|Origin:||recrute 'new growth, new soldiers', from Old French recroistre 'to grow up again'|
someone who has just joined the army, navy, or air force [↪ conscript]
new/raw/fresh recruit (=one who is completely untrained)
Drill sergeants have eight weeks to turn fresh recruits into soldiers.
someone who has recently joined an organization, team, group of people etc:
New recruits are sent to the Atlanta office for training.