Apprentice

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Apprentice

A young person who is legally bound to a craftsman for a specified period of time in order to learn the skills of a particular trade.
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The month's trial over, Oliver was formally apprenticed. It was a nice sickly season just at this time.
As a result, the majority of qualifying apprentices stay with the firms they apprenticed with, taking on new responsibilities - becoming managers and supervisors - and perhaps guiding the new intake of apprentices through their qualifications.
The majority of apprentices stay with the firms they apprenticed with.