Apprenticeships & Internships

Banking Apprenticeship Opportunity 

A Banking Apprenticeship is a paid position providing on-the-job training that allows you to learn job functions within the banking industry while working side-by-side with our team of experienced bankers and attending classes. First Bank is proud to partner with Harper College to offer students a two-year paid apprenticeship. This on-the-job training and educational opportunity will open doors and provide first-hand experience and insight into the world of banking.

Position Overview

The Banking Apprenticeship is a two-year program with 12-week semesters. Classes are held two days per week through Harper College. Apprentices work three or four days per week at First Bank; have a dedicated mentor; and are assigned to two years of hands-on experience in Retail Banking and/or Banking Operations.

Apprentices who complete the Banking Apprenticeship will earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management, a certification from the United States Department of Labor indicating they are fully qualified for their occupation, combined with two years of banking experience.

Benefits

Considered regular full-time employees, Banking Apprentices are eligible for First Bank’s comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401k plan; paid time off; and profit sharing. Click here to view our Employee Benefits.

First Bank pays for class hours attended. In addition, all training costs, tuition, fees and books are covered by First Bank.

Career opportunities are available to move into upon graduation.

Eligibility

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One to two years of work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are a plus
  • Additional education and/or training is helpful 

To Apply

Check out First Bank’s Career information web page. Applications for the Apprenticeship Program are accepted during the months of January and February of each year when available. Please visit First Bank’s Careers page for more information: www.firstbankhp.com/Careers.

Banking Apprenticeship Opportunity 

A Banking Apprenticeship is a paid position providing on-the-job training that allows you to learn job functions within the banking industry while working side-by-side with our team of experienced bankers and attending classes. First Bank is proud to partner with Harper College to offer students a two-year paid apprenticeship. This on-the-job training and educational opportunity will open doors and provide first-hand experience and insight into the world of banking.

Position Overview

The Banking Apprenticeship is a two-year program with 12-week semesters. Classes are held two days per week through Harper College. Apprentices work three or four days per week at First Bank; have a dedicated mentor; and are assigned to two years of hands-on experience in Retail Banking and/or Banking Operations.

Apprentices who complete the Banking Apprenticeship will earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management, a certification from the United States Department of Labor indicating they are fully qualified for their occupation, combined with two years of banking experience.

Benefits

Considered regular full-time employees, Banking Apprentices are eligible for First Bank’s comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401k plan; paid time off; and profit sharing. Click here to view our Employee Benefits.

First Bank pays for class hours attended. In addition, all training costs, tuition, fees and books are covered by First Bank.

Career opportunities are available to move into upon graduation.

Eligibility

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One to two years of work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are a plus
  • Additional education and/or training is helpful 

To Apply

Check out First Bank’s Career information web page. Applications for the Apprenticeship Program are accepted during the months of January and February of each year when available. Please visit First Bank’s Careers page for more information: www.firstbankchicago.com/Careers.

Summer Internship

Looking for a Summer Internship in the financial industry? Our paid Internship Program is full-time and lasts 10-12 weeks. The program typically starts in late May and ends in early August.Intern Test

The Summer Internship Program at First Bank will get you fully immersed in community banking—both consumer and commercial banking. We are looking for college students with sophomore or junior standing, majoring in: Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, IT and Human Resources.

While you will be assigned a specific role within a department, our program will give you full exposure to all areas of the Bank. Regular “Lunch and Learns,” meeting observations, job shadowing, off-site visits and department presentations are just a few of the ways we get you involved.

To Apply: Check out First Bank’s Career Information web page. Applications for Summer Intern positions are accepted during the month of January each year when available. Please visit the First Bank Careers page for more information: www.firstbankhp.com/Careers  

Summer Internship

Looking for a Summer Internship in the financial industry? Our paid Internship Program is full-time and lasts 10-12 weeks. The program typically starts in late May and ends in early August.Intern Test

The Summer Internship Program at First Bank will get you fully immersed in community banking—both consumer and commercial banking. We are looking for college students with sophomore or junior standing, majoring in: Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, IT and Human Resources.

While you will be assigned a specific role within a department, our program will give you full exposure to all areas of the Bank. Regular “Lunch and Learns,” meeting observations, job shadowing, off-site visits and department presentations are just a few of the ways we get you involved.

To Apply: Check out First Bank’s Career Information web page. Applications for Summer Intern positions are accepted during the month of January each year when available. Please visit the First Bank Careers page for more information: www.firstbankchicago.com/Careers 

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