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Human Resources Associate Development Program

As a participant in the Human Resources Associate Development Program, you'll have the opportunity to be experience the full breadth and impact of the Human Resources function at the bank. The year-long program will exposure you to a multitude of HR business lines like recruiting, compensation and strategic communications — over the course of 3 - 4 rotations. You'll improve your project management and critical thinking skills while developing into an exceptional member of the HR team.


  • Opportunity for you to experience a 1-year program with rotations in various areas of Human Resources
  • Development of skills and knowledge necessary to support critical functions of the Human Resources apparatus
  • Exposure to Human Resource executives and senior leaders on a day-to-day basis
  • An established mentorship program designed to guide you through your first year
  • A competitive compensation program


  • Johnston, RI location at our new state-of-the-art campus
  • Prospective rotations across Recruiting, Strategic Communications, Compensation, Learning and Development, Employee Relations and HR Business Partners
  • Meaningful projects that impact significant parts of the candidate and colleague experience at the bank
  • Unique volunteer activities, networking events and business competitions that offer exposure to our customers, community and executives


  • 2-day orientation in downtown Boston with all bank-wide Early Career Development Program colleagues
  • Branch and customer site visits (such as the Harpoon Brewery)
  • Dedicated community service activities with your peers
  • Early Career Program development days
    • Several development/training days, where executives in the bank will speak to you 
      about high-level banking operations and offer advice on how to succeed
  • Strategic Challenge – All Early Career colleagues are split into mixed teams and assigned 
    an organizational problem
    • Over the first 3-months of the program, you and your team will schedule calls and 
      meetings to develop a plan to win and solve the problem statement
    • Your team will present to a panel of judges in September and the winning team will 
      be given the opportunity to present to an executive counsel the following month


  • Recent college grads have been placed in roles including HR Relationship Manager, HR Project Analyst and Compensation Analyst