Independent Risk Management

Development Program Details

Program Overview

The Independent Risk Management (IRM) Early Career Development Program provides associates with opportunities to learn how to proactively assess, report and control risks, and how to measure and monitor risks at business-specific and enterprise levels. IRM associates will have the opportunity to rotate through three of the following eight IRM areas:

Credit Risk, Enterprise Risk Management, Credit Risk Review, Enterprise Data Management, Enterprise Compliance, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), Operational Risk and Technology Risk.

What to Expect During the Program

During each rotation, associates will be responsible for various projects requiring Microsoft Office skills, business and banking knowledge, as well as an understanding of risk management.

Each rotation will provide a different viewpoint on the various IRM areas and how each interacts with one another and with other lines of businesses

The program offers associates with unique hands-on, experiential learning; in-classroom training; and the opportunity to communicate and work alongside business leaders. Project assignments may range from presentations requiring written and verbal communication skills to researching and analyzing data requiring sharp attention to detail.

In addition, some work sets may change quickly requiring time management and organizational skills, as well as adaptability. 

What a Typical Day Looks Like

The average day for an associate consists of time to complete individual tasks, team meetings to give progress updates or receive new assignments, and working sessions to collaborate on projects as a team. Associates will regularly engage with managers in a one-on-one capacity to discuss progress throughout the program and further opportunities for development.

Responsibilities may include creating and giving presentations, participating in classroom trainings, as well as planning and leading meetings. It may also include analysis of data sets, testing of process effectiveness, system management, and investigative reporting.

Career Opportunities

Upon the successful completion of PNC’s Independent Risk Management Early Career Development Program, associates are placed into a Business Analytics Consultant, Compliance Program Specialist, Insurance Risk Specialist, Detection & Investigation Associate, Regulatory Risk Specialist or Risk Policy Specialist role that aligns to the associate’s skill development, long-term career interests and open positions.

Duration & Location




Pittsburgh, PA

Preferred Areas of Study: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Risk Management, Technology or related fields

Desired Skills: Strategic, detail-oriented, strong analytical skills and problem solving, organization, and written and verbal communication skills

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.