Market Risk Officer at UBS

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

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6.5/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

5.5

The Role

Role Description

Monitoring the market risks involved in the trade of structured products, such as mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.

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

Hard work, but great team, a little frustrating due to stop-start nature of work.

7/10

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

Much more so by the end of the internship.

8/10

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

My line manager was second to none in terms of honesty and support.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Often had nothing to fill my time with, but when I was busy, it was good fun.

3/10

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

Full responsibility on my own tasks, but how important or relevant they were, I'm not sure.

6/10

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

It's great to have a better understanding of the banking industry.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Interesting people, always chatting and discussing things.

8/10

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

Pretty well, although communication between HR and line manager not great.

7/10

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

I felt like I was taking up a lot of my team's time, but they didn't seem to mind.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
2/10

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

I'm starting the Grad Scheme in September.

10/10

Social

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

Some of the evening events were a good chance to meet people and make friends.

8/10

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

Some bars had great happy hour deals, but lunch was VERY expensive.

4/10

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

Pretty good during the week.

7/10

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

I think there were some, but not well advertised.

3/10

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