Spring Intern at UBS

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Banking - Investment

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Role Description

Insight program at UBS

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed this insight. I learnt a great deal about the industry, various business divisions and also what is like to work at UBS. I also met some great people, both on the insight as a student and also employees of UBS.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt pretty valued during the program, but it was only 3 days. We were well looked after, from receiving a great welcome pack to lunches and refreshments on all three days.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

We received a lot of guidance and support during the program. After each introduction to a business area, a workshop followed where each group was assigned a mentor who helped guide us through case studies and answer any questions.


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

To a reasonable extent. Whilst I won't use much of what I learnt in my degree, I will use it to help inform my future career choices and where I choose to apply to for summer. I did gain some useful tips on networking and personal brand which will be useful in the future.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was extremely well structured. We had talks from each business area and these were then followed by a workshop. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and there were also plenty of breaks. I found myself engaged throughout.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was great. I think this was in part due to there being no formal assessment at any point of the program which meant there wasn't too much competitiveness per se. Additionally, the great attitude of HR helped us feel comfortable throughout the course.


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

They invested a lot of time and money into running the program and a lot of effort was put in. Even though not all of the program participants will join UBS in the future, they spent time developing our skillsets for the future.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

It went someway to helping understand what working there would be like. We had a brief tour of the cafe and gym etc but it is quite hard to get a feel of a company in only three days. There wasn't much information on social events or things that go on outside the office even though there was a lot of information on culture.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

I think the insight helped a lot with understanding what company culture is like at UBS. Most of the first day was dedicated to explaining UBS' values and the culture of the firm.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It was valuable as I narrowed it down to two business areas but even then it was hard to decide between these two. With the three days available, UBS did very well.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I live in London already but those that didn't were put up in a hotel. Lunch and travel was also provided.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

There was a fair amount of opportunities to meet other employees of the company. There was a networking drinks held on the final day.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

No social events were organised but there was a networking drinks on the final day.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Not really. They briefly mentioned the fact that employees can take two days per year off to engage which volunteering and charity but not much detail was gone into.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Absolutely. It was a rewarding three days in which I learnt a lot and met some fantastic people. I would strongly recommend anyone interested in pursuing a career in finance to apply to this insight.