Frequently Asked Questions
Do you still have questions about the program? We've composed a list of answers to some of the most common questions about our Leadership Development Program.
Many factors are considered in selecting LDP Associates. To start with, you must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a business-related major. For more information and to see if you may be a good fit for the Program, visit What We Look For.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for the January and July 10-month LDP sessions. You can create a profile and apply for the Program online. Just search by job title: Leadership Development Program Associate.
We conduct a thorough interview process. You'll have the chance to learn about us and are encouraged to ask questions about BB&T and the LDP. We'll also want to discover more about you to assess your fit for the Program. Visit Hiring Process to learn more.
If you are not contacted by a recruiter or receive a declination for the LDP, we encourage you to check our career center for other opportunities that may be of interest to you.
No, we do not sponsor H1-B Visa applicants for the LDP. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis without sponsorship.
Yes. Associates receive a competitive salary as well as a flexible benefits package.
Yes. The LDP is based in Winston-Salem, N.C. at the BB&T University. Although there will be some travel associated with on-the-job training during the 10-month Program, Associates must secure their own housing in the Winston-Salem area for the duration of the training. In most cases, BB&T will provide a relocation benefit for the Program as well as the move after graduation to your initial assignment.
Yes. BB&T strives to create career opportunities for all our dedicated employees. We believe that honoring, respecting and leveraging the talents of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences is a competitive advantage and critical to our success.
Yes, and this is done very deliberately. Nearly every assignment in the Bank requires working on a team, typically consisting of members with varied backgrounds and experiences. The very challenging curriculum covers a wide range of topics during the 10-month Program, including concepts specific to BB&T, banking and each Associate’s initial assignment. Associates discover that, regardless of their level of education, they each bring a different area of expertise to the table.
Career concentrations are selected before an offer of employment can be extended. The LDP recruiting team will work with you in a consultative manner to determine the best fit for you based on your unique preferences and skills.
The number of Associates changes with each class based on the Bank's needs. This helps to ensure that each graduate has a meaningful and challenging initial assignment.
The location of your initial assignment after graduation from the Program will be determined based upon your career concentration and the needs of the Bank. That is why we require that every candidate be open to relocation.
Each graduate's career path may be different than that of their peers. BB&T is committed to retaining the industry's top talent, and most graduates will work in several different lines-of-business, and multiple locations, throughout their careers.