Summer Intern at UBS

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment

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7.1/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

6.0

The Role

Role Description

I worked mainly on projects so was pretty much working at my own place, with loose deadlines set.

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

Great fun

8/10

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

Everyone was very nice and helpful. I was given important work to do and felt part of the team

8/10

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

Everyone was happy to help you if they had a spare moment

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days busier than others but mainly busy enough for time to pass quickly

9/10

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

I was given my own project to work on and was assured that it was an important part of the department's future

7/10

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

You inevitably learn a lot about the industry and the way the bank works. Can't say the work will help me in my degree but the skills I honed will always be valuable

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone was very friendly. I suppose there could have been more of a team atmosphere, but I can't fault the people

7/10

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

We had weekly educational sessions or talks from senior management

8/10

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

A lot of people gave up a lot of time for us. There was also the odd free lunch/breakfast

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

5/10

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

Employment prospects in banking are not great, but if you perform well both in real terms and relative terms, there is a good chance of getting hired.

6/10

Social

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

Made a lot of good friends that I would love to keep in touch with

9/10

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

Central London

3/10

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

Lots of great pubs and bars. Shoreditch nearby - but it all comes at a price

8/10

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

There was the odd event but most clubs and societies seemed to be defunct in my experience

4/10

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