Apprentices

Banking apprenticeship

Right from the start, you’ll be working at the center of our business and over the course of three years see many different areas.

What can you expect?

Our training models

  • Banking apprenticeship (Swiss Certificate of Competence [EFZ])
  • Banking apprenticeship (Swiss Certificate of Competence [EFZ]) with vocational baccalaureate (type economics)
  • In Zurich, we also offer the KV vocational baccalaureate focus model KV Berufsmaturität Fokus (DE)(PDF, 1 MB) in German. With this model you are in school during the first year of your apprenticeship, and during your second and third years, you’ll spend one day at school and four days at work.

The development opportunities at UBS are endless and flexible.

Valerie, banking apprentice

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • 6 weeks holiday and 1 week youth holiday
  • On-the-job support from certified practical advisors
  • Teaching materials, language stay & financial participation for your personal device
  • Travel and meal allowances
  • Clothing allowance
  • Attractive offers in the employee shop as well as access to Reka money
  • Rewarding a smoke-free lifestyle
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Extensive range of further training during and after your apprenticeship

What do you bring to the table?

  • Motivation and commitment
  • Curiosity to learn new things
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Interest in the financial sector
  • Highest level of elementary school
  • Consistent performance at school (especially mathematics, German, English, French)

Are there career opportunities at UBS after completing the training program?

Yes, UBS places great value on promoting and developing its apprentices. After completing the training program, various career opportunities and further education possibilities within the company are available. Many apprentices transition to permanent positions at UBS or deepen their expertise through our 2-year Junior Talent Program (JUNA).

Our Support

Junior Talent Manager and practical instructors

Throughout the entire training period, our apprentices are accompanied and supported by our vocational and practical instructors.

How to apply

1. Online application

Apply online with the following documents:

  • Resume (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Copies of the last two years' school reports (Kanton Bern: learning reports of the last two years)
  • If available: employment references, learning reports, diplomas, typing certificate, etc.

2. Review of your documents

We check your documents for completeness and whether the minimum requirements are met. We're looking for people with a high willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and an interest in the financial industry.

If we're interested in your profile, we'll invite you to a personal interview.

3. Personal interview

How do you prepare for the interview?

Those who are well prepared rarely have a reason to be nervous. Do some research on the program we offer, and the company as a whole. Take notes and write down any questions you have – we’ll be more than happy to answer them.

Think about what we’ll ask. This is the best chance we’ll have to find out more about you, so try to think about what you want us to know. Whether it’s why you want to train with us, what your strengths and weaknesses are, or even how the person closest to you would describe you. You don’t have to overthink this, but the better prepared you are, the more you’ll stand out.

A few tips from us

Greeting your interview partner by name and making eye contact is a great way to make a good first impression. Keep in mind that there are no right or wrong answers. All you have to do is be yourself (and switching your phone off always helps, too). And, don’t forget to ask questions. It lets us know that you’re interested.

4. Welcome

If you've persuaded us, we're happy to welcome you to UBS!