At Fitch, our people draw on over 100 years of experience.  We have breadth and depth across our global team, allowing us to deliver value to our clients. We employ more than 4,000 people in over 30 countries, including nearly 1,600 analysts. Our analysts are prominent global credit and risk experts who offer insights on over 190 countries, over 8,000 corporate entities and over 245,000 debt securities.

CreditPath

Getting back into work after an extended career break or transitioning from military service can be an intimidating time. At Fitch Ratings, we value the diverse experiences and perspectives that life outside of the office can bring to our workplace. We call it human insight. 

Fitch CreditPath is a full-time internship program that welcomes financial services professionals who are ready to re-enter the workforce in credit analysis, macro research and technical related fields including software engineering after an extended break from their careers.  

This year, we have opened CreditPath to US Military Veterans.  Given the incredible platform and opportunities that CreditPath created for our former participants, we are confident that this program can also benefit veterans who are transitioning to the corporate environment.  

Upon completion of the program, participants will be current on analytical, technical and market developments, and positioned to apply for an on-going analytical role within Fitch.

Training for Transitioning Veterans:

This program offers on the job training while receiving specialized veteran transition curriculum.  Veterans will have a stimulating and rewarding intern experience that provides acclimation support, coaching and a dedicated program manager.  The program will provide veterans with job skills training, a strong network and a solid foundation of how we do business.  Upon completion of the program, participants will be positioned to apply for a full-time role within Fitch. 

The 2021 Program will run from September 20 through November 24, 2021.

The CreditPath Program Experience

Returning professionals and transitioning veterans will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative, inclusive, thought-provoking environment-one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our stakeholders globally.

Credit Training for Returning Professionals:

CreditPath has a customized curriculum that covers credit analysis on the Ratings side and macro analysis research on the Solutions side, as well as professional skills like communication and collaboration.   Because of Fitch’s size and scale, we are able to offer our participants access to existing training platforms such as Fitch Credit Academy.  Our training is designed to offer a customized experience, based on each participant’s unique background and needs, to supplement the core CreditPath curriculum.

Graduate Testimonials

“The support and training we received was a great benefit.  Meeting leaders at Fitch was useful so that we were familiar with the corporate structure and could reach out to someone if we needed help. After 18 years at home it felt fantastic to sit at a desk and actually have input into something that was outside my everyday life.  I was so excited I was able to be productive and contribute during the program and knew making the decision to return to work was the right one.”

“CreditPath is a one-time opportunity to make transitioning into working full-time easier, while giving you time to reflect on the wider Fitch company and your own goals in just under ten weeks! The CreditPath Program gave me an opportunity to regain my confidence.”

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Returning Professionals:

  • Experience in credit, ratings, and/or financial analysis
  • 4+ years of work experience prior to career break
  • 3+ years career break 
  • Strong desire and ability to return to the workforce 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to convey complex ideas and solutions concisely and persuasively
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, agile, team-oriented environment 
  • A collaborative and can-do mindset and ability to operate within departmental and company-wide initiatives, both on an individual basis and as part of a team 

Transitioning US Military Veterans:

  • Enlisted/Junior Officer background with 4+ years of U.S. Military experience 
  • BA/BS required 
  • 0-2 years of separation from military service
  • Demonstrated learning agility
  • Strong desire and ability to return to the workforce 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to convey complex ideas and solutions concisely and persuasively
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, agile, team-oriented environment 
  • A collaborative and can-do mindset and ability to operate within departmental and company-wide initiatives, both on an individual basis and as part of a team

For Returning Professionals & Transitioning Veterans interested in Software Engineering:

  • A curiosity for learning new frameworks and technologies.
  • Experience in Technology Platforms including Java Development 
  • Working proficiency in developmental toolsets
  • In touch with industry wide technology trends and best practices
  • Demonstrated learning agility
  • Strong desire and ability to return to the workforce 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to convey complex ideas and solutions concisely and persuasively
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, agile, team-oriented environment 
  • A collaborative and can-do mindset and ability to operate within departmental and company-wide initiatives, both on an individual basis and as part of a team

Apply for Credit Path Now

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Fitch is interested in hearing from Après members. In addition to applying online, please email contact@apresgroup.com to apply and we will forward your email directly. Application reviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and space in the program is limited.

Listen to our podcast with Fitch to learn more about what you’ll focus on during the 10-week program, and hear Jamie Krulewitz, Head of Global Talent, give her key tip for communicating effectively during an interview