A trainee is someone who is working and learning at the same time to earn a qualification in a certain field, under an official training agreement. This is different from learning a trade.

Trainees are employees who are part of a structured program that combines work and study. They work for an employer and at the same time, are working towards a qualification related to their job, but not a trade certificate. For example, someone might be a trainee in business administration, learning the ropes of the job while also completing coursework or training modules to get a formal certification in that field.

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