Definition of apprenticeship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈprentɪʃɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈprentɪʃɪp//
[countable, uncountable]
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a period of time working as an apprentice; a job as an apprentice She was in the second year of her apprenticeship as a carpenter. He had served his apprenticeship as a plumber. Apprenticeships were becoming more difficult to find. Culture In Britain apprenticeships are a system of training in which young people learn while working in a particular area of work in order to gain knowledge, skills and qualifications in that area.
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