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Apprentice

One who learns a trade or occupation by working directly under a skilled person. For example, an apprentice may study under a blacksmith to learn the trade. The apprentice may be paid a small amount or may simply receive room and board.

apprentice

see TRAINING.
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The TUC said many apprentices are facing a "double whammy" of low pay and high travel costs.
Investing time in the development of our apprentices means we can teach, guide and mould them into the people that will be the faces of Yorkshire Payments as the business continues to grow over the years to come.
The Apprentice School at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Monday.
The 56-year-old was one of three apprentice instructors recognised at the awards for their work to support apprentices throughout their careers.
Apprentices will still have their 10lb claim reduced to 7lb after riding just three winners and will claim 3lb until riding 95 winners.
The TUC said around one in seven apprentices under the age of 19 and those in the first year of their training were not being paid the PS3.50 an hour rate.
Addressing a meeting to review the progress of Apprenticeship Training Scheme, he said TEVTA has already achieved the target to recruit 28,000 apprentices by December 2015.The number of enrollment of apprentices is constantly growing.
Apprenticeship Training Agencies (ATAs) employ apprentices and loan them out for their training.
Mechanical design apprentice Philip Marwood was handpicked to meet Mr Cameron in 10 Downing Street to discuss what it means to be an apprentice and debate how the Government, apprentices and businesses can do more to promote apprenticeships.
Newcastle City Council, which employs 90 apprentices, also picked up an award for the significant contribution it makes to taking on young people and teaching them a trade.
All of the staff including the apprentices hold NVQ2 qualifications in roofing disciplines or are working towards completing their NVQs.