noun see apprentice I

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  • Apprenticeship — is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a skill. Apprentices (or in early modern usage prentices ) or protégés build their careers from apprenticeships. Most of their training is done on the job while working for an employer… …   Wikipedia

  • apprenticeship — ap‧pren‧tice‧ship [əˈprentsʆɪp] noun [countable, uncountable] JOBS the period of time when someone is an apprentice, or the job of an apprentice: • Bell served an apprenticeship (= worked as an apprentice ) with the shipbuilders Shaw and Hart. • …   Financial and business terms

  • Apprenticeship — Ap*pren tice*ship, n. 1. The service or condition of an apprentice; the state in which a person is gaining instruction in a trade or art, under legal agreement. [1913 Webster] 2. The time an apprentice is serving (sometimes seven years, as from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apprenticeship — index experience (background), preparation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • apprenticeship — (n.) 1590s, from APPRENTICE (Cf. apprentice) (n.) + SHIP (Cf. ship). Replaced earlier apprenticehood (late 14c., with HOOD (Cf. hood)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • apprenticeship — See apprentice. * * * n (in Britain) a system of training managed by the Learning and Skills Council in which young people learn while working in a specific area of work to gain knowledge, skills and qualifications such as an NVQ, or a BTEC or… …   Universalium

  • Apprenticeship — Unter Apprenticeship (engl. für „Lehre“) oder Forced Apprenticeship („Zwangslehre“) versteht man in der englischsprachigen Geschichtsschreibung ein Ausbildungsverhältnis, bei dem die Kinder ehemaliger Sklaven für einen Lehrherrn unentgeltlich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • apprenticeship — UK [əˈprentɪsʃɪp] / US [əˈprentɪsˌʃɪp] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms apprenticeship : singular apprenticeship plural apprenticeships a) employment as an apprentice serve an apprenticeship (= work as an apprentice): At 16, he served an… …   English dictionary

  • apprenticeship — [[t]əpre̱ntɪsʃɪp[/t]] apprenticeships N VAR Someone who has an apprenticeship works for a fixed period of time for a person who has a particular skill in order to learn the skill. Apprenticeship is the system of learning a skill like this. After… …   English dictionary

  • apprenticeship — ap|pren|tice|ship [ ə prentıs,ʃıp ] noun count or uncount employment as an apprentice: serve an apprenticeship (=work as an apprentice): At 16, he served an apprenticeship as a commercial paint sprayer. a. someone s early experiences in a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • apprenticeship — n. to fill; serve an apprenticeship * * * [ə prentɪsʃɪp] serve an apprenticeship to fill …   Combinatory dictionary

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