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Banker Development Program

Program Overivew

 The National Bank of Arizona Banker Development Program is part of a broader corporation-wide strategy to educate, develop and grow well-rounded banking professionals with strong analytical and relationship management skills. The program targets recent college graduates who are looking to enter the banking industry and will provide challenging training and career guidance that will prepare the participants for various aspects of working at National Bank of Arizona.  

What does the Banker Development Program offer?

  • Exposure to vast career opportunities at National Bank of Arizona
  • A solid foundation in the basics of banking and credit
  • A defined career path that begins as a Credit Analyst and evolves into a Sales or Portfolio Management role 
  • Opportunity to apply finance and accounting skills to credit and business risk analysis

Program Structure
The program consists of two phases that focus on education, experience and exposure.

Training Phase (3-4 months): The Training Phase focuses on learning with a classroom-based approach. Participants complete the Credit Foundations Program, as well as receive professional development and bank-specific administrative training. 

Analysts also participate in:

  • Case studies and discussion sessions to review concepts introduced in self-study materials
  • Training to perform credit underwriting according to bank policy
  • Bank compliance and regulatory training courses
  • Introductions to senior leadership
  • Opportunity to get exposure to other Zions Bancorporation divisions 

Rotational Phase (12-18 months): The primary objective of the rotational phase is on-the-job training. Participants go through a structured rotation system that offers in-depth exposure to various divisions within the Bank.

Potential business line rotation opportunities are:

  • Commercial Lending
  • Real Estate Banking Group
  • Private Banking
  • Retail Banking

At NB|AZ we are committed to building a learning environment to grow our future leaders.


Grow Your Career Through the Elevate Program

At National Bank of Arizona, we recognize that it is the expertise and experience of our local bankers that make us unique. The Elevate program is a step-by-step way for bankers to build their skills and grow in the company. Through Elevate, you can:  

  • Grow your knowledge of financial services;
  • Achieve new levels of approval authority;
  • Learn specialized solutions to strengthen clients; and
  • Deepen your understanding of technology to enhance the client experience.

National Bank of Arizona a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC