Degree Apprenticeship Program

Study and work simultaneously with our Degree Apprenticeship and kickstart an exciting career with us.

Built for those just starting out

Don’t wait until you graduate to gain experience

Our degree apprenticeships are carried out in partnership with the University of Exeter, a distinguished member of the UK’s Russell Group universities. As an apprentice, 20% of your working hours will be dedicated to an element of learning. As a registered student with the University of Exeter, you will have full access to the university’s academic resources.

In 2021, UBS will be offering a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Applied Finance. This is a great choice if you are new to the financial services industry. You will gain a number of industry recognized qualifications throughout your time on the degree apprenticeship. After successfully completing all of the university modules, you will be awarded a BSc Applied Finance at the end of your fourth year.

How you will develop

What will you get out of it?

Your development is at the heart of our program and we ensure that you get a mixture of formal learning and professional experience. You will be able to dedicate 20% of your working hours to an element of learning, such as university studies or internal UBS training.

As part of the degree apprenticeship, you will take part in full day academic masterclasses, lectures and will complete study leave delivered in the workplace.

Aside from the experience you’ll gain in your role, we believe additional opportunities to grow should be open to everyone. This can be through job shadowing, a carefully designed curriculum or through training offerings from the UBS University. We care about your development.

What support will you receive?

You will have a line manager who will guide you through your role and support you as you study. In addition, your degree apprenticeship is supported by senior business sponsors, an HR program manager and an academic coach at the university (University of Exeter) who will assist with your training and ensure you are getting the most out of your program.

You will get the chance to experience our dynamic work culture firsthand. You’ll be part of our day-to-day operations, get the chance to network with industry leaders, and attend speaker sessions and events to learn more about the industry. We will also aim to assign an experienced colleague to you as a career mentor, as you transition and progress into the workplace.

Business Areas

Asset Management

Asset Management

Join us in Asset Management and you'll work towards gaining four qualifications through one program. You'll begin with a Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship, progressing onto a Level 6 Financial Services Professional apprenticeship, including the industry recognized Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1, culminating in a BSc Applied Finance degree.

Application Requirements: CBB at A-Level (or equivalent), and B or Level 5 or 6 in Mathematics and English Language GCSE

Our capabilities and investment styles cover all major traditional and alternative asset classes.

Global Wealth Management

Global Wealth Management

Join us in Global Wealth Management and you'll work towards gaining four qualifications through one program. You'll begin with a Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship, progressing onto a Level 6 Financial Services Professional apprenticeship, including the industry recognized Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1, culminating in a BSc Applied Finance degree.

Application Requirements: CBB at A-Level (or equivalent), and B or Level 5 or 6 in Mathematics and English Language GCSE

Being able to provide an entire spectrum of banking services is what gives our clients the advantage, and also gives you the opportunity to experience more. From working at the trading desk, to client strategy, and many other roles, we provide every service they need.

Investment Banking

Join us in Global Banking, Global Markets or Research careers and you'll work towards gaining four qualifications through one program. You'll begin with a Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship, progressing onto a Level 6 Financial Services Professional apprenticeship, including the industry recognized Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1, culminating in a BSc Applied Finance degree.

Application Requirements: CBB at A-Level (or equivalent), and B or Level 5 or 6 in Mathematics and English Language GCSE

Global Banking

The relationship we have with our clients is the foundation of every UBS Global Banking service. Understanding our clients’ needs and delivering solutions that help generate growth is key to our success.

Global Markets

Our Global Markets team brings the markets to our clients by providing access, market insight and execution strategies, all via our industry-leading technology platforms.

Research careers

Our Research teams provide industry and market insights that help colleagues and clients make the best and most informed decisions.

Operations

Operations

Join us in Group Operations and you'll work towards gaining four qualifications through one program. You'll begin with a Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship, progressing onto a Level 6 Financial Services Professional apprenticeship, including the industry recognized Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Diploma in Investment Operations, culminating in a BSc Applied Finance degree.

Application Requirements: CBB at A-Level (or equivalent), and B or Level 5 or 6 in Mathematics and English Language GCSE

Everything we do is centered around delivering the best-in-class client service. With a solid operational framework supporting us, we drive forward with innovative and agile processes.

Group Compliance, Regulatory and Governance

Compliance, Regulatory and Governance

Join us in Group Compliance and Regulatory Governance and you'll work towards gaining four qualifications through one program. You'll build your knowledge about risk in the financial services, and financial services in general, beginning with a Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship, progressing onto a Level 6 Financial Services Professional apprenticeship, including the industry recognized Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Diploma in Investment Operations, culminating in a BSc Applied Finance degree.

Application Requirements: CBB at A-Level and B or Level 5 or 6 in Mathematics and English Language GCSE

Compliance, Regulatory and Governance acts as the bridge between our clients and internal teams. We interact with both on a daily basis: keeping our reputation and our clients’ needs at the center of what we do.

Setting you up for success

Program eligibility

To apply, you must be in your final year of A Levels or equivalent.

Grade requirements for each program vary depending on the business area.

Our applications are accepted and considered on a rolling basis; make sure you apply as soon as you can. Our application process has four stages, each designed to learn more about you and your interest in joining us.

We are looking for individuals with a keen interest in the corporate world with a passion for learning and developing their skills. At UBS, we encourage our employees to constantly challenge, collaborate and act with integrity, which are key to succeeding in your role.

Please refer to the main UK School Leaver Apprenticeships page for more details on how we hire.

Get to know us

Find out if we’re the right fit for you.

Take a look behind the scenes in our backstage blog, where you can learn more about our culture, our people and our business.

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