METRO Trainee Application Form

    Trainee Details

    Please attach a photo of yourself. This photo should be head and shoulders facing the camera.

    Please attach an estimated budget outlining your financial plan throughout your traineeship

    Please attach completed Medical checkup (or have asked your Doctor to forward it to the METRO Committee)

    First Name

    Last Name



    Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)





    Home Phone

    Mobile Phone

    Email (required)

    Marital Status

    Spouse's Name (if applicable)

    Children's Name(s) (if applicable)

    If married with children, would you like to be considered for family funding?
    If yes, METRO, on behalf of your church, will negotiate with the relevant bodies for this funding.

    Proposed Trainer Details

    Name of Trainer

    Name of second Trainer (if applicable)

    Note: the METRO Committee requires that female trainees, have at least one female trainer who will be responsible for training in the area of Being like Jesus (with all the associated readings).

    Your Church

    Name of Church


    Name of Minister

    Minister's contact details

    Name of Session Clerk (required)

    Are you a Communicant Member of this church?


    How long have you been a Communicant member?

    Please detail your historical and current involvement at your church.

    Your Health

    Please complete a medical check-up according to this form:
    Medical Examination Report

    Do you suffer from any health problems that would limit your ministry ability? If so, describe them.

    Academic History

    Please list your Academic history and results starting with high school.

    Work History

    Please list your Work history since leaving high school.

    Working With Minors

    Have you ever had a finding of guilt or been convicted of abuse or neglect of a child under 18 years?

    Have you ever had any allegations or complaints made against you involving misconduct with children under the age of 18 years?

    Is there anything in your past that would call into question your suitability to be trusted with the care of children under 18 years?

    All METRO trainees are required to apply for an Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) by February of the first year of the traineeship with their local church and the PCV added to the organisations in which they’ll be working. Do you have a current WWCC as an Employee with the organisations updated (please circle one)?
    I already have an Employee WWCCI will apply for an Employee WWCC

    Please provide your current Working With Children Check (volunteer or employee) number

    Expires (dd/mm/yy)

    Have you read PCV’s “Safe Church” Policy & Code of Conduct in relation to working with children?
    An electronic copy is available in the ‘Resources’ section of the METRO website (

    It is a requirement that all trainees complete Safe Church training during their traineeship before they can graduate the traineeship (if they haven’t already). Please select one of the following:
    I have already completed Safe Church trainingI will complete Safe Church training during my traineeship

    All METRO trainees must complete the PCV Volunteer Approval Process (VAP) in their local church as a part of the application process. Have you completed VAP?

    Name of Safe Church Representative at your church

    Safe Church Representative Contact details

    Name of Character Referee Name (other than your minister)

    Referee Contact details

    About You

    Tell us how you became a Christian?

    List your personal strengths and explain how they are helpful to you:

    List your personal weaknesses and why they are a problem for you:

    About METRO

    Finish this sentence, “I want to be involved in METRO because…”

    If married, what does your spouse think about you becoming a METRO trainee? (or boyfriend/ girlfriend)

    It is likely that during METRO you will receive a smaller income than you have been used to. How will this affect you and (if applicable) your family?


    Describe your present relationship with your proposed trainer. Please give some detail.

    What do you think are your proposed trainer(s)’s strengths?

    What do you think are your proposed trainer(s)’s weaknesses?


    The information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge.
    I agree to attend the PYV Summer Camp intensive, Engage leadership conference, MTS challenge and METRO graduation and orientation lunch as a part of my traineeship.
    I authorise any churches listed in this application to give you any information they may have regarding my character and fitness for YouthMETRO.
    I release all such references from liability for any damage that may result from furnishing such evaluations to you, and I waive any right that I may have to inspect references provided on my behalf.
    Should my application be accepted, I agree to be bound by the PCV’s “Safe Church” Policy & Code of conduct, my signed contract, and the policies and decisions of the METRO Committee, and to refrain from unscriptural conduct in the performance of my services on behalf of YouthMETRO.

    By checking this box I agree to the Applicant's Statement (required)