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Northern Trust Careers & Company Culture

We empower people to achieve more than just their goals.

Our focus on employee work/life balance, diversity, career mobility and unique opportunities are among the reasons we’ve been named one of America’s Best Large Employers and recognized as an employer of choice around the world.

Grow your career with our unique resources and benefits.

Join a firm that consistently ranks among the world’s top financial services employers. Our focus on workplace integrity and providing an environment for our employees to develop creative solutions to complex problems at the cutting edge of technology helps define us.

Value in Diversity.

Northern Trust is committed to capitalizing on the strengths and individual differences across our diverse workforce. What differentiates us is the unwavering belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion are inextricably linked: true diversity can exist only in an inclusive work environment where any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate and contribute to our success.

Opportunities for Students and New Graduates

As an intern at Northern Trust you will have the opportunity to spend ten weeks during the summer from June to August working on meaningful projects, developing relevant skills to jumpstart your career while joining our inclusive and relational culture.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Expected graduation of December 2021 or Spring 2022
  • Pursuing a degree in Finance, Economics, or related area
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Strong Communication and Analytical skills
  • Technical skills vary based on team

Business Resource Councils: Network and connect with other employees

To support our global business strategy, and to enhance employees’ professional networks, Northern Trust sponsors a number of business resource councils (affinity groups) with an executive advisor. Each business resource council is employee-initiated, governed, and led. Membership is open to any Northern Trust employee in our global divisions who shares an affinity for the mission of the group.

The Resource Councils Include:

Our Mission Statement:
The Black Business Resource Council (BBRC) was established to benefit both the membership and Northern Trust through personal and professional development, networking, and community involvement.

Our Vision:
To provide the black population, within Northern Trust, the resources for successfully navigating through the organization and community.

The Women in Leadership (WIL) Business Resource Council (BRC) aims to develop a culture of individual and organizational leadership that will enhance the execution of Northern Trust’s strategy and make a meaningful, measurable difference in the advancement of women at Northern Trust.  This mission is achieved within the cultural context of each region and country.  We are regionally and culturally diverse, with members from entry level to Management Group members.  In a continuously changing world, WIL focuses teaching how we can have a positive impact in our company, community and our personal lives.

The mission of the L.I.F.E. Business Resource Council is to facilitate a safe and welcoming environment for all partners within which to celebrate the diverse beliefs, practices and religions that make up Northern Trust.  The L.I.F.E. BRC encourages all Northern Trust Partners to serve each other, our clients, and the communities in which we live and work through 1) facilitating educational programs and open dialogue, 2) promoting inclusion, awareness and understanding, 3) providing opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

The Working Families Business Resource Council was formed to provide a forum for parents, caregivers, potential parents and others affected by work/life balance challenges relating to their families. Additionally, WFBRC sponsors subject matter workshops/events, suggestions for policy improvements and acceptance, marketing for current policies and facilitates mentoring relationships for employee development and retention.

The NT Pride Business Resource Council’s mission is to create an inclusive working environment where all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexed partners and their allies (LGBTQIA+) are welcomed, celebrated and able to fulfill their potential. The NT Pride Business Resource Council acts as a source of support to all partners around LGBTQIA+ issues. We seek to help Northern Trust take full advantage of business opportunities in the LGBTQIA+ community and champion the recognition and visibility of LGBTQI+ partners’ and supporters’ contributions to Northern Trust’s success.

The Latin Heritage Leadership Council Tempe’s mission is to bring value to our members and organization through professional development and leadership opportunities, promoting Northern’s brand within the Latino Community, and giving back through community service and volunteer opportunities.

The mission of the Asian Leadership Business Resource Council (ALBRC) is to be a premier forum for partners of all background to engage and explore Asian cultures and build their skills and experiences to help integrate Diversity & Inclusion into Northern Trust’s business practices by recognizing and actively increasing the value and visibility of the Business Resource Councils (BRCs).

The Disability Business Resource (DBRC) is dedicated to prompting awareness education, and advocacy on disability-related issues to Northern Trust leaders, employees, clients, and citizens of the communities in which we do business – with a focus on ability. The DBRC is focused both on individuals with disabilities, as well as the caregivers of individuals with disabilities.

The Military Appreciation Business Resources Council aims to engage and benefit Military Service Members (both active duty and veterans) along with their families within Northern Trust and our surrounding communities by providing assistance and resources in networking, professional development, education, and community involvement while serving as a business resource.

The purpose of L.E.A.P. BRC shall be to provide tools and resources to support the development of an inclusive culture that values and leverages Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to achieve and sustain superior business results.

The Advancing Professionals Business Resource Council serves as a business resource to engage and benefit advancing professionals at Northern Trust by providing opportunities in networking, professional development, education, and community involvement.

Why Resource Councils?

With identity and appreciation as the mutual ground, each business resource council:

  • Connects employees from different backgrounds
  • Provides networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Motivates acquisition and application of employee skills
  • Reflects Northern Trust’s commitment to building a work environment that is responsive to and inclusive of employees’ diverse identities, beliefs and interests

Additionally, Northern Trust’s business resource councils will consult on business development and strategy across communities and demographic groups, and serve as liaisons to prospective and existing clients.

Keep learning about our industry – and how to expand your role in it.

At Northern Trust, the direction of your career is in your hands – and we can provide you with the tools and resources to take it where you want to go. Through our online learning portal and classroom opportunities you can better understand your strengths and development areas, help master your current role and adapt to opportunities within the organization.

  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Career Development
  • Mentoring
  • Microsoft Office
  • Product University
  • Client Service
  • New to Northern Trust
  • People Management
  • Project Management
  • Wealth and Asset Management

Enroll in Northern Trust University

Our online career development portal – we call it Northern Trust University – will help you navigate your first 90 days of your career at Northern Trust and then, depending on your role and goals, help you:

  • Manage your career in the direction you feel best reflects your skills and preferences.
  • Create a successful mentoring relationship.
  • Equip you with up-to-date knowledge about our product capabilities.
  • Increase your business and financial acumen to help you make sound work decisions.
  • Grow and deepen your client-service skills, and much more.
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