Professional Development Opportunities

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LinkedIn Learning

As a member of Team First Interstate, you will have access to LinkedIn Learning—an online education platform that helps you develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led video courses. LinkedIn Learning offers more than 14,000 courses in seven languages, allowing you to customize your education to help achieve your personal and professional goals.

Management Trainee Program

First Interstate offers an 18-month Management Trainee Program that develops existing and new talent. The program is promoted internally as well as to universities and recent graduates or those with comparable experience to a related degree within our footprint. Each trainee spends the first 12 months of the program rotating through different areas of the Bank. For the final six months, trainees work with mentors to select one or two areas of concentration for a deep-dive into expectations and responsibilities. Upon completion, each graduate may be offered a position of responsibility within First Interstate based on the individual’s interests and our needs. To learn more, please email

Pacific Coast Banking School

Each year, we offer promising individuals a place in the Pacific Coast Banking School’s three-year program. Members of senior management nominate individuals with great potential to become leaders within the Company. The program offers an intensive training in all banking-related matters. In addition to online and in-person trainings, students prepare a final thesis, with the top submissions selected for publication.

Leadership Development

With a geographic footprint covering six states, First Interstate is committed to understanding and supporting the markets in which it operates as well as developing individuals who are poised to take a leadership role in their communities. We nominate employees in each state to participate in state-specific leadership programs typically implemented by state economic development organizations.

Compliance Training

We have formalized our commitment to compliance education with the establishment of First Interstate University. The online university offers various “colleges” in which employees can specialize, such as banking, compliance, and business development. Through our university, First Interstate offers certification programs and compliance trainings.

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