• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Worked on research of equities and economics

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my internship at UBS. It was a really great challenge and felt like I learnt so much over the course of 5-weeks. Originally I wasn't sure how a virtual internship would work but it was organised really well with speaker talks, socials and other really useful events. In addition to that the other interns were all great and I made some really good friends during the internship. I would definitely recommend this internship.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I think for the most part I felt really valued by colleagues. All colleagues gave their time to talk to me if I asked and were really helpful in answering any questions whatsoever. Whilst it was a virtual internship, this also meant colleagues giving up considerable time to have a coffee chat with me which they were always happy to do. This was super useful in helping me understand the business. Additionally if my team had any requests they wanted me to do they would also ask me helping me fell valued over my internship.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • 5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • On most days I had a really good balance of business. In may area of work you expect to be positively challenged and I certainly was which meant most days were busy. Throughout the course of my internship I had a project to do alongside other daily activities and meetings which meant I constantly had different things to focus on to help me stay busy. Overall, I wouldn't say there was ever a day on my internship that I felt I had nothing or very little to do.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • During my internship I think I was given a reasonable amount of responsibility. In particular, I was left to independently manage my time including my project and other bits of work I had to do which highlights responsibility I had. However, in the virtual environment I think it was more difficult to take responsibility on key pieces of work within the team. Overall, I think the responsibility I was given was good but could potentially have been more in a non-virtual environment.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • During my internship I developed skills across a number of different area. Firstly, I feel my presenting skills improved massively - with tasks to present during a number of different weeks this gave me the opportunity to develop my skills and improve on my presenting as the internship went on. I also think the skills I learnt on the desk were invaluable and will help considerably going forward in my degree. Finally i think the professional and communicative skills I developed were also great and will be skills that I continue to develop moving forward.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I think the overall internship was organised extremely well, particularly given the circumstances. The first week we were given training to understand the company and what we might be doing before then moving onto the desks for the remaining four weeks. On the desks despite the virtual nature, we continually had different insight talks into the business which were all extremely useful. Furthermore, despite being virtual there wasn't one moment where I felt I didn't have things to be doing or getting on with which shows how well organised and successful the internship was.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Again despite being virtual the social scene was really good under the circumstances. I frequently had calls with the other interns in my department meaning I made some really great friends. Additionally, any talks or events were really interactive and breakout rooms allowed interaction with other interns frequently. In addition to this, the department also ran a department wide quiz which was really fun, and intern musical bingo was also set up during one evening.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 3/5

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Placement (5-9 Months)

6th August 2020

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