Your Apprenticeship within Kebec begins as soon as you arrive. The arrival of the Supply Ship is an Event that Every Skills Master anxiously awaits in order to recruit an Apprentice. Don't be fooled though, an Apprenticeship is both an honour and a curse. Fail your indentured Master and you may find yourself living in the street with no place else to go, but the Bastille.
Those unlucky enough, to not be offered an Apprenticeship, have limited choices. Being a Soldier isn't so bad. You get to stay out after curfew and maybe catch a few arrows while on guard duty. If you end up looking like a pin cushion, you may want to become a Tailor.
Apprentice Indentures are Legal Contracts!
Your Name, be Proud of it. You only get one. If you Can't Read or Write, just set your Mark X, and carry-on. You May Find the Time Later to Learn your letters.
Once you are indentured, your life belongs to the Master. It is their Job to Feed, Clothe and Shelter You until such a time as they deem you worthy of your 1st Skills Test. Be Warned; Fail any Skills Test, and you may find the Master very unhappy. It is not uncommon for any Master, to barter or trade an Indenture Contract, sometimes to be rid of an unworthy Apprentice or to simply recoup their investment to someone willing to pay them.