Summer Analyst at UBS

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Internship (1-4 Months)
London Central London and City
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Banking - Investment

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Update market news to the trading desk
Come up with trade ideas
Work on project given by the desk
Talk to traders/sales to learn more about the different roles

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

Trading desks are rather tough. You need strong personality as an intern and as a full time employee. It is not as easy going as sales desks.


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

Traders tend to be busy and as an intern you have to make most of your time by using your initative by asking questions and coming up with things to do.


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

Everyone was fairly busy but still tried to give much help and answer questions when you asked them.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Interns have quite a few corporate/intern events to go to such as networking and talks organised by HR. Apart from that, you have projects given by your desk and daily tasks to do. Fairly busy.


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

Responsibility-wise, it is difficult to expect much on a trading desk as you cannot trade as an intern. Limited responsibilities.


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

The soft skills I developed during my internship helped a lot in my life in terms of time management, interpersonal skills.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone was very focussed with their jobs, which they should be. Quite serious and not many jokes flying round.


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

HR tried hard to organise events and keep us busy.


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

The firm gave three days of training at the start of the internship which was very useful in learning about the basics of the financial markets.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?


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

Very competitive environment. All the interns are bright, and there are limited positions for interns to convert into full time.



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

Yes. Everyone got along quite well.


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

Bank/ Liverpool street area is expensive and not much to do.


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

Almost no night life around Bank/Liverpool street area.


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

Tehre was one charity day out but that was about it.