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The Peoples Professional Development Associate Program (PDA) provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to immerse themselves in the financial industry and gain valuable real-world experience. Peoples Bank's culture of career coaching, mentoring, supportive managers, and accessible senior leadership helps you prepare for the first steps in your career journey. Example scenarios in the Program include:
As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to build an extensive network through our mentorship pairings. You will be paired with a Peoples Bank Executive Management Team member and a former Professional Development Associate. They will serve as your mentors throughout the program, helping you to reach and achieve your professional goals. These mentors are easily accessible and are there to answer any questions you may have along the way. They will help guide you and act as a reference to you as you navigate through the early stages of your career.
The program is structured around a series of rotations in various areas of the company, enabling you to gain exposure to different lines of business while growing and expanding your skill sets. These rotations give you a well-rounded and first-hand look at how Peoples operates within each department and as a whole. The departments you work with will ask you to provide feedback to specific projects and processes, allowing you to provide value and add meaning in a real-world setting.
You will be given the best training possible to prepare you for a career in the financial industry. At the end of your training, you will be qualified to serve in a customer-facing or operationally focused role. The program generally places candidates as branch managers or strategic analysts where further development and training will prepare you for a variety of careers in the financial services industry. The program is designed to develop your talent by providing you a foundation of skills and experiences that will help you shape your lifelong career.
All Professional Development Associates benefit from our employee PEBO Perks:
The Professional Development Program is generally a 12-15 month program. The program is structured in a two phase approach with a combination of foundational and specialized rotations.
Peoples accepts applications and resumes anytime throughout the year. Professional Development Associates are usually hired in groups around December and May, but hiring may occur at additional times.
Anyone with a bachelor's degree has the opportunity to apply. All majors are welcome.
Yes, this is a full-time unique career opportunity for college graduates who are looking to enter the financial services industry.
Yes. You will travel throughout our footprint. This offers you the opportunity to see the diversity of our footprint while interacting with all departments. We will provide accommodations and travel reimbursement when you do travel.
During your time in the Professional Development Program you will live in Marietta, Ohio. After your time in the program you have the opportunity to relocate within our footprint.
At Peoples, you will have the ability to coach and be coached by your peers and other associates, including members of the executive team. This coaching based environment contributes to the personal and professional growth of all associates. Peoples is also dedicated to transforming its communities and enhancing the lives of its individuals and families - working together, building success.
If you are a Career Center Counselor interested in inviting Peoples to recruit on your campus, please email your request to HumanResources@pebo.com
“I valued the opportunity to be exposed to the various aspects of the bank, from top to bottom. This allowed me to gain a thorough understanding of the industry, company and culture that will set me up for success in future roles within the company.” - Hannah G., Program Graduate, Ohio University.
“By the time I completed the program, I developed the knowledge, skill set and network required to be promoted in any line of business at Peoples Bank.” -James T., Program Graduate, The Ohio State University
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