Apprentice Work

Apprentice Work

 

(1) The work done to gain experience or advanced training in a particular specialty. Apprentice work is common in the Soviet educational system, where graduates of higher educational institutions undertake the work in order to learn more about their specialties through practical experience. For young specialists and workers at research institutes and higher educational institutions, the work serves as preparation and training for careers in science or teaching. Apprentice work also helps teachers at higher schools to gain advanced training.

(2) The work done during a probationary period that is used to determine whether or not an individual will gain permanent status in, for example, a theater, orchestra, or dance company. It is also used to determine one’s qualifications for entering the legal profession and certain other organizations.

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This handsome volume reveals that his early influences were Japanese water-colourists and Turner, by whom he was 'smitten to distraction'; his own apprentice work, however, bears more resemblance to the classic Victorian style.
The story is a simple one and reads like apprentice work in places, but Riddell's expressive and coloufful pictures bring the text to life for a new generation of young readers.
Dix discusses Akenside's apprentice work as well as the themes and theories of his major poems.
Indeed, in the wake of last season's belated and immensely successful New York City premiere of Williams's 1938 apprentice work, Not About Nightingales, the American theater's fascination with its great gay poet-playwright seems only to grow stronger.
These squibs served as apprentice work for his "Sharps and Flats" column in the Chicago Morning News (renamed the Record in 1890).
Apprentice work as a photographer's assistant in Utica and Boston (1871-74) and a subsequent career in journalism (1875-98) nurtured the observation and reportorial skills that distinguish his realist fiction.
The novel is a disjointed romance, adventure story, and travelogue, Melville 's apprentice work before writing the more successful Omoo.
Its latest figures show it has: | Helped 99 customers access training | Supported 24 apprentices | Provided 35 apprentice work placements for local training provider Nordic Pioneer | Assisted three residents to access business support, which has led to them becoming self-employed Tristar, which is part of the Vela Group, also has an additional innovative scheme, The Academy, which has offered nine customers and local residents the opportunity to work part-time in Tristar's Customer Service Centre on a voluntary basis enabling them to gain practical experience.
A number of the essays bear the traits of apprentice work, belaboring small, obvious, or well-known points or omitting important secondary studies or editions.
Showing both remarkable continuity and development in Ellison's early stories, Busby argues convincingly that Ellison's apprentice work allowed him to "test his limits as a writer" and gave him "themes, images, and techniques" (38) which he would later use so masterfully in Invisible Man.
The benefits of having an apprentice work both ways; it enables us as a firm to teach the skills that are needed within the industry and the apprentices also get comprehensive training in skills that will hopefully provide them with a job for the rest of their life.
An apprentice works alongside experienced staff, gains job-specific skills and earns a wage.