Management Association Program
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Management Associate Program

The management associate program is available for college graduates who are interested in retail banking. Upon successful completion of this program, the Management Associates graduate as mid-level Financial Services Associates in our branch system. In addition, the long-term goal for this program is to develop individuals who, in the future, can step into the position of Branch Manager with ease, confidence and enthusiasm.

Program Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in any major
  • Must possess a genuine interest in learning and working in the retail banking profession
  • Previous work history in retail/sales
  • Demonstrated commitment to hard work
  • Above average interpersonal and communications skills
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Self starter

Program Highlights

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location for training: Gulfport, MS
  • Location after training: within our footprint (MS, TX, LA, AL, FL)
  • Program Components: classroom sessions, team projects, case studies, computer-based training, mentor program and on-the-job training in all the major areas of the company

Program Curriculum

Associates will participate in the following curriculum during their 6-month training:

  • Computer-based training of compliance
  • Teller School and on-the-job training of teller position
  • Observation in Items Processing
  • Product Knowledge training
  • Salespro Deposits training
  • Salespro Loans training and on-the-job training of FSA position
  • On-the-job training in Direct Banking (a.k.a. Loan By Phone)
  • Observation in Central Underwriting
  • Observation in Lending Services
  • Observation in Deposit Services
  • Observation in Recoveries
  • Presentation from Business Partners (i.e., Mortgage, Trust and Asset Management and Treasury Services)
  • Presentation from Retail Services and Branch Audit
  • Presentation from Sales Administration
  • Bank Simulation Exercise
  • Assigned reports and final cumulative exam