Deadline: June 13, 2022.
Wells Fargo Veteran Employment Transition (VET) internship Program 2022 – United States
Since 2018, Wells Fargo has hired more than 6,000 veterans into positions across the company, from hourly jobs at individual branches to salaried roles in finance, legal, tech, engineering and beyond. Part of what has made their veteran hiring so successful is how thoroughly they prepare both candidates and company hiring managers to speak each other’s proverbial language–for example, how to prepare a corporate resume, how to read a military resume and what to expect from application through a potential offer of employment. Two programs, in particular, are worth looking into as a potential pathway to a career at Wells Fargo.
The first opportunity is the Veteran Employment Transition (VET) internship. VET first launched in 2016 to offer veterans an experience with a few of the bank’s business units, and to recruit high-quality talent into salaried mid-to-high-level jobs. Seven years later, the program now runs for eight weeks each Spring and Fall with approximately 70 interns per session. It is a highly structured talent acquisition platform followed by an 8+ week program with hands-on training, networking, and professional development.
Wells Fargo believes every employee offers something extraordinary and we consider military experience as a tremendous asset to our work environment. This drives our commitment to hire military veterans, veterans with disabilities, and active military Reserve and National Guard personnel. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and to achieve work-life balance. As a Wells Fargo employee, you will receive a variety of personalized benefits to support your health and well-being, retirement, financial security, and work-life needs, including time off to serve the community in ways that are meaningful to you.
Veteran Employment Transition (VET) internship
Step one for candidates occurs well before the in-office work begins. Each incoming veteran completes an assessment to fully align their skills and interests with the needs of the business unit while still achieving their career goals. It’s also a chance for candidates to learn about Wells Fargo’s many lines of business. The first screening is a process designed to help participants achieve the ultimate success from beginning to end of the program.
Next, candidates are afforded the opportunity to learn from other veterans who have gone through the VET program. “We bring in program alumni speakers and allow for Q&A sessions so veterans can ask questions about the program and the process they’ve experienced. Sometimes they’re more comfortable asking questions of veterans, so we create that avenue during our second webinar for them to really dot their I’s and cross their T’s” says David Whitley, Business Execution Consultant for the Military Talent Strategic Sourcing Team.
Finally, incoming VET intern candidates are trained on corporate interview skills and best practices prior to their scheduled final interviews with hiring managers. “Some veterans may be leaving the military after 20-plus years and have never had an interview,” says Whitley. “And as we know in the military, they don’t really give us requests, they give us orders.” Wells Fargo has also found hiring managers are often new to interviewing transitioning veterans. This is instrumental in knocking down barriers to a successful interview discussion, preparing all parties for a smooth and successful experience with the goal of offering the intern a full-time employee upon successful completion of the interview and program .
Overview of the Wells Fargo Veteran Employment Transition (VET) internship Program 2022
The VET Program is an 8-week spring and fall experienced-talent program that enables high-performing veteran participants to be immediately growth promoted into various mid- and senior-level full-time positions across the Wells Fargo enterprise.
The VET Program starts in April and September for our spring and fall cohorts respectively. Each cohort begins with an intensive virtual training and orientation session led by professional instructors and senior members of the Wells Fargo team. You’ll network with your peers and Wells Fargo leaders while you develop your skills and knowledge of our financial products and services. Then, you’ll join a team where you will receive on-the-job training, mentorship, and development opportunities that include:
- On-the-job experience: Working as part of a team within your business group, you will learn how to perform the daily tasks and see how our actions serve our internal and external customers as a contributor, listener and observer.
- Professional support: You will be matched with a mentor who will be your resource and coach, available to answer your questions, help you through challenging situations, and give you feedback throughout the course of the internship.
- Leadership insights: Wells Fargo’s leaders will provide insight on trends across the industry, our expectations, and how to make the most of your internship experience.
- Networking: Whether engaged in a veteran cohort experience, working with your team, or learning about strategies from managers, the networking potential through your experience is great.
The internship is completely remote which allows participation from cities throughout the United States. Internship offers are made for a specific line of business and location based on candidate’s interest, experience, and business need.
After the internship
The goal of the program is to hire participants who meet performance expectations into similar full-time roles within Wells Fargo following the internship. The program participant should be prepared to work at the Wells Fargo location in which the offer is extended.
If you are a problem-solver who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, working hard to achieve a goal, learning new things, and improving yourself, this program might be a good fit for you. In addition, successful intern candidates are team-players who work well in a collaborative environment and have strong situational analysis skills. All ranks are encouraged to apply as we are hiring at multiple levels.
Applicants for this program must be off of ACTIVE DUTY one day prior to the start of the program (no exceptions – except terminal leave and/or traditional Guard or Reserve status, which are eligible). If you are chosen as a final candidate, you must be able to attend the virtual final round hiring event in order to be considered for the program (see details below).