Trainee is a class type that presents in Fire Emblem Gaiden/Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Trainee classes possess low bases but have multiple promotion stages.
In Gaiden, the only Trainee class in the game is the Villager. The class is able to change into almost every first-tier class in the game.
Male Villagers can promote to:
Female Villagers can promote to:
In addition, Dread Fighters can promote back into Villagers.
In The Sacred Stones, the Trainee classes comprise of Pupil, Journeyman, and Recruit. In this game, Trainees automatically promote at level 10 before the start of a chapter. If both routes in game has been completed, the classes gain the ability to class change into a Super Trainees.
There was also the Probation Flier class, which is an unused class that existed in early development and was probably a Trainee type class.
In Three Houses, the Trainee classes comprise of Noble and Commoner. The starting classes of students at the Officers Academy, these classes have access to various weapon types and movement types that they can advance through via training. Upon reaching a minimum rank in one of these areas they can promote to: