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apprentice

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈprentɪs/ HR
someone who works for an employer for an agreed period of time in order to learn a new skill, often for a low wage: He formerly worked as a machinist apprentice in Boeing's Everett assembly plant. The 1,200-member ironworkers union has some 300 apprentices in various stages of training.
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