Leadership Development Program
Join the next generation of leaders within Patrick Industries
About The Program
IMPACT is a Leadership Development Program for recent college graduates who are interested in an accelerated career path in Finance, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Sales, Manufacturing or HR and learning how to lead a team. The program, which is run out of our Elkhart, IN headquarters, takes you through a one-year rotation of Patrick’s diverse divisions. When all is said and done, you’ll be ready to lead a team of your own with the foundation you built in IMPACT.
IMPACT is a self-driven program for highly motivated people. As such, it offers exclusive advantages like an accelerated growth trajectory, increased earning potential and greater control over your career. But you also get the benefit of being a full-time Patrick employee, meaning a competitive benefits package and a healthy work/life balance.
- Mentorship & networking
- 401K, medical, dental & vision
- Paid vacation & holidays
- Fast-track leadership path
- Post-program location preference
- Increased earning potential
Hunter L., Purdue University
Hunter is a graduate from Purdue University. She graduated with her degree in Management and started in the IMPACT program immediately after graduation in 2019. After completing the program, she took on her current role as the Production Manager at Charleston Corporation within Patrick.
"The manufacturing industry as a whole is predominantly male-led, but Patrick Industries wanted to see more women in these leadership roles and we have a lot of opportunities for women in our company."
Who Should Apply?
Applicants interested in joining our IMPACT team should have:
- A recent Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
- Prior leadership or entrepreneurial experience
- Self-motivation and a hunger to learn
- An interest in exploring functions within Manufacturing, Finance, Sales, HR and Environmental Health & Safety
- A willingness to relocate
- No more than 3 years of experience
Bring Patrick To Your School
Do you go to Indiana University, The University of Michigan, Northwestern or another Big 10 school? Let us know! We love to visit Women In Business clubs, business fraternities, multicultural organizations and other academic and professional groups to help foster a team of diverse leaders.
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How is this different from applying to a regular open position at Patrick?
IMPACT Trainees are full-time Patrick employees with the full suite of benefits included. Those who apply for IMPACT and are not selected are considered for other opportunities within Patrick, including Operations, Finance or customer-facing roles.
Do I get paid if I’m accepted into the program?
Yes! IMPACT is a salaried position with built-in bonus opportunities and a full suite of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401K, gym club reimbursement and much more.
How many people do you accept into the program?
We typically hire 7 to 12 Trainees for IMPACT, but this program is growing and so are our teams!
How recently must I have graduated to apply?
IMPACT targets candidates one to three years out of college.
I’m still in school, can I apply early?
Absolutely! We encourage you to apply with us as soon as possible to get a jump start on being considered for IMPACT after graduation and internship opportunities before graduation.
What if I have more than 3 years’ work experience?
Patrick is a network of thriving businesses that are growing at an incredible pace. We are seeking strong leaders all across the organization. If IMPACT is not the best route for you, we encourage you to apply for one of our many opportunities available on the Careers page of our website.
How long does the program take?
IMPACT is a one-year rotational program. The first six months include onboarding and five 1-month rotations. The final six months are broken into one immersion round and a career launch, or two immersion rounds if you’re still exploring the right fit.
Do I have to relocate?
Not necessarily. Patrick has over 150 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States! Opportunities are coming available every day, and IMPACT is one of the first places we look. We want a team of IMPACT Trainees who are open to relocating for the right opportunity at the right time for you and the company.
Do I have a guaranteed job at the end of the program?
Yes and no — every position at Patrick is earned. Patrick is dedicated to investing in our IMPACT Trainees and providing the tools to be successful, but the rest is up to you! If you develop strong relationships and bring your best self every day, there will be an array of opportunities available for you at the end of the program. With a growth strategy as robust as Patrick’s, opportunities are popping up every day. However, our current teams include individuals who have dedicated their careers to developing and becoming our next leaders as well! We are all about putting the right person in the right place, at the right time, and IMPACT is not a “golden ticket” to a job as there are people working alongside you who are working toward similar goals.
Can I choose which department I want to work in at the end of the program?
The IMPACT program is great because it gives you a structured learning system but is flexible enough to tailor your development to your strengths and interests. As you progress through IMPACT, you will gain exposure to different parts of the business and discover your passions and talents. Through regular check-ins with your Bridge Team mentors and regular feedback, Patrick will assist in narrowing down the best opportunities for you and help guide you into roles that fit with your long-term career goals.