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Metro Entry Level Trainee Program (ELTP)

Entry Level Opportunties

Recruitment for Metro’s 2020/21 Entry-Level Trainee Program is currently closed and our team is no longer accepting new applications. We look forward to sharing updates as information is made available.

Program Features

  • Designed to be an entry-level “Career Ladder” program for recent college graduates to gain work experience and the job skills needed to seek a full-time position within Metro or another company.
  • Establishes a pipeline for recent college graduates to gain entry-level or journey-level work experience as a Transportation Associate I.
  • Exposes recent college graduates to work assignments, projects and technical skills related to their college degree.
  • Identifies a “pool of proven performers” who are eligible to “fill new roles” that fit job skills developed over time within Metro or at another company.
  • Offers recent college graduates an opportunity to become the next generation of Metro’s workforce.

Program Goal

  • Recruit qualified applicants for entry-level work related to their college degree.
  • Establish a “Career Ladder” program, which enables recent college graduates to qualify for an entry-level full-time position.
  • Permits a starting point for upward mobility in a specific entry-level job classification
  • Creates a “Career Ladder” position classification at an entry level to best fit Metro’s business.


To be considered for ELTP participation, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university within the last two years.
  • Obtained a GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) or better.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident and eligible to work in the country as determined by the Department of Homeland Security and/or the U.S. Immigration Laws.

Terms and Conditions

  • Candidates for ELTP are subject to Metro’s pre-employment screenings, including a criminal background check.
  • ELTP participants may work up to 40 hours per week.
  • Pay rate is $22.14 per hour as a Transportation Associate I.
  • Metro does not provide paid vacation, holiday pay or flex time for participants.
  • Participants must adhere to Metro’s dress codes, and observe all safety rules and regulations at all times. 


  • Onboarding (i.e. new employee orientation)
  • Professional development training
  • Two in-service training sessions
  • Metro TAP Card
  • Paid sick time
  • Transit subsidy
  • Medical benefits
  • Eligible for medical benefits