Human Resources Intern at UBS

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

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8.3/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Assist line manager in daily duties in International Mobility and Generalist functions. This included updating and reviewing policies, finding ways of cost-cutting and presenting to internal and external clients.

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

I was put in two thoroughly enjoyable functions, International Mobility and in a Generalist HR role during my time. It enabled me to get a great overview of the firm and be exposed to many internal and external clients.

9/10

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

I was given meaningful work, answered fully whenever I had questions and generally was made to feel welcome throughout my time.

8/10

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

My managers helped me at every turn, giving me advice and useful feedback whenever it was required, as well as giving me positive reinforcement regularly to make me feel like I was part of the team.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

During my first rotation there were times where it would be quiet as a lot of the work was project based, so when I finished one, I often had to wait for the next one to come in. As this was reliant on the information given by clients, I had good exposure to managing such relationships. During my second rotation, there was a steady flow of work throughout the day.

7/10

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

Being attached to two relatively small functions and with large changes being made within HR at UBS, I was provided with plenty of individual projects that were of importance to the department. I was involved in reviewing and updating policy and reporting financial savings as a result of cost-cutting initiatives.

8/10

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

I learned a lot about economics during my internship which is great for my studies, however, it is the transferable skills that I will look to retain. Writing emails in a professional manner, presenting to some very senior members of staff and self motivation are skills I will cherish.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Far exceeding my expectations for a Financial Services firm, there was a lot of fun around the Olympics, as well as a friendly atmosphere throughout the department.

9/10

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

UBS has a lot of exprience with internships and it showed, everything from the events planned, to the work I had to and the introductory sessions, the internship was extremely well organised.

10/10

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

We had many tutorials within HR to show what each function within HR did. There were also several general introductory sessions to investment banking and economics. Most of the learning was however on the job.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
6/10

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

UBS will be a great place to build a career.

10/10

Social

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

Every Thursday/Friday and several other days throughout the internship. Most of us became good friends during the internship.

10/10

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

The downside of London, especially during Olympic time!

4/10

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

Great- but at a cost!

6/10

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

Plenty of social and voluntary activities were available on a near daily basis. A partnership with local schools and charities provided a couple of fun days during the internship.

9/10

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