Management Development Program

Our 2024 Class is Full!

Young professional man working

Earn as you learn

NBT Bank’s Management Development Program is a full-time position offering a year-long learning experience similar to an internship; providing an inside look at the business of banking and financial services.

If you’re a recent college graduate or early-career professional with an interest in the industry and a desire to jump start your career, we’re looking for you!

Recruitment for our 2025 Class will begin in the Fall of 2024.

Get to know us

NBT is home to a diverse array of career paths and opportunities – Explore them and discover how they align with your skills and passions.

Completion of the Management Development Program will prepare participants to assume full-time critical roles in:

  • Branch management
  • Commercial banking
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Operations
  • Wealth management
  • Risk management
Why choose NBT Bank; 140 locations, 7 states, 1800 plus employees, 4 times top rated by Forbes.

Benefits of the Program

  • Learn the business of banking and financial services through foundational hands-on experiences
  • Personal access to executives including networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Significant advancement and learning opportunities
  • Flexible career pathing
  • Hands-on coaching, mentoring, combination of team-based and individual learning/development
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Tuition reimbursement Program
  • Proven Program ~ Over 10 years of successful graduates!
A MDP graduate leading a training session
David Gray

“The versatile nature of the MDP program has allowed me to not only explore my career interests in banking, but also the unique ability to take on meaningful projects for upper management. The support and leadership that NBT offers to help its young talent learn is unmatched.”

- David Gray

Wade Burke

“With joining this program at NBT I will be able to grow my career, build relationships, and be exposed to new challenges while adding value to the company. I am excited to learn as much as I can during this year!”

- Wade Burke

Rose Warner

“One of my favorite parts of being an MDP was the people I got to meet along the way. Working in different departments, I was exposed to a variety of people who had different skills, different career paths, and different interests. Interacting with this large network of people, I learned a lot beyond the daily tasks of their job.”

- Rose Warner


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or related field required
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA desired
  • Prior work and volunteer experience desired


  • Strong communication skills
  • Organizational, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and influence others
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • 3+ years’ experience (minimum) with Microsoft Office suite
The current management development program class

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NBT Bank is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports a diversified environment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status, recently separated veterans, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking or any other class protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy applies to all terms of employment.