Entry: novitiate (n.)
In context: "...especially if they jet off to some novitiate-pro Satellite circuit for the summer..."
Definition: The state or time of being a novice or beginner in anything; a period of initiation, apprenticeship, or probation.
Other: In general, the term is used more often to denote a novice in a religious order.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary