Spring Insight Participant 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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9.5/10

About You
9.8
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

9.2

About You

Role Description

A participant in an insight program ran by UBS to help introduce us to the business and guide us in our career choices.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight was so informative and broad. The people we interacted with were from a great range of positions and roles, and were all so inspiring and passionate. The experience has definitely educated me in the business and opened my eyes to career avenues I hadn't even thought of before.

10/10

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

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who led the insight program were so engaging and interested in all of us. They were great at checking in on all of us, asking how we found each talk, and really valued our input and questions.

9/10

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

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who led the insight program were fantastic. They had created an immense schedule for us, talking us through it each morning, and debriefing at the end of each day. The speakers were great in teaching us about the business and were extremely supportive in answering as many questions as time allowed them to.

10/10

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

Coming from a non financial or quantitive background, I found the information and assistance gained from the program invaluable. It will definitely help focus me on my university degree and my future. It also helped me understand that having a wide skill range is very valuable to the business, and so will help me to try and widen my own skill set.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The schedule was packed and extremely well put together, with the perfect amount of breaks and at the right times. Each day had a great balance, and we heard overviews and then from grads from each department, as well as extra areas UBS has to offer.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

made the experience really fun- from quizzes to general chit-chat. Each speaker was so inspiring and engaging it was difficult not to have a great atmosphere to the program. Even though the program had to be help virtually, even contact between participants was really great too.

10/10

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

We were able to listen to a wide range of speakers, some of whom were very junior in the company. It was amazing to have them take time out of the schedules to explain their roles and business to us all.

8/10

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?

Every speaker detailed their job throughly, and the 'Day In a Life of a Graduate' from various teams was especially helpful in gaining an insight into what a typical day may look like in each role, and understanding the responsibilities of the roles.

10/10

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

I found the philanthropy talk to be very helpful in this respect, as it highlighted UBS's eagerness in this department. Moreover, every speaker of the great culture within each team, and the approachability of all the employees.

10/10

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

The experience showed me many areas within the company which I had never considered for my own career path before, which has definitely broaden my view of the business.

9/10

Other Information

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

I had no expenses to be paid for or reimbursed!

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

All of the speakers including the very senior ones were very clear that they were very willing to network with us, and we heard from a wide range of speakers from all positions and teams.

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Virtual experience, so this was as good as it could be!

9/10

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

The grad were particularly great in this respect, and all of the employees described the importance of maintaining a good work-life balance which they all seemed more the capable of doing.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definitely, especially for people like me who have no background in the area. Very informative!

10/10