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Commercial Leadership Training Program

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First American Bank’s Commercial Leadership Training Program provides our trainees a comprehensive introduction to a commercial banking career. Throughout the four- to six-month training program, the primary focus is on credit analysis and risk assessment. A combination of structured development, rotational learning and on-the-job training provides our Commercial Leadership Trainees (CLTs) exposure to the daily responsibilities of our Credit Analysts as well as our Relationship Managers, who average over 15 years with First American Bank.  

Structured development includes classes at First American Bank University (FABU) with other employees throughout the organization, including General Branch Information Training, Business Deposit Accounts and Sales/Relationship Building. Rotations include exposure to departments including Treasury Management, Trade Finance, Branch Operations and the Business Center, which allows our trainees to more fully understand the Commercial Loan Department’s relationship to other areas of the Bank. Throughout the program, our trainees have the opportunity to work side-by-side with our Credit Analysts, who provide financial analysis training and industry analysis training. This diverse training structure allows our trainees to get a full understanding of First American Bank’s culture, as well as provides us an opportunity to assess the trainees for leadership skills and personal drive for results. The longevity of our Relationship Managers, many of whom came through our programs, speaks to the success of our training!

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 Commercial 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.


"As soon as I started the Commercial Leadership Trainee program, I knew that I had joined an excellent organization where I would have opportunities to grow and begin a career in banking, as opposed to just a job. From my first day of training, I felt welcomed and I felt that I was part of the team. First American Bank’s open door policy meant that throughout my training I could always go to someone with questions and for guidance, whether it was a senior manager or seasoned commercial lender. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the First American Bank family."

Sebastian, Commercial Loan Analyst 

"Being a part of the Commercial Leadership Trainee program provided me with the retail and commercial knowledge needed to thrive in the banking industry. I am especially thankful for my fellow employees, many of whom took time out of their busy schedules to assist me with any questions I had during my training. I am proud to have completed the training program and move on to my current Commercial Loan Analyst position."  

Solomon, Commercial Loan Analyst

"After graduating college, the Commercial Leadership Trainee program was a perfect transition into the banking industry. This program provided an extensive introduction to many different departments at First American Bank. We were able to rotate through different departments such as asset based lending, treasury management, call center, business center, and the commercial loan department. This program helped me grow with the help of the amazing FAB staff. I am delighted to have been placed on the not-for-profit team in the commercial loan department as a Commercial Loan Analyst."

Courtney, Commercial Loan Analyst

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