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If you need electrical work, a skilled professional must complete the job. It’s important to the safety of you and your loved ones! Neglecting electrical repairs or employing an under-qualified electrician to do the work can result in home electrical hazards, fires, property damage and even loss of life.
Apollo Home is answering the call. While they’ve been assisting the tri-state area with home services needs since 1910, Apollo Home has cultivated a strong electrical business for installations, maintenance and responsive repairs following severe weather.
Because electricians continue to be in high demand and more “Boomer generation” tradespeople retire each year, Apollo is recruiting for its Apollo Apprenticeship Program. This paid training provides classroom and hands-on training to individuals who want to become a licensed electrician.
Apollo Home, a five-time recipient of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s “Best Workplaces” award, is making a big investment by providing an estimated $20,000 education for free and paying the students a wage while enrolled. Upon successful completion and certification, graduates have a job with Apollo Home and no student debt.
This is the opposite of some other occupations, which require multiple expensive degrees leaving students with often massive debt and no clear employment prospects. Mid-level electricians can typically annual earn as much as or more than some of these occupations with a giant head start in earning potential.
Professions such as HVAC tech, plumbing and electrical will continue to be needed and unable to be sent offshore, providing stability for supporting a family.
Why Apollo Home Is Investing in Electrician Training
“At Apollo, we love what we do,” said Jamie Gerdsen, CEO of Apollo Home. “We help people every day with their needs, whether it’s safety, comfort, air quality or life’s conveniences. We’re always looking for others who fit our core values to grow with us. Having a little work or military experience, some post-high school education is wonderful; we’re happy to train the right people with the technical side. We want people who enjoy solving problems, learning new things and helping others.”
The Apprenticeship program involves several weeks of classroom teaching, hands-on work, ride-alongs with a veteran electrician and off-site specialty training. Travel expenses, such as flight and hotel, for the off-site training, are covered by Apollo Home.
Types of Residential Services and Equipment Apprentices Learn
- Electrical safety inspection
- Diagnosis and repairs
- Whole home surge protection
- New wiring and rewiring
- GFI installation
- Electrical outlets and switches
- Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
- Electrical panel upgrades
- Circuit breaker replacement
- Indoor/outdoor lighting
- Ceiling fans
- Home electrical improvements (light fixtures, automation, etc)
Competitive Benefits for Apollo Home Employees
Upon employment, technicians are provided with a company truck so he or she can go straight to jobs in the morning, meaning more time at home.
“This makes it easier to participate in kids’ sports or school events,” added Gerdsen. “Apollo Home values family and supports our people all-around, which includes empowering employees to balance work and home. We, as a company, are only as successful as our people and we want them to stay with us.”
Other benefits for full-time employees include paid vacation, health, dental, vision and life insurance, a college savings plan, 401k personal retirement savings plan, free uniforms, a cell phone and tablet, gas for the company vehicle and more!
A cape may not be part of the official Apollo Home uniform, but homeowners need help from a qualified, trained electrician. Whether it’s upgrading an electrical panel, installing a light fixture or rewiring an entire home, an electrician improves homeowners’ lives – preserving them through safe electrical practices. Apollo Home works hard to make sure a person is safe in his or her home. Come to Apollo Home and be a hero!
Are you or do you know a high school graduate who’s not sure what to do next? For more information about the Apollo Home Apprenticeship program for heating and air technicians, plumbers and electricians, contact one of the friendly members of the Apollo Home team. Get started on a fulfilling and well-paid career today!
"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.