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Leadership development program

Take your leadership skills to the next level

Forward-thinking candidates can apply to participate in our rotational Leadership Development Program (LDP). This three-year program teaches our next generation of leaders the ins and outs of a global financial services company.

A select number of high-performing talent each year will benefit from:

  • A rotational program designed to help you develop an understanding of the different business areas of a Fortune 500 company
  • Mentorships with senior leaders, LDP alumni network, and the program's executive champions
  • Individual coaching and tailored career development plans
  • Active engagement in leading projects and owning results
  • A cohort experience learning with your LDP peers
  • Full-time pay and benefits

If you have demonstrated leadership skills, a proven track record of academic excellence and an appetite for challenge, the LDP may be a great fit for you.

Applications are accepted from July through September with interviews occurring in October. Create your profile to upload your resume.

Sales development program

Build a sales career with a Fortune 500 company

With our Sales Development Program (SDP), we help you find the right place on our team—and make a difference in millions of lives, every day.

We’ve design the SDP program with you in mind. You’ll get a professional training experience with the tools and resources to help you build a rewarding sales career. Add to that hands-on field experience and competitive salary with benefits, you’ll be able to learn the employee benefits industry without the pressures of a commissions based environment.

What else can you expect?

  • Mentorships with senior sales peers and sales leaders
  • Networking with successful SDP alumni
  • Selling skills training
  • Learning the business from a professional training team and the local sales team
  • Competitive full-time pay and benefits while training

If you are ready to start your rewarding sales career and enjoy a competitive, relationship-based role, the SDP may be a great fit for you.

Check out our available SDP positions to find out which locations have openings and then apply. If you haven't created an account already, you will need to create your profile to complete the application and upload your resume. Applications are accepted from September through October with interviews occurring in November.

Hear from a couple of recent SDP employees who have completed the program and grown their career with us:

Customer service

Make a difference and expand your career

Providing excellent customer service is a foundation to our success. We show that we care more, know more, and do more to service our customers. Experts like you build and expand customer relationships by delivering prompt, accurate, and proactive service.

Whether you're just starting out in your career, or looking for a new career path, our client service roles may be just the step you need to build a long-term career with ample opportunities. You could be supporting client requests, speaking with them over the phone, or helping deliver key messages through our intermediaries. No matter where you fit, you'll be impacting our clients lives. 

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