Definition of trainee in English:



  • A person undergoing training for a particular job or profession.

    [as modifier] ‘trainee solicitors’
    • ‘This holistic approach has very naturally flowed across to the trainees.’
    • ‘The trainees were schooled in spy photography and sabotage, Morse Code and minelaying.’
    • ‘Anna was one of six women among the 35 trainees on the course - and all six passed.’
    • ‘Strangest moment however came in the the queue for the buffet from a young trainee solicitor.’
    • ‘Many trainees work on student newspapers or hospital radio before embarking on a career in journalism.’
    • ‘He tells me about a dinner he held last month for the latest graduate trainees at Cadbury.’
    • ‘The trainees and pupils planted seeds donated by the Woodville Centre, to enlarge a wild flower meadow at the school.’
    • ‘What we have now are nine trainees who will have the confidence to go onto the next stage in their careers.’
    • ‘They then moved on to the art and design and computer areas while trainees were at work in both places.’
    • ‘However, he quit after six months as a graduate trainee and joined one of the family's charities.’
    • ‘It will focus on the development and assessment of trainees while further tuition will be on offer where needed.’
    • ‘It is understood none of the trainees or managers are under suspicion.’
    • ‘The trainees will also receive training in food processing at these centres.’
    • ‘I smiled as he talked about the limitations of his current job as a trainee solicitor.’
    • ‘My fellow trainees are very nice and all, but it's just not a meeting of the minds, I guess.’
    • ‘We must make sure that the trainees recruited for schoolteaching are quality trainees.’
    • ‘These are skills all honed at Woolworths, which he joined as a management trainee after leaving school.’
    • ‘He already has a number of trainees working with him on a part-time basis.’
    • ‘The trainees have only an hour of theory class a day followed by six hours of practical sessions.’
    • ‘A number of our trainees will not be able to continue their training next year if their only option is to go out of the locality.’
    novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationer
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