The Eläinrata Junior Training Program is a program to train potential members of the Order of Eläinrata who are below sixteen years of age. The minimum age required to become a trainee is fourteen and a House may never take in more Juniors, junior trainees in this program, than one tenth of its total number of trainees.
The shortest possible duration of the program is two years for fourteen year olds and a year and a half for fifteen year olds. This is unlike the one year track for regular trainees, because general education is also incorporated.
In late Phoenix Era, a similar program existed that allowed orphaned teenagers to join the Order of Eläinrata rather than going to an orphanage. Sometimes, orphans who felt they were being abused in their orphanage also took shelter in the Order and later took training to become knights.