An apprentice was a novice working in a field to gain experience and skills, in a time called apprenticeship.

On the Ba'ku planet, an apprenticeship could take up to thirty or forty years. (Star Trek: Insurrection)

Quark served as an apprentice when he was young, working for the District Sub-Nagus, an experience he ruined by failing to abide by Rule of Acquisition number 112, "Never have sex with the boss's sister." (DS9: "Playing God")

In 2369, Keiko O'Brien described Ferengi education as "a work-study approach, with apprenticeships in a wide range of business and economic fields". (DS9: "A Man Alone")

Hovath was the apprentice of the Sirah on Bajor by 2369. (DS9: "The Storyteller")

In 2370, Benjamin Sisko referred to his son Jake Sisko as "the new apprentice" when he reported to Miles O'Brien for his first day at work. (DS9: "Shadowplay")

On Barkon IV in 2370, an apprentice's leg was crushed by an anvil, which Data effortlessly lifted off his leg to the surprise of the Barkonians. (TNG: "Thine Own Self")

In the Ferengi Trade By-Laws, a Ferengi male was required to purchase an apprenticeship from a suitable role model as part of the Ferengi Attainment Ceremony. Based on this, Nog chose to become Benjamin Sisko's apprentice in 2371. (DS9: "Change of Heart")

When Kira Nerys was planning to move back to Bajor to become an artist in 2372, she had a friend in the capital city of Dahkur Province, who was willing to apprentice her. (DS9: "Accession")

In 2374, while working with the holographic Leonardo da Vinci to track down stolen equipment, Captain Kathryn Janeway reminded the artist, in an effort to help him accept Janeway's superior knowledge, that he once told her, he was a poor apprentice who could not surpass her master. (VOY: "Concerning Flight")

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