Tag trainee

The current Trainee forum tag.

Trainees, also known as the Trainee rank, is the current staff member rank below the Moderator rank. They are the first type of staff. Trainees were formerly known as Helpers aka the Helper rank. Acquiring the rank rewards the player with the orange TRAINEE tag. There are currently 12 Trainees. Anybody is able to apply here: A player can also be chosen if the Staff team notices they have performed exceptionally in any way. As of now, there is no rank requirement to apply for Trainee.
New Trainee
Trainee forum tag (current)

The previous Trainee forum tags.

Helper forum tag (current)

The Helper forum tag before deprecation.

Helper forum tag (previous)

The previous Helper forum tag.

However, not everyone can become a Trainee. Trainees need to have shown dedication to the server, and helpfulness. Also, there is a 14 year+ age limit, but you can bypass it if you are younger. You will need 2.1 day minimum of ingame time when applying. Players need to have their application accepted to become a Trainee. If a player's application gets accepted, they move onto the interview stage. This is when an application moderator is assigned to interview a candidate for Trainee to see if they're ready to take on the job. If they're successful in both the application stage and the interview stage, they are granted a 2-month trial; after the trial, they are either promoted to Moderator or removed from the staff team entirely.
Trainee chat tag (current)

The previous Trainee chat tag.

 Trainees can also be Builders, though this does not happen often.
Helper chat tag (current)

The Helper chat tag before deprecation.

Information Edit

Trainee is the earliest rank of the Mineplex staff rank system. They assist Moderators with their activities. The basics they are given once promoted are limited ban and mute commands. There are many of them due to server size and are split into two groups; on average, 3-10 US and EU Trainees are accepted biweekly.

Trainee Chat Updated

The current Trainee tag.

To become a Trainee, players need to make sure they exceed the requirements and stand out within the community, not copying and pasting the same message, but proving yourself. Players can start small; few people may notice them at first but that shouldn't stop them from achieving the rank.

Players must answer all questions given to them across the application. Missing questions will lead to their application being denied. Players need to make sure they are mature in-game, on the forums, and on TeamSpeak before applying. Future Trainees should also have a positive attitude present with them in-game at all times.

Trainees' as the name suggests, are Moderators in Training; undergoing a initial 2 month trial before they're either promoted and become a full Moderator or are demoted.

During their trial, they will be evaluated by Trainee Mentors and Trainee Mentoring Assistants who will spend time working with the Trainee. Their main responsibilities within the trial are:

  • Submitting Staff Reports (Called SR's) - A form that Trainees submit in order to increase the severity of their punishment (as trainees can only punish for severity 1 offenses).
  • Maintaining Forum Activity - Being active on the forums, in order to talk and communicate with the community.
  • Maintaining Slack Activity - Being active within the discussions of the staff team.
  • Maintaining In-Game Activity - Being active within the actual Mineplex server/network.


  • Trainees that fail to meet the criteria for promotion will be demoted. However, it's possible to get a demotion at any time in the trial.
  • The rank a player has when applying does not matter.

List of Current Trainees Edit

A full, updated list of all Trainees can be found on the official staff list.

Main article: Updates

November 24, 2016 - UHC Update Edit

  • [Changed] The trainee tag color was changed from aqua to gold, in order to not be confused with the Eternal Rank.

February 4, 2016 - Trainee Apps Update Edit

  • [Removed] Requirement of a premium rank to apply was removed.

May 13th, 2015 - UHC Update Edit

  • [Changed] Helpers renamed to Trainees, to indicate that Trainees are still in training, and can still make mistakes.

December 21st, 2014 Edit

  • [Changed] Helpers' tag colour changed from green to aqua, to prevent confusion with the new Legend Rank

Trivia Edit

  • Before Helpers were renamed to Trainee, if a person was a Helper and a Builder at once, they would be named a "Happer" by the community