Spring Intern at UBS

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Banking/Finance

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9.1/10

About You
9.0
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

8.5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed the insight as it was very well structured. It included talks by people from various business groups as well as a workshop that gave us an introduction to finance which was extremely beneficial especially to students without a finance background like me. Despite being a virtual session, the insight was still very informative and enjoyable to attend.

9/10

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

I felt valued. The Junior Talent Team was very friendly and welcoming from the start and all the employees, both graduates as well as senior employees, were very open to any type of question. They gave us a lot of details about life at UBS and gave us a lot of good advice.

10/10

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

There was a lot of guidance throughout the insight. Each day started off with games and quizzes to warm us up to the schedule ahead which was really fun. The various talks by recent graduates also gave us more insight on what to expect in the near future and the steps to take if we were to pursue a career with UBS. The insight also ended off with further guidance on how to progress onto the next step of the internship ladder.

9/10

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

The finance workshop gave me a great introduction to the world of finance. And as someone who was more interested in the technology, the technology group talk gave me a greater insight on the projects that the tech group in UBS are working on. It would have been even better if we could shadow some graduates at work but that was not possible due to the virtual nature of the insight.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was well structured with each day being filled with a variety of different activities and presentations. There was a good mix of talks by senior employees that gave us an excellent overview of the business group as well as recent graduates who gave us more insight on what to expect in the near future.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was a very motivating and inspiring one. Everyone who talked showed great passion and enthusiasm in what they were doing. The Junior Talent team also actively tried to make a fun atmosphere with games and quizzes. Despite the virtual nature of the insight, the Junior Talent Team tried their best to create a joyful atmosphere throughout the insight.

9/10

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

10/10

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?

The insight was full of talks from employees from both senior staff as well as recent graduates. I was able to ask questions and this allowed me to understand what my role would be like at the division that I am interested at and the kind of projects I would likely to work on at each stage of my career.

10/10

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

9/10

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

9/10

Other Information

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

Virtual event so I cannot really comment on this.

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

Due to the Covid19 situation, the networking and social event opportunities were limited as we were not able to meet the employees in person. However, there were more than enough opportunities to ask questions. We were also encouraged to connect with employees over LinkedIn afterwards. However, one possible improvement could have been to break the students into even smaller groups based on the division of their interest.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Due to the Covid19 situation, the networking and social event opportunities were limited as we were not able to meet the employees in person. However, there were more than enough opportunities to ask questions with plenty of time given after every talk to ask employees questions from recent current affairs to culture in the division that they are working at.

8/10

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

Talks included their volunteering opportunities, trips, sports events and other initiatives.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

This insight was definitely enlightening. I learnt so much despite the virtual nature of the insight. I recommend this insight to students with no finance background as well as the insight has been well planned to give a gradual introduction to finance. I am extremely grateful that the Junior Talent Team was still able to put the whole programme together that covered such a comprehensive overview of UBS.

9/10