Operations: OTC Equity Derivatives Control Team at UBS

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment

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5.7/10

The Role
5.7
Organisation
6.4

Socialising

4.8

The Role

Role Description

Worked with offshore team to manage breaks between the cash system and the risk system.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Enough of an insight into the bank for the whole experience to be interesting.

7/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

They included me in everything, although my work wasn't particularly important.

8/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was given plenty of support but could have received more guidance on expectations.

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I rarely had enough work to fill the days.

4/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was monitoring two offshore staff.

7/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The training was either irrelevant or too basic to be of any assistance.

2/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

People got on with jobs they enjoyed.

6/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Well run centrally, although the activities were not always communicated to the line managers of the interns.

8/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I didn't receive any training in my last month because I wasn't going to be there long enough to make it worthwhile in their view.

4/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
4/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I have accepted a job offer.

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

We went out each Friday evening.

6/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

The city itself was very expensive but where I was living in Bethnal Green was OK.

3/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

As I expected.

4/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

More than I was aware of I think.

6/10

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