Kick-start your career.

Peoples Bank’s Professional Development Associate (PDA) program provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to immerse themselves in the financial industry and gain valuable real-world experience. You’ll experience our culture of career coaching, mentoring, supportive managers and accessible senior leadership.

• Rotational Job Assignments
• Mentorship meetings with the President and CEO
• Network with leaders in various Lines of Business
• Travel throughout the Peoples Bank footprint

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Skills and experiences that will help you shape your career.

Executive Mentorships

As part of the program, you will build an extensive network through our mentorship pairings with a Peoples Bank Executive Management Team member and a former PDA. They will serve as your mentors throughout the program, helping you to reach and achieve your professional goals. These mentors are easily accessible and will 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.

Rotational Job Assignments

The program is structured around a series of rotations throughout the company, enabling you to gain exposure to different lines of business: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Credit, Insurance, Trusts and Investments, Finance, Accounting and Reporting and Operations (including Marketing and Human Resources). 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.

Management Training

Throughout the program, you will get hands-on management training in many areas of the bank’s operation. The program will prepare you to excel as a knowledgeable and well-rounded manager, from sales training to discipline-specific training in banking, investments, lending and insurance. Example training includes a week-long Relationships Sales Training focused on understanding the importance of building client and prospect relationships, leading to uncovering specific financial needs.

PEBO Perks

• Traditional full-time employee benefits

• 401(k) match (choose from a variety of investment options for your savings and the Bancorp contribution)

• Forgiveness Loan Program (assists you in obtaining your MBA)

• Student Loan Pay-Down (We will make a direct contribution to your student loan account)

• Employee Stock Purchase Program

Kayla Snider, Marietta College

“It is such an amazing opportunity to be fully immersed in every aspect of an organization to better understand the importance of each role. My time as a Professional Development Associate allowed me to gain real world knowledge and applicable skills that I will continue to fine tune throughout my career.”

Jack Hurd, The Ohio State

“The PDA program gave me a thorough understanding of the operations of both Peoples Bank and the financial services industry as a whole. I was given one-on-one access to people at all levels of every line of business and formed relationships that will last my entire career with Peoples.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the timeline of the program?

The Professional Development Program is generally a 12 to 15-month program. The program is structured in a two-phase approach with foundational and specialized rotations.

Who can apply?

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree can apply. All majors are welcome.

Does the program offer travel opportunities?

Yes, you will travel throughout our footprint. This offers you the opportunity to see the diversity of our communities while interacting with all departments. We will provide accommodations and travel reimbursement when you do travel.

What is the culture like at Peoples Bank?

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 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.

When does the program start?

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.

Is this a full-time career opportunity?

Yes, this is a full-time unique career opportunity for college graduates looking to enter the financial services industry.

Where will I live while going through the program?

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.

Peoples Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.
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