Operations 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

I was given a list of daily tasks to work through then i would go on to work on my projects.
Occasionally we would have talks or meetings if arranged.

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

I had a good team, where i was warmly welcomed so i had an enjoyable experience that went quickly.


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

I was given two projects that were actually required and had a need so i felt this was valued by colleauges.


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

My line manager and 'buddy' were always available to sit down for a conversation and were very approachable when i did so.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Like most internships, you have busy days and quiet days. Having a project meant i could always return to that if i was quiet work wise.


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

The projects i was given were relevant so this gave me some resonsibility. However, in this industry where qualifications etc are required you cannot be given masses of responsibility.


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

I believe what i have learned will help me in focus my learning. Also i have learned a lot regarding how to learn through simply listening, which in practice can be quiet difficult.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The desk i worked on was very friendly and although hard work was getting done it still had some 'banter' going on. Their was a general warm feeling throughout the office.


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

We were given a diary of talks to attend and socials to attend which had been organised. Also two projects were thought of for me to do before i arrived.


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

Management and colleagues were happy to sit down and discuss any questions. We were also given excel training.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental

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

Not found out yet.



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

We would have a general intern night out or at least a few drinks most Thursday or Friday.


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

London is expensive but this is taken into acocunt with the wage you receive.


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

Being in London their is plenty of choice.


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

We had the option to get involved in community affair projects.