I enjoyed the Talents Lab as it gave me an insight into the different divisions within UBS and the roles carried out by each. It was also enjoyable as I met lots of likeminded people, as well as had the chance to interact with UBS employees and ask them about their jobs and careers.
I felt valued in the sense that the Talents Lab participants are potentially the UBS workforce of the future so current employees treated us with kindness and were happy to explain things. I also felt that I could ask questions as there was a positive learning environment and everyone was approachable and willing to help.
I felt that all the Talents Lab participants received lots of support and guidance. The environment was friendly and the employees involved were all approachable and understanding. I also felt the different roles within UBS were well explained, however there was no talk about wealth management, which I am interested in.
I think the Talents Lab helped me to improve many of my professional skills, such as networking, communication, teamwork, analysis and logical thinking. I think these skills will help me when I attend the assessment centre for the internship, as well as further applications, such as graduate job applications or part time roles.
It was well structured in that there was a clear agenda with scheduled breaks. Furthermore, there were clear aims to be achieved by the end of the program, as well as clear steps for our future interactions with UBS. Something that could be improved is adding additional snacks in the afternoon during the break as there is a long from lunch to the end of th day and my energy level was lagging.
The general atmosphere was very supportive and friendly as all of the participants were grateful to be there and all working towards a common goal. The atmosphere was also one of learning and analysing as there was a lot of new information and concepts explained throughout the three day programs.
I think the firm invested a reasonable amount of resources in the Talents Lab candidates as they provided good training sessions, as well as covering expenses throughout the three day program. The firm also invested lots of time in the application process which I feel made the candidates appreciate their places.
The insight really helped me to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company as it allowed me to talk to employees about their day to day role, what they like and don’t enjoy as much, what they think about UBS, it’s culture and the opportunities available.
The insight helped me to understand UBS’s ethos through the three pillars concept and get a feel for what the firm was about through its employees. The insight also helped me to understand the company’s goals and priority’s, as well as how it’s culture is different to that of other banks.
The program was valuable in deciding my career path and its given me an insight into banking and helped me to further understand the different divisions and roles. Also I have realised that I am very interested in pursuing further opportunities with UBS as they seem like a great company to work for as they look after their employees well, in addition to promoting development and learning opportunities.
Some, could have found out more about this. For instance, are there desk social events? Are there office wide social events? What are the benefits of working at UBS other than the pay and opportunities? Does UBS run social events for each office or even division to get involved in?
Yes I would recommend this insight to a friend if they were interested in a career in banking as it covered the various divisions and roles within UBS, as well as included fun workshops and the chance to meet likeminded people. Finally it is recomendable as it’s good to practice doing a formal application process.