Ready to Fast Track Your Career
As one of the nation’s fastest growing financial services companies, we’re known for our innovative spirit, friendly atmosphere, and both personal and professional growth opportunities. Here, skills are honed, experience is one of a kind, and ambition is rewarded. You’ll get a meaningful, unique experience that will help you kick off a successful career.
Our Early Career Development Program (ECDP) ensures that you get a versatile, interesting mix of experience in various disciplines and fields - with mentors and peers to support you along the way. By the end of your program, you’ll have a great understanding of where your interests lie, and which role would be a great fit for you.
Our programs will help you hone a core set of fundamental skills, such as critical thinking and analysis, project management, and written and verbal communication. With opportunities in the corporate functions, as well as commercial and consumer banking, you’ll find a program to get your career on the fast track.
Don’t just take it from us.
Hear some of our ECDP alum share the impact of the program on their early careers.
What’s your favorite benefit or perk as a Citizens colleague?
"My favorite Citizens benefit is the free financial planning sessions. I’ve received a lot of great advice about paying my student loans, investing, buying a home in the future, and preparing for retirement." - Spencer B. | Consumer Banking and Enterprise Experience Development Program
"Citizens supports colleagues with a balance of their work and life. They encourage colleagues to care for their mental and physical health by offering counseling and physical therapy. Additionally, colleagues receive highly rated benefits, like access to fitness centers, and more." - Emily N. | Internal Audit Development Program
How has your time in the early career program influenced your personal or professional development?
"I’ve had many networking and presenting opportunities that helped me grow and be more comfortable in professional settings. As a recent college graduate, adjusting to a corporate environment can be challenging, but ECDP has eased the transition." - Alexa B. | Consumer Banking and Enterprise Experience Development Program
"My time as an ECDP colleague positively influenced my professional development from being exposed to so many in-person and virtual networking opportunities. With each event, I was able to work on my professional brand while building my network of colleagues and connections." - Jazmina S. | Human Resources Development Program
How did you feel supported by our culture and community?
"I received overwhelming support from my managers throughout the different rotations. Even with their busy work schedules, they took the time to invest in my career and answer all my questions." - Alfonso R. | Corporate Security and Resilience Development Program
"Everyone you encounter here is supportive and wants the best for you and your career. They take the time to share their background, experience, and advice, which is crucial to anyone early in their career. This allows you to explore your interests and learn about different areas within Citizens." - Haig M. | Corporate Finance and Accounting Development Program
Hear what others had to say:
"Throughout my ECDP rotations, I enjoyed networking and learning about other people’s backgrounds and skill sets. I met colleagues from other departments that I otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to network with." - Annie Z. | Commercial Banking Development Program
"ECDP provided me with a platform to connect with people from different business lines, which helped build my network and gain perspective." - Ivy J. | Human Resources Development Program
"Throughout the ECDP trainings and my Audit rotations, I received career advice from colleagues that have successful careers. I’m able to emulate what works for them and incorporate what works for me." - Connor S. | Internal Audit Development Program
"I’ve taken advantage of the benefits offered by the Citizens Technology division, such as the badging program. I’ve began infrastructure badging, and I believe this will help me grow my knowledge and be well-rounded. I hope to earn various badges this year and share the knowledge I’ve gained with others." - Dyan C. | Technology Development Program
"Citizens has one of the best cultures on Wall Street. You rarely run into someone that is not willing to help you when you have a question. The collaborative environment allows you to work with people from other parts of the bank on projects." - Jarrett C. | Commercial Banking Development Program
"Given the unique, fast-paced nature of the program, 12 months in Capital Markets gives more hands-on experience than a traditional finance role. I’ve been able to wear multiple hats and find my passion, while being supported by senior bankers who’ve provided me with new opportunities and guidance." - Maddie I. | Capital Markets & Advisory Development Program
"ECDP allowed me to experience different teams at Citizens and immediately build a great network, at the start of my career, across all levels of the organization. It was a great transition from college to becoming a professional." - Sanjay S. | Commercial Banking Development Program