There are generally no formal requirements to become an apprentice locksmith. However, before you can train as an apprentice, you may need a high school or GED certificate. You can apply for a job as an apprentice or locksmith assistant, or you can enroll in a formal apprenticeship program. For more practical experience, many locksmiths complete an internship or work as apprentices with an experienced locksmith.
Not all locksmiths are willing to hire apprentices or apprentices, but many are. An apprentice can perform tasks in the office or go out in the field with an experienced locksmith. Internships are generally unpaid or include stipends, but they provide you with the technical, legal and business aspects of the locksmith trade. Once you have successfully completed a locksmith training course, you should work as an apprentice with an experienced locksmith to gain real practical experience.