Leadership Development Program

Build Your Skills. Challenge Yourself. Make Your Mark. 

Turn Your Degree Into a Career.  The Next Step in Your Leadership Journey Starts Now.

Our Leadership Development Program is designed to train recent university graduates in operations management and prepare them to assume a general manager position within 3 to 5 years.  Training begins with 4-weeks at our World Headquarters office in Dallas, Texas, then continues for an additional 12 to 15 months in one of our 150 yard locations in the United States.  Candidates will gain hands on experience in all positions within Operations progressing up to supervisor responsibilities with the ultimate goal of becoming a General Manager.  

In order to be considered you must have the following qualifications:

  • Completion of a 4 year degree in the last 18 months.
  • Must be willing to relocate during the program.
  • Proven leadership ability that supports an environment of employee growth and development, interdepartmental teamwork and exceptional customer service.
  • Excellent communication skill, both written and verbal.
  • Able to handle a multitude of tasks in an intense, ever-changing environment.
  • Must be flexible in terms of working hours.
  • Must be willing to travel.


Our 2016 LDP class has just begun!  Keep checking back for updates and recruiting information for the 2017 LDP Class.


 Hear From Some of Our Success Stories.

“Copart, and the excellent execution of the LDP program, has afforded me skills, abilities and opportunities that few positions can rival. It has enabled me the financial freedom to own my own house and invest in my future, training and encouragement to pursue my Master Degree, and above all, the opportunity to work for a company that invests and cares for its employees. If I had to do it all over again, little if anything would be done differently. It’s had such a lasting impact on me that I, have and continue to, actively recruit for potential candidates.” –Ben Bower, General Manager, Yard 138


“The kind of intense industry exposure that you receive in the program will put you years ahead of your peers in terms of business knowledge and experience. After 6 years with Copart, I have more hands on leadership experience and business management abilities than peers of mine with other companies.” – Alden Underhill, Manager, Global Business Processes, World Headquarters


“Copart values a work life balance.  No one day is the same.  You will work with diverse groups of people day in and day out.  We are leaders in our industry and are not afraid of changing at a moment’s notice when it comes to any policies or procedures.  Everyone is committed to working together and helping each other succeed.  Once people start here, they tend to stay for a long time.” – Sal Ortiz, General Manager, Yard 6