An information technology (IT) trainee is a person who has just started their career in the IT field. They are responsible for learning all aspects of computer systems, hardware, software and networking. The trainee will be given on-the-job training to become proficient in the use of various technologies such as operating systems, programming languages and database management systems. In addition to technical skills, they may also learn customer service skills and how to troubleshoot problems when something goes wrong with IT equipment or applications. As an IT Trainee develops their knowledge and experience over time, they can move into more advanced roles within the IT industry.