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Wintrust Credit Academy

Wintrust Credit Academy

Wintrust Credit Academy

Wintrust Credit Academy

Wintrust’s rotational credit analyst training program, Wintrust Credit Academy, offers the opportunity to build a career in commercial banking. Over the course of the two-year program, individuals will gain exposure to a variety of functions in the commercial banking field through classroom training and rotational job assignments.

Credit analysts are responsible for financial analysis and risk assessment of potential borrowers, preparation of credit memoranda to be presented to senior management, and monitoring credit risk within various loan portfolios. The rotational component of the program includes terms in areas such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, wealth services, asset-based lending, and treasury management. Analysts will be side by side with commercial lenders and credit professionals and will receive on-the-job training working on actual loan proposals for Wintrust commercial banking clients.

Through in-classroom training, analysts will also learn about the organization, our solutions and services, clients, and business practices. During this portion of the program, individuals will be introduced to the fundamentals of credit analysis, our underwriting framework, and various other subjects including loan documentation, risk assessment and concise financial writing.

After successful completion of the program, highly motivated analysts will have the opportunity to move into a professional role in commercial banking or credit at one of the many Wintrust locations. Wintrust Credit Academy provides a solid foundation for developing a successful career as a commercial banker.

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Wintrust Financial Corporation’s rotational credit analyst training program, Wintrust Credit Academy, offers the opportunity to build a career in commercial banking. Over the course of the 2 year rotational training program, individuals will gain exposure to a variety of functions in the commercial banking field through classroom training and rotational job assignments. Credit Analysts are responsible for financial analysis and risk assessment of potential borrowers, preparation of credit memoranda to be presented to senior management, and monitoring credit risk within various loan portfolios. The rotational component of the program includes rotations in areas such as Commercial and Industrial, Commercial Real Estate, Wealth Services, Asset Based Lending, and Treasury Management. Analysts will work side by side with commercial lenders and credit professionals and training is primarily on the job working on actual loan proposals for Wintrust commercial banking clients. Through in-classroom training, analysts will learn about the organization, our products and services, clients, and business practices. During this portion of the program, individuals will be introduced to the fundamentals of credit analysis, our underwriting framework, and various other subjects including loan documentation, risk assessment and concise financial writing. After successful completion of the program, highly motivated analysts will have the opportunity to move into a professional role in Commercial Banking or Credit at one of the many Wintrust locations. Wintrust Credit Academy provides a solid foundation for developing a successful career as a Commercial Banker.

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Applications are accepted in the fall for positions beginning in July of the following year.

Testimonials From Past Graduates

"I would say a great part about the program is being able to get a feel for various sectors of the banking industry. The program helps determine what you like and what your strengths are, but also helps you develop a broad understanding of the banking industry as a whole. Additionally, you get the opportunity to meet some really great and successful individuals from all over the Chicagoland area, build relationships and friendships and also create a network of support for the present and the future."

- Mike Leonetti, 2015 Graduate

"Joining Wintrust Credit Academy is a great opportunity for recent graduates! It helps to bridge the gap that can sometimes occur when a student leaves the autonomy of college and joins the work force by providing a tight-knit group of classmates, frequent training sessions, and six month rotations throughout the bank. Wintrust is a great place to work! It mixes all of the strengths of being a large organization with the heart of a startup where people truly are eager to help and develop young talent."

- Bridget Schweihs, 2015 Graduate

"Wintrust Credit Academy is great in that it allows employees to gain exposure to the various sectors of the banking industry in a collaborative, professional and development-driven environment. The two-year program has allowed me the opportunity to solidify skills that are transferrable to all facets of my professional life and build a network of invaluable friendships and relationships."


- Megan E. Connors, 2016 Graduate