Risk management at UBS

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

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8.1/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

The internship taught me a lot and it confirmed that I would like to work in risk management.

9/10

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

They were very thankful when I completed work for them and they always made sure I was okay.

9/10

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

The team were very supportive. Whenever I asked them a question they were more than happy to help me. They went out of their way to make sure that I understood why the processes work or why a certain formula was used.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It varied quite a bit, some days I had a lot to do, others there was time to do some extra reading related to the job and the markets

7/10

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

The team I worked with gave me tasks which are part of the full time job and so the documents I created were used.

9/10

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

My excel skills quickly improved and I learnt a lot about risk management, such as how to interpret beta gamma and vega.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Being on the trading floor meant that there was always a general buzz around the floor but being in a job which requires mathematical application meant that people in the team were often quiet.

7/10

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

The internship was set up well, the first week was good to get to know other interns.

8/10

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

They provided tutorials before the internship so that every intern can start with a good understanding of an investment bank and the specific job area.
The team taught me a lot and there were papers available on various topics.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
6/10

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

I am on the grad scheme

10/10

Social

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

when events were organised everyone went. But being in a small division meant that there were only a few other risk interns and so there wasn't as much of a social scene as with traders etc. But the halls of residence that many interns stayed in were very sociable.

8/10

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

London prices..

5/10

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

easy to get to everywhere in london

10/10

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

There's a lot going on in london in general and UBS organised some activities outside of work

6/10

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