking externally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apprenticanic View Post
    I am about to join the 787 now after already being in the trade for 8 years. I got my 313A and G1. I did it how jrmech had mentioned, found a union company and did an interview, they wanted me and were willing to go through the process mentioned to hire me. They told the union that they can't find the skill sets i have within the unemployed members of 787 and that is why they are looking externally.
    Unionized UA contractors are allowed to hire outside the hall if the union has no suitable candidate to offer, now you must be careful dealing with the contractor directly cause they can place you on a lower pay&benefits scale and you will end doing the same work as your fellow union brothers for a lot less money and when you are classified as ..?? getting out and moving up is extremely difficult. I mean what they are offering you now may seem like a good deal compared with what you are making working non-union but in the long term is not such good thing, if they really want you make them pay nothing less than BTJ scale.

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    yes bro u can do self study but experience is must..you should collect experience in this field..

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    Also new to the UA 787 to hire list.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrevorM View Post
    Hello ! I am curious if you have obtained a job? I have recently become a member myself but after calling a majority of contractors I have been told that they are not hiring right now. Also I have heard they are continuously accepting new members anyway.
    Hi I am curious if you yourself have found work with a union company seeing as a year has past since your post. I was approved for hire as a first year apprentice in March and just curious how long I should plan on waiting for a call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guard View Post
    Hi I am curious if you yourself have found work with a union company seeing as a year has past since your post. I was approved for hire as a first year apprentice in March and just curious how long I should plan on waiting for a call?
    Forgot about this post. Was very new to the game back then.

    Here's how it went for me:
    1. Got approved for hire in March
    2. Got a job in May doing industrial refrigeration construction
    3. Construction job was terrible. Refueling generators, sweeping floors, organizing parts trailer, etc.
    4. Didn't learn a thing about refrigeration and was subsequently laid off after 6 months.
    5. Started from scratch in non-union after couldn't find work for 2 months.
    6. Been servicing resi/comm HVAC ever since and I've learned a ton and feel I've become a competent technician.

    I don't hold anything against 787. I was as green as it gets and wasn't suited for the type of work I was hired for. We'll see what the future holds.

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