BNY Mellon’s leadership training programs are a springboard to new career paths and professional opportunities. Through immersion, rotations and challenging assignments, we are preparing and positioning our people for success…now and in the future.
Two dozen high-potential individuals were selected to participate in BNY Mellon’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) – a vehicle for transforming today’s entry-level talent into tomorrow’s superstars. The class of 2016 included recent college graduates, as well as two high-performing existing employees to support internal mobility. Over a 12-month period, they immersed themselves in a specific business function by working on strategic assignments/projects, developing leadership skills, building networks across the organization and accelerating their careers. Coursework included targeted in-classroom learning, on-the-job business rotational assignments and a strategic business challenge.
“Being surrounded by 23 like-minded and equally driven individuals has been highly motivating and rewarding; each day I am challenged to learn and push my own limits so I can contribute more to my team and the firm. I have grown and learned far more than I could have imagined.”Joel Lankford, Asset Servicing 2016 ELP Analyst
“I decided to join the BNY Mellon ELP because of the variety of skillsets taught throughout the program. I truly believe the program will help to make me a well-rounded analyst on Wall Street.”Michael Vida, Pershing 2016 ELP Analyst
ELP Rotation Assignment Managers praised the ELP class, commenting that analysts’ “energy, enthusiasm and passion are contagious” and noted analysts’ ability to “step in quickly and take action” and “comprehend complex data and arrive at reasonable assessments quickly.”
The war for technology talent is being waged around the world and across industries, with established companies like BNY Mellon going head-to-head with technology companies and start-ups. To build a robust pipeline of technology talent, our campus recruiting team created the Technology Leadership Program (TLP), a competitive, 12-month rotational program. TLP associates complete two months of technical training that prepare them for rapid deployment on to project teams, then move through high-profile rotations that combine practical application and skill development with financial services knowledge. Several of our Pittsburgh TLP associates also had the opportunity to join the Pittsburgh Innovation Center NEXENSM API Hackathon in October 2016, where, over the course of one-and-a-half days, 15 teams competed to create NEXEN applications that BNY Mellon could implement
Alongside robust recruiting programs like ELP and TLP, we also focus on supporting and advancing our existing population. There’s no shortage of ambitious, high performers in our midst. We fill 30 percent of open roles from internal candidates. At the VP-level, the ratio is 38 percent. Joie Townsend, Global Head of Talent and Development, said, “Career paths at BNY Mellon are borderless and boundless. We go after the best talent and are committed to supporting, encouraging, developing and promoting our people so they will return that commitment by staying. We want our people to make BNY Mellon their career destination, because they realize this is a place that will help them realize their professional aspirations and achieve their full potential.”