Definition of 'apprentice'
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Here is a picture of a master and apprentice at work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government backed down over plans to cut funding for training young apprentices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And crucially, you will be able to see if any apprentices are working unsupervised. The Sun (2016)The remaining one or two days are spent at a vocational school, where apprentices receive theoretical lessons. Times, Sunday Times (2017)THE signs are promising for the old master and his young apprentice. The Sun (2016)In many ways its students will be similar to apprentices, working for an employer while training and studying towards a recognised qualification. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Imagine you're an apprentice taken on by a factory for a year's trial. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All bodies spending public cash must now hire apprentices. The Sun (2015)Now it hires school leavers and apprentices and has found that staff retention has improved. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He found work as an apprentice joiner. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What was important to me as a young apprentice is obviously not as relevant now. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The group has also increased the number of apprentices it has taken on at the site. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The problem lies in finding apprentices to learn the trade. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He spoke while welcoming the first apprentices to a new brickwork academy. The Sun (2015)From this he moved to similar work for apprentices in their places of employment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Our youngest apprentice joined us three years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The centre takes on five apprentices each year. The Sun (2009)Is it a skill that one learns as an apprentice? THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)Half are young apprentices from the local further education college. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She plans to hire more staff this year and is keen to take on apprentices. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is also the problem of an ageing workforce and a lack of budget to train new apprentices. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The gongs are in recognition of all the hard work apprentices and their companies put into excelling in their field. The Sun (2011)The mutually owned company said that apprentices would also learn to keep clerical records and how to conduct themselves at funerals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The company's apprentice scheme goes from strength to strength. Times, Sunday Times (2012)British policy makers lauded its schools and well-trained apprentices. Times, Sunday Times (2014)How many apprentices go on to full-time jobs? The Sun (2012)I went into the apprentice school in Ireland last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)None of these people would win The Apprentice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How disappointed were you not to win The Apprentice? The Sun (2012)Leaving school unable to read or write due to an acute form of dyslexia, he became a carpenter 's apprentice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And as a carpenter 's apprentice, he must have pounded his fingers time and again and cut his finger with a saw. Christianity Today (2000)I'm 20 and an apprentice site carpenter. The Sun (2015)
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British English: apprentice /əˈprɛntɪs/ NOUN
An apprentice is a person who works with someone in order to learn their skill.
Their son is an apprentice woodworker.
- American English: apprentice
- Arabic: مُتَمَهِّن
- Brazilian Portuguese: aprendiz
- Chinese: 学徒
- Croatian: šegrt
- Czech: učeň
- Danish: lærling
- Dutch: leerling
- European Spanish: aprendiz
- Finnish: harjoittelija
- French: apprenti
- German: Lehrling
- Greek: μαθητευόμενος
- Italian: apprendista
- Japanese: 見習い
- Korean: 견습생
- Norwegian: lærling
- Polish: praktykant
- European Portuguese: aprendiz
- Romanian: ucenic
- Russian: ученик
- Spanish: aprendiz
- Swedish: lärling
- Thai: ผู้ฝึกงาน
- Turkish: çırak
- Ukrainian: учень
- Vietnamese: người học việc
Definition of apprentice from the Collins English Dictionary
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