Program Dates:
Starts in June
Recruiting Timeframe:
September to November

The purpose of the Business Analysis Development Program (BADP) at John Hancock is to develop a cadre of exceptional business analysts who will bring a high level of skill, energy, and understanding of the business to the Business Units and Functional areas for which they will ultimately work. The BADP provides participants with an opportunity for growth through exposure to three unique business units. Participants will also become members of the BADP community, which provides a place for new hires to interact with current and previous participants.


What is a Business Analyst


Program Specifics


Rotations between business units, functional areas and divisions will provide BADP participants with a breadth of experience. This will allow the participant to gain exposure to a variety of products and services offered by the company while strengthening their experience in the BA function. Each rotation will last twelve months and participants will go through three rotations during the program. Upon completion of the third rotation, participants will be placed in a permanent full-time position within the company.


BADP participants will receive a combination of formal, classroom training as well as on-the-job training. The classroom training will provide the understanding of the core BA methodologies and the BADP participants will work toward a certification through an external vendor. At the start of the program, the new participant class is assigned a project designed to further the impact of the BADP in the company and provide on-the-job training. This project gives participants a chance to practice their new BA skills in a meaningful way.


The BADP mentor component will help program participants assimilate into the Company and into the BA community. Participants are assigned a peer and a professional mentor to help guide them throughout the rotations and to assist them in the adjustment of working at John Hancock. The peer mentor is a current participant of the BADP who has had at least one year of experience in the program. The professional mentor is a high-performing leader in the organization who has extensive knowledge of BA practices. Mentors will provide participants with exposure to other areas of the Company and an opportunity to develop and diversify their skills and knowledge.


The Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) is a professional certification for business analysts who have shown expertise and skills in the BA field. The BADP facilitates the certification process for participants by providing training and ensuring that relevant work is completed during each rotation. At the end of the third rotation, participants will have the opportunity to sit for the certification exam.

  • Jaime-Chair-BA
    "Business analysis is critical to the success of John Hancock's initiatives. The BADP is a main way that we continue to develop strong analysts with a wide breadth of experience. As part of this development program, individuals begin their BA career with dedicated training, mentorship and community support. Over the three-year rotations BAs are exposed to Information Systems, Risk, Innovation and Operational areas that provide an overarching view of how John Hancock works."

    Jaime Hennessy
    Program Chair
    Director of BA Practice
  • David-BA
    "The BADP program gave me the ability to learn about the Business Analyst role throughout the life cycle of a project. I enjoy providing value to the organization with meaningful work, and it's hard to not get invested in the people you work with – with so much support from your peer BA's, managers, and project team."

    David Pereira
    BADP Graduate
  • Jessica-Chang-BA
    "The structure of rotations has given me exposure to multiple teams and projects so I am able to understand how John Hancock operates from different perspectives. Within the BADP community I have also been able to meet other recent graduates with similar interests. Because of the diverse work experience and networking opportunities, I think this is a great program to be in right out of college!"

    Jessica Chan
    BADP Participant

What are we looking for?

  • Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree
  • Candidates who excel at listening, learning, and leading
  • Candidates who have a basic knowledge of business operations and IT concepts
  • Candidates who are passionate about their work
  • Candidates with personal and professional integrity
  • Candidates who are flexible and open to new experiences

When and how do I apply?

Recruiting for our Business Analyst Development Program takes place in the fall. John Hancock visits many campuses throughout the Northeast and encourages candidates from all geographies to apply. All formal applications should be submitted via our career site. For instant notification of available opportunities, please create a profile and sign up for career alerts.

Job Type:
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