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"trainee" in British English

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traineenoun [C]

uk   /ˌtreɪˈniː/ us   /ˌtreɪˈniː/
C1 a person who is learning and practising the skills of a particular job: a trainee dentist/electrician
(Definition of trainee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trainee" in American English

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traineenoun [C]

us   /treɪˈni/
a person who is learning and practicing new skills, esp. ones connected with a job: We have three new trainees in the accounting department.
(Definition of trainee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trainee" in Business English

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traineenoun [C]

uk   /ˌtreɪˈniː/ us  
WORKPLACE, HR a person who is learning the skills and knowledge needed for a particular job: a trainee accountant/manager/teacher He started his career as a trainee with an advertising agency. a management/sales trainee
(Definition of trainee from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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