New Employee Recruitment & Development Program

Schwab's New Employee Recruitment & Development (NERD) program is about preparing our future leaders for success by providing the best tools, knowledge, and access to leaders that will empower them to be the creators and innovators of tomorrow.

The nine-month program hires new college graduates and gives them personalized onboarding, extensive training & development on technologies and soft-skills
required to be successful. NERDs have a host manager, a mentor, a buddy, a coach and others that are dedicated to their success. NERDs get hands on experiences to make them an innovative and successful techie at Schwab.

Hands on experience: Cross functional experience
and skills gained from on-the-job assignments
Knowledge sharing: Opportunity to share and
present ideas around innovation
Presentation opportunities: Strong presentation
and communication Skills
Coaching: 1:1 coaching and real-time development
from host team
Leadership exposure: Exposure to leaders
across STS
Peer-to-peer interaction: A cohort of peers to
share ideas, experiences, and develop alongside

Imagine four weeks after graduating from college you are walking into your first day at an 18,000-employee company. Your desk, hardware, and peripherals are all set up and personalized for you. During your first nine months, you spend 15% of your time on training and development to equip you with the skills and technologies required. The rest of your time is spent working on real products and features. You are part of a cohort of other recent graduates and there is a support team focused on your success.  You have the opportunity to sit at the same table with senior leadership, hear what they do and why it’s important. Imagine being exposed to all the company’s products and services so you have a deeper understanding of your role and why it’s so important.

This program is different from other onboarding programs in the industry because it’s focused on the employee experience and equipping you with the technologies needed to succeed. The goal of the program is to ensure that the transition from college to work is as smooth as possible. Upon graduation from the program, NERDs will be productive, contributing members of their team on Day One.

You should apply if you:

  • Enjoy leading-edge technologies such as micro services, cloud computing, AI, and big data.

  • Like the challenge of identifying and solving new, unique problems.

  • Want to be part of a fast-paced career development program using real-world leading edge products.

The NERD program is currently offered at Schwab’s Dallas-Fort Worth/Westlake and Austin, Texas campuses.  

Apply today!

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