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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

We're hiring junior/senior level undergraduate and MBA/graduate students for our 2020 Internship Program. All internships are full-time, paid opportunities located primarily in the Salt Lake area.

The program gives students the opportunity to experience hands-on work as a member of one of our key corporate departments. Our interns are given projects that allow them to contribute to that particular business group while gaining a broader knowledge of the banking industry.

Zions Bancorporation d/b/a Zions Bank