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Ascend Training

Ascend Career Acceleration Program

Forbes 2019 America's Best Mid-Size Employers

You don’t have to have it all figured out. With the Commerce Bank Ascend Program, you can explore careers in financial services, learn the foundation of the business and hone your leadership skills before finding your place in a company with over 50 years of consecutive dividend growth.

And it’s not your typical training program. Through Ascend, you’ll explore different businesses in the bank and land where you can make the biggest impact. Our Ascend alums are driving results throughout the bank in a variety of roles, including CEO.

Sounds better than a company car, doesn’t it?

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Start here. Go anywhere.

Get hands-on experience, build your network and grow under the mentorship of bank leaders through the Ascend program. Then bring that experience to your dream role in any of our offices across the Midwest.


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Feel the Commerce Difference.  “I loved learning about the many lines of business at Commerce Bank. Rotating through different teams made me feel confident when choosing my career.”  —Bret M. “The program gave me the opportunity to interact and learn from top-level management early in my career. You feel challenged to be the best you can be.” —Trevor W.  Industry- and nation-leading scores for employee engagement and enablement  3 out of 4 employees would refer Commerce to a friend—in fact, over 1,000 do per year  Ranked as a top workplace by Forbes, again and again  What you can expect.

Through the Ascend program you will:

  • Receive guidance from a personal mentor
  • Underwrite credit and assess risk
  • Rotate through business lines and product areas
  • Work with and learn from senior leaders
  • Learn our sales process and work with customers

You’ll discover your career passions by rotating throughout the Bank and gain exposure and training in these lines of business before choosing one to pursue:

  • Commercial Payments
  • Equipment Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Loan Review
  • Commerce Trust Company
  • Small Business Banking
  • Commercial Banking
  • Special Assets
  • International Office


Land the job.

We’re looking for recent college grads and skilled professionals who have a knack for business and thrive on learning how companies make money. If you’re a sharp problem solver with strong analytical abilities, you may be a great fit. Having completed courses in accounting and finance is a bonus.

Great Ascend program candidates are quick to build relationships and comfortable networking in small groups and large functions.

Does this sound like you? We want to hear from you.



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