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Banker Development Program

“Being a great banker requires a broad-based understanding of our business. Through the Banker Development Program, the future leaders of our organization are receiving both knowledge and experience across the bank. At the same time, they are gaining valuable mentoring from the bank's current leadership." -Scott Anderson, CEO & President


Program Overivew

The Zions Banker Development Program is part of a broader corporation-wide strategy to educate, develop and retain the next generation of commercial lenders and credit professionals. The program targets recent college graduates who are looking to enter the banking industry and hone their craft. With a consistent bench strength of strong internal bankers, the bank is well positioned for future organizational needs.


What does the Banker Development Program offer?

  • Exposure to vast career opportunities at Zions Bank
  • A solid foundation in the basics of banking and credit
  • A defined career path that begins as a Credit Analyst and evolves into a sales or portfolio management role 
  • Opportunity to apply finance and accounting skills to credit and business risk analysis


Program Structure 

The program consists of two phases that focus on education, experience and exposure.

Training Phase (3-4 months): The Training Phase focuses on learning with a classroom-based approach. Participants complete the Credit Foundations Program, as well as receive professional development and bank-specific administrative training. 
Analysts also participate in:

  • Case studies and discussion sessions to review concepts introduced in self-study materials
  • Training to perform credit underwriting according to bank policy
  • Bank compliance and regulatory training courses
  • Introductions to senior leadership
  • Department tours to provide an overview of bank operations


Rotational Phase (12-18 months): The primary objective of the rotational phase is on-the-job training. Participants go through a structured rotation system that offers in-depth exposure to various divisions within the Bank.
Potential business line rotation opportunities are:

  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate Banking
  • Real Estate Banking Group
  • Agricultural Lending
  • Private Banking
  • Business Payments & Technology


Upon completion of the program, participants will be considered for permanent internal positions, such as assistant relationship officers, relationship managers, portfolio managers and more.

Internships at Zions Bank

Every year, we look to hire junior/senior level undergraduate and graduate students for our summer internship program, starting in May and running through mid-August. All internships are full-time, paid opportunities located primarily in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. In a typical year, applications are accepted mid-September though November for STEM positions and January though March for general positions. The available intern positions close as they are filled, so be sure to apply early to be considered.


Our internship program gives students the opportunity to experience hands-on work as a member of one of our core departments. Interns also enjoy networking opportunities together and presentations from company leaders. From special projects to collaborating with executives, students will leave feeling energized, knowledgeable, and excited about the banking and technology industry. 

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