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Leadership Training Program

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The Leadership Training Program is a rotational training program designed to provide the tools necessary for individuals to excel in a career in banking. Over the course of the 9- to 12-month training program, individuals will participate in a number of rotations in various departments. These rotations are the building blocks to develop, or enhance, a solid foundation in banking. Your progression through the training program rotations will be managed by a member of our training and development staff. You will benefit from the insights and support of a team of coaches. These experienced professionals will mentor you throughout the process and can help you determine what might be the best career path for you within the bank. 


The Teller window is the frontline of the bank and the first step in training. This rotation teaches the basics of customer transactions, including how to refer customers to other departments within the bank, vault management, ATM maintenance, and navigating customer portfolios.

New Accounts

In this rotation, trainees develop a thorough command of bank products and the ability to target those products to fit the needs of your customers. Learn how to evaluate customer accounts and make sound financial decisions. An introduction to some basic elements of branch management is also included. 

Customer Service

This stage of training offers real-life experience in providing service to customers over the phone and helping resolve inquiries. This is an excellent opportunity to develop communication skills and gain the confidence to approach a multitude of banking topics. You will also strengthen your familiarity with our bank’s computer systems and increase the ability to navigate your resources. 

Applying Is Easy!

If you would like to understand the world of banking, learn from experienced professionals, and move your career in the right direction, our Leadership Training Program may be just the right match for you!

Applications for this position are accepted periodically throughout the year. When applications are being accepted for this role, this position will appear in our list of current employment opportunities.  The list of current employment opportunities can be found by selecting Employment Opportunities on the left navigation column of this page, or by selecting the Employment Opportunities tile on our main Careers page.


"The Leadership Trainee program was a vital part of my continuing growth here at First American. Being fresh out of college and new to banking, this program was just what I needed to cultivate solid banking fundamentals and more specifically learn about FAB culture. Here customers are the number one priority and this holistic program allows you to see how each department/role fits into that."

CJ, Personal Banker 

"I entered the Leadership Trainee program having no prior experience in the banking industry. The program allowed me to gain valuable experience during the Teller, Personal Banking, and Customer Service rotations. The training staff is extremely supportive and willing to work with you to find a position that fits your skillset and interests." 

Adam, BSA Specialist

"The Leadership Trainee Program was perfect for someone like me: eager to learn and no banking experience whatsoever. After gaining some departmental experience, I chose a position in the Legal Department as a Commercial Loan Documentation Specialist. The Leadership Trainee Program is challenging, unique, and fun and it truly sets you up for success here at First American Bank."

Alexa, Commercial Loan Documentation Specialist

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