Human Resources

Development Program Details

Program Overview

The Human Resources Early Career Development Program consists of rotational assignments, shadow exposures, blended learning opportunities and mentoring which will enable associates to develop their skills in support of the HR competencies and PNC’s One HR Model. 

During the program, associates gain a unique opportunity to discover strategies for leveraging self-awareness to lead themselves, collaborate with others and demonstrate high performance.

Rotational opportunities are available in the following HR functions: Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Total Rewards (Compensation & Benefits), Employee Relations.  

What to Expect During the Program

During each rotation associates can expect to be leveraged as full-time members of the team. This includes having one-on-ones with their rotational manager, attending staff meetings, and being a project team member or individual contributor aligned to the key assignments.

Associates in this program collaborate with other HR peers on cross-functional projects and help provide meaningful analysis and documentation to drive HR priorities forward.

What a Typical Day Looks Like

A typical work day will include a mix of attending and/or leading meetings with managers, stakeholders, and peers and project time to complete assigned tasks. 

Talent Acquisition associates will participate in the full recruiting lifecycle and will have opportunities to screen candidate resumes, follow up with hiring managers, screen applicants over the phone, schedule interviews and extend offers.  

Total Rewards associates will see the full performance management cycle by being active members of our Compensation & Benefits teams. Activities may include working through an audit, creating reports and conducting analysis to ensure the performance management cycle moves smoothly.  

Talent Development associates will be learn how our Learning & Development teams create, modify and deliver learning to our organization, and will have the opportunity to analyze and participate in the creation of learning tools.  

Employee Relations associates will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with our Employee Relations team as they assist all levels of employees.  Associates will be tasked to collect, analyze and research policy and procedure data to help improve the way our Employee Relations team can best service our employees.  In addition to rotational work, associates will be assigned a Capstone project halfway through the program and asked to work in a team to complete and present to senior HR leadership at graduation.

Career Opportunities

Upon the successful completion of PNC’s Human Resources Early Career Development Program, analysts are placed into a permanent position within Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Talent Development or Employee Relations that aligns with the analyst’s skill development and long-term career interests.  Placement in other areas of HR maybe become available based on business need. 

Duration & Location




Pittsburgh, PA

Preferred Areas of Study: Human Resources, Business, Business Law, Communications, or related business degree

Desired Skills: Highly motivated and results-driven, with a commitment to excellence. Robust work ethic, with strong attention to detail and analytical skills. Strong team players, who are able to accept constructive criticism positively with an openness for continuous improvement.  

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year school or university, 3.0 GPA


Please check back in fall 2018 for information on submitting your interest.