Inetern at UBS

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

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7.3/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

6.0

The Role

Role Description

I was an intern on the equities trading floor

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

I enjoyed the work I did on placement a great deal.

6/10

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

I felt very much valued by my colleagues, and was respected in the workplace.

7/10

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

I was given support by my colleagues whenever I requested it, in a reasonably timely fashion

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was kept busy almost the entire time, whilst I was only busy to the extent I was "stressed" for a very small proportion of my time here

9/10

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

I was given as much responsibility as one reasonably could be, given I was on a trading floor

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 most useful skill I've augmented is the ability to separate and organise work in an efficient manner, which will of course be very useful in the remainder of my degree

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was friendly. Although some people were too busy to talk at certain times, there was almost always an effort made to make up for that at a later moment

7/10

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

The internship was extremely well organised, operating practically hitch free

10/10

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

The investments made in me by the firm were clear, large and gave me confidence in my own ability to do the job

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
5/10

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

From what I have seen, very appealing

10/10

Social

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

The social side between fellow interns was very good, with all the interns I interacted with on a day to day basis being friendly and amenable, social events between interns outside of the office, were not frequent, but they were enjoyable when they did occur.

7/10

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

The cost of living was very high, but we were more than suitably compensated to account for this

5/10

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

The nightlife was perfectly good enough to enjoy

7/10

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

There were occasionally but they were infrequent

5/10

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