Definition of trainee in English:



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

    as modifier ‘trainee solicitors’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many trainees work on student newspapers or hospital radio before embarking on a career in journalism.’
    • ‘It will focus on the development and assessment of trainees while further tuition will be on offer where needed.’
    • ‘The trainees and pupils planted seeds donated by the Woodville Centre, to enlarge a wild flower meadow at the school.’
    • ‘He tells me about a dinner he held last month for the latest graduate trainees at Cadbury.’
    • ‘The trainees will also receive training in food processing at these centres.’
    • ‘The trainees have only an hour of theory class a day followed by six hours of practical sessions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My fellow trainees are very nice and all, but it's just not a meeting of the minds, I guess.’
    • ‘What we have now are nine trainees who will have the confidence to go onto the next stage in their careers.’
    • ‘This holistic approach has very naturally flowed across to the trainees.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I smiled as he talked about the limitations of his current job as a trainee solicitor.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He already has a number of trainees working with him on a part-time basis.’
    • ‘These are skills all honed at Woolworths, which he joined as a management trainee after leaving school.’
    novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, apprentice, probationer
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