What Is Journey Level Experience?

The term “journey level experience” refers to a skilled person more experienced at her trade than a trainee, but not yet fully licensed in her own right. In some trades, the person is subject to limitations on the work she can undertake.

A person with journey level experience is also referred to as a journeyman. Although the term does indicate that the person has less than master level experience, a journeyman is still competent at her trade and considered experienced enough to work mostly unsupervised. The word has its origins in Middle English from the French word “journée,” meaning “day.”