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Career Development Opportunities

Last Updated: February 21, 2023

Among the most valuable benefits you can receive at the FDIC are training and development opportunities. There is no better way to increase your professional skills and to prepare yourself for advancement and greater responsibility.

  • FDIC training, on-the-job and informal sessions maximize your abilities and broaden your skills.
  • Training courses can prepare you for successful performance. For supervisors, course topics include equal opportunity employment, labor relations, workplace violence, performance management and management excellence. For all employees, course topics include ethics, contract administration, oversight management, fundamentals of contracting and diversity awareness.
  • We offer a variety of courses that help employees to achieve business results by improving their organizational performance. Courses include communications, contract, Equal Employment Opportunity and diversity, financial analysis, legal, management and supervisory, retirement planning, examination and Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) training.
  • The FDIC Career Management Program helps you to manage your career more effectively, and to take advantage of individual career counseling services.
  • Participating in professional associations and attending paid conferences keeps you on the leading edge of your profession.
  • Fellows and graduate programs for nominees within FDIC are fully paid and available to everyone, from aspiring leaders seeking additional managerial skills to government executives interested in gaining working knowledge of Congress.
  • External management training programs are available which focus on a variety of topics, from leading the process of change to developing high-performance teams to management skills for new managers.
  • External professional development opportunities are available with programs such as Graduate School USA, Graduate Schools of Banking, etc.
  • Tuition assistance for career-oriented classes in colleges, universities and professional schools increases your skills and prepares you for the next step in your career.
  • The L. William Seidman Center in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area is where most FDIC employees nationwide participate in technical training. Training at this state-of-the-art facility allows professionals to come together to learn and share ideas in a supportive environment. Most often, Examiners meet at the Center to train in core curriculum areas, including examination policy and procedures, automation, management and trust department examinations.
  • Nearly 200 FDIC employees are involved in our mentoring program. The program provides one-on-one partnering between junior employees and a more senior employee, offering the opportunity to learn about FDIC and your area of interest from an experienced employee.
  • The Expression of Interest Program (EOI) enables employees to assume new responsibilities by promoting short-term work assignments to other positions in the Corporation.