Definition of apprenticeship in US English:

apprenticeship

noun

  • The position of an apprentice.

    ‘the company once offered apprenticeships’
    ‘six young chefs have completed their apprenticeships’
    ‘he's in the second year of his apprenticeship’
    • ‘Both students have signed up for apprenticeships and are looking forward to getting their hands dirty in their new careers.’
    • ‘At the end of their apprenticeships trainees became journeymen, fully skilled tradesmen.’
    • ‘They look at changes in costs of apprenticeships and trainees.’
    • ‘Training providers have low levels of recruitment, retention and pass rates and few trainees finish apprenticeships.’
    • ‘As a result, the students have won several awards or been offered apprenticeships.’
    traineeship, training period, studentship, novitiate
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Pronunciation

apprenticeship

/əˈpren(t)ə(s)ˌSHip//əˈprɛn(t)ə(s)ˌʃɪp/