I am now a third year apprentice and I have worked for three companies so far. All of the companies I worked with so far I have had a good experiences so far. I got a long with mostly everyone and I also learned something new at each company.
I have to say that I am glad that it is mandatory that we switch companies every year, because so far my experiences with each company has gotten better with each transfer. If not I probably would have been content with the first company I was at because I would not have had any other company to compare how the conduct business and how different companies approach projects.
Another benefit to transferring is that I have had a chance to experience various types of electrical projects and I also worked in various locations, such as:
Various Military bases
Just to name a few..
This is giving me a chance to meet new people, experience different aspects of the trade, and a chance to learn different ways to do our craft.