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XV. Trainees

Section 1.

The employer may hire Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Technician trainees. To be hired as a trainee, an applicant must be no more than two years away from being fully qualified as a Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Technician. Trainees will be hired on temporary appointments.

Section 2.

If a trainee becomes qualified and is reclassified to a Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Technician position, time spent as a temporary employee will count towards completion of the appropriate probationary period.

Section 3.

Trainees will be hired at one of the two salary rates for Radio and Television Broadcast Technician that is closest to, but below, the entry rate for Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Technician. The rate that will be used will be based on how many months it will take the trainee to be qualified (12 or less, higher of the two rates; more than 12, the lower of the two rates). After becoming qualified the trainee will be reclassified and will be paid at the minimum rate for the Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Technician classification.

Section 4.

After suitable proficiency levels have been reached, the trainee may be assigned to fill in for Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Technicians. If the period of filling in is more than five consecutive work days. The trainee will receive the minimum salary of the Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Technician for that time period in excess of five work days.