Busey's Leadership Development Institute provides a unique and comprehensive learning experience focused on Commercial Banking and Wealth Management by engaging participants in an intensive 24-month training track through our highest revenue producing business lines, learning how to drive value and create meaningful impact.
The innovative curriculum and experiences provide candidates foundational skills and specialized insight into Commercial Banking and Wealth Management at Busey while immersing participants into our relationship-focused culture--ultimately developing a strong associate who understands customer needs and can deliver compelling strategies and solutions through a personalized, holistic review of the client.
During the program, you will be based in our corporate headquarters in Champaign, Illinois, the foundation of Busey's 150+ year history, and an intentional arrangement that offers exposure to Busey's executive and senior leadership. You will also have opportunities to travel to other markets across the Busey footprint and interact with associates amongst all business lines through formal rotations and day-to-day responsibilities performing the Credit Analyst and Financial Planning functions.
The newest cohort of Busey's Leadership Development Institute will begin in early June 2023. "Bridge" employment opportunities are available leading up to the program start for those who are eligible.
Career paths following program graduation are in either Commercial Banking or Wealth Management, with roles such as a Commercial Portfolio Manager or a Wealth Advisor Planner, leading to future opportunities as a Commercial Relationship Manager, Private Wealth Advisor or Fiduciary Advisor. These roles are based across Busey's various markets and individual placement will be subject to business need at that time.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Commercial/Credit experience offers a structured credit training program, where participants develop an understanding of credit products, lending practices, and financial analysis. Participants will work on live commercial loan requests alongside commercial lenders across Busey's footprint, serving customers in a variety of different industries
Wealth Management experience offers a training program that provides substantial exposure to talented teams leading specialized functions. Participants will earn their Wealth Management Specialist (WMS) designation and gain the knowledge required to successfully prepare a financial plan including data gathering, analyzing and writing summary statements, and presenting to both clients and prospects
Curriculum Rotations: Participants will be introduced to the company's products, services and processes that will foster the skills and knowledge needed to make valuable contributions to our company
Commercial rotations include departments like relationship and treasury management, service support and compliance, loan review and special assets
Wealth Management rotations include wealth and fiduciary advisors, investment and retirement plan services, private client managers and compliance teams
Other department rotations include personal banking and various back-office functions like operations, IT, risk and finance
WHAT YOU WILL BRING
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
An interest in working in the Commercial Lending and Wealth Management industries
Self-motivated and competitive with a high degree for attention to detail and accuracy, strong organization, and time management skills
Ability to grow a balanced network and build relationships across the organization - allowing for deeper enrichment and understanding of all bank functions
Basic/intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and ability to learn Busey's core systems
EDUCATION, TRAINING & STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Financial Planning & Services or other business-related graduate
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
Participation in community or school-based organizations or equivalent work experience
Flexibility to travel within Busey's markets including but not limited to: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Florida
Busey believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Equal Opportunity Employment is a priority for Busey and all qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, military status, veterans status, citizenship status, disability, order of protection or any other characteristic protected by applicable law or other non-merit based factors.
As of June 30, 2019, First Busey Corporation (Nasdaq: BUSE) was a $9.61 billion financial holding company headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.
Busey Bank, a wholly-owned bank subsidiary with total assets of $7.66 billion as of June 30, 2019, is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois and has 44 banking centers serving Illinois, 13 banking centers in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area, five banking centers serving southwest Florida and a banking center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Through the Busey Wealth Management division, the Company provides asset management, investment and fiduciary services to individuals, businesses and foundations. As of June 30, 2019, assets under care were approximately $7.47 billion. Busey Bank owns a retail payment processing subsidiary, FirsTech, Inc., which processes approximately 28 million transactions per year using online bill payment, lockbox processing and walk-in payments at its 4,000 agent locations in 43 states. More information about FirsTech, Inc. can be found at firstechpayments.com.
Busey Bank was named among Forbes' 2019 Best-In-State Banks—one of five in Illinois and 173 from across the country, equivalent to 2.8% of all banks. ...Best-In-State Banks are awarded for exceptional customer experiences as determined by a survey sample of 25,000+ banking customers who rated banks on trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice.
TheBANK of Edwardsville, a wholly-owned bank subsidiary of the Company with total assets of $1.95 billion as of June 30, 2019, is headquartered in Edwardsville, Illinois and has 19 banking centers. Through TheBANK of Edwardsville Wealth Management division, the Company provides asset management, investment and fiduciary services to individuals, businesses and foundations. As of June 30, 2019, assets under care were approximately $1.50 billion.
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