Definition of trainee in English:



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

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