They do however the Trainer isn’t as always as knowledgeable as they claim. The information is jammed into your brain and your expected to pass a gas test. While some can I personally believe the knowledge is thrown at you scrambled up and then your left second guessing yourself when it comes to what you do or do not know.
Yes, and yes
Answered - Locator (Current Employee) - Gainesville, VA
The company will provide training and you will be given a $35 a day stipend. Which means you will pay for your food at first and then on your next check you will receive $175 on top of what you made. However, do not count on this, my coworkers didn't receive their stipends until after training, some were still trying to get it after working in the field for 2 weeks after training. I received everything on time except the last week of training where I found it missing. I had to call the financial department who referred me to my manager, who referred me back to the financial department, who referred me back to my manager, who then talked to his manager and they talked to the financial department. All in all it took roughly 2 weeks to receive it.
Answered - Utility Locate Technician (Former Employee) - Valdosta, GA
There is paid training. But be wary of who the trainer is. If it's one person from corporate, you'll be good. If it's multiple field supervisors, you won't be trained properly.
Yes, utiliquest offers paid training.
Answered - QA/DI (Current Employee) - Baltimore, MD
Yes, paid training and all but not full trained or given the right equipment
Answered - Field Technician (Current Employee) - Hayward, CA