Investment Banking Summer Analyst at UBS

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The Role
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Role Description

Intern in the Investment Banking Division

The Role

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

To a very great amount. I have learned a lot about the company and in particular about the division and the industry in depth.
5 /5

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

Everyone was very friendly around me and approachable regardless of seniority.
5 /5

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

Support was given from the very beginning until the end. Everyone received a buddy who was always available for feedback and help.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

In terms of being busy, I would say that I fully stretched my capacity and never had nothing to do. There was always work that kept me busy the entire time.
5 /5

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

Although I received a decent amount of responsibility, I would have been happier attending more client meetings and getting more involved closer to the client.
3 /5

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

Apart from technical skills, learning how to deal with other people and work environment helped me a lot in my personal and professional development. It was also a great experience to understand the industry much better.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great office surrounding with a lot of facilities and perfect environment around the office with a lot of shops and restaurant for a quick break.
5 /5

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

Excellent. Probably the best of organised internship I ever had with amazing activities such as speakers, etc.
5 /5

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

To a very good extend. I wished we had a little bit more training initially but for the short amount of the internship is was very good and really well structured. The internship also offered throughout the program insightful talks about specific topics that continued until the end of the summer.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Healthcare/Dental
5 /5

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

Very appealing. The employer also offers great opportunities for a long term career in which I see myself develop incredibly much.
5 /5

The Culture

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

I made great friends among the internship class which is see continuing in the future and really happy I could have met them.
5 /5

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

Unfortunately London is a very expensive city and although there is good compensation the living standard is incredibly high, especially for juniors
2 /5

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

Good and vibrant nightlife just across the corner in Shoreditch with many activities.
3 /5

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

Opportunities were limited for within the office and hence in the summer we could not really get involved outside of work much.
2 /5