at UBS

Top Employer
Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Banking/Finance

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4/5

The Role
4.2
The Company
4
The Culture
3.8

The Role

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

The job was very enjoyable, mostly due to the social side.
5 /5

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

I really felt part of my team even though I was temporary.
5 /5

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

Support was widely available when asked for, though it was not forced upon me.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Exteremly busy, but not overly so considering the sector.
4 /5

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

Responsibility had to be earned through hard work and trust building by demonstrating that my abilities were up to the task.
5 /5

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

The interpersonal and presentation skills have helped me immensely with certain university assignments.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly but hard working.
4 /5

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

Very well organised with social and non-social events for interns.
5 /5

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

Formal training was provided in the induction process but more specific training was informal and at the team level.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Healthcare from home
4 /5

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

Very appealing.
5 /5

The Culture

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

The scene was very good though it was not specifically facilitated by management.
4 /5

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

The costs were high because of the location, though these could have been reduced had I been prepared for a longer commute.
4 /5

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

Excellent.
5 /5

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

Oppertunities were fairly sparse but could be found if the motivation was there.
3 /5