I'd say it wouldn't be too difficult. I'm apprenticing here in kentucky for the UA. I didn't think i had a shot since I never got anywhere with the boilermakers union. I guess it just came down to test scores and my welding at vo-tech. I didn't know anyone in the union and have no fitting experience but my papers looked good. Hopefully you get in too
Down here we start out at about 13.47 per hour plus benefits, but journeymen max out around 27, that'll go up to 29 in june. i imagine you're hall would be much bigger than mine, we're still a small one. so you'd probably make a bit more. I hear the journeymen across the river from us make 34 an hour.
my interviewers consisted of about 4 contractors who just took notes and scored me, the apprenticship director and the apprenticeship coordinator. I believe that is it. I just talked to the two guys and the questions were simple. "How'd you hear about us?" "what're your hobbies?" "are you fine with travel?"