Early careers

The best possible transition from studying to launching your future career? Start in a place where you can learn from the best. Start at UBS.

What's in it for me?

As part of our global teams in a friendly work environment that are committed to your success you’ll learn and develop and constantly challenge the status quo. You’ll gain hands-on experience, ignite your creativity, and develop skills that set you apart. Connect with industry leaders, build a global network, and open doors to exciting career opportunities. 

Mentoring

Mentoring and buddy opportunities are available across business areas. Whether an informal arrangement or through our mentoring programs this is a great way to support your career development, expand your knowledge and build useful connections.

Technical Training

You'll learn business-specific content, gain professionals qualifications and get many networking opportunities. We're here to develop your core skills and set you up for success, through on- and off-the-job training.

UBS University

Our UBS University gives all our employees the opportunity to learn and develop through a diverse range of offerings. Digital skills curriculum that builds knowledge about topics such as blockchain, cloud computing, robotics and artificial intelligence; Mobile learning app with a lot of our educational programs and trainings so our employees can learn whenever and wherever they want; Career Navigator platform that supports our employees with internal mobility

Networking

Over the course of the program, you’ll create a great network of peers through the many networking opportunities available. 

Rewards and benefits

Employee wellbeing is extremely important to us, and that's why we offer competitive benefits to all employees across the firm. Our benefits programs often go above and beyond legal requirements and cover:

  • Physical wellbeing – Our benefits work to enhance employees' physical health and to protect against unforeseen events. A range of offerings, including insurance coverage and wellness programs, are available in all of our locations.
  • Mental wellbeing – Employee Assistance Program offering support and counseling to employees and their immediate family as they go through life’s challenges; We teamed up with an external provider to promote mindfulness and support resiliency in managing stress; Generous time-off benefits, along with a variety of paid and unpaid leave options; Flexible working opportunities to fit your personal needs; Headspace app subscription
  • Financial wellbeing – We're an equal opportunity employer, committed to pay equity for all employees. We also understand how important retirement and financial planning are to employees, and that's why we provide comprehensive pension plans and an employee stock purchase plan.
  • Social wellbeing – Through the UBS Optimus Foundation we drive impactful philanthropy that delivers real solutions for social needs. To complement this, we match employee charitable donations and provide paid leave for employees to volunteer their time on community and environmental initiatives, in addition to UBS-organized community events. In fact, our employees logged 177,003 volunteer hours in 2022.

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Want to know what a career over here could look like for you? Join one of our sessions and get to know us, our programs and our application process.

So, how do you apply?

1. Prepare and apply 

Submit an online application and upload your CV/resume.

  • As we don’t require a cover letter, it’s really important your CV reflects who you are.
  • We’re keen to hear about your hobbies/interests, academic achievements, work experience and what you’ve learnt from these experiences.
  • Recruitment ready? Your ten step interactive roadmap to recruitment readiness. 

3. Assessment Center

The final stage of the selection process is a series of virtual or face-to-face Interviews.

  • Research UBS and the business area you’re applying to, don’t just read facts and figures.
  • Ask questions at the end of your interview. Don’t rely on assessors to ask follow up questions.
  • When giving examples be sure to talk about the outcome and acknowledge if there’s anything you would’ve done differently.

2. Online assessments & video interview

Every candidate will take three online assessments. They are dependent on the business area you are applying for. If your application is successful, you'll receive a link to record your video interview.

  • For our Culture test, be sure to look at our three keys. Think about our culture, pillars and principles.
  • Check out AON’s website for practice online assessments – work on your speed and accuracy.
  • Tests are timed – find a quiet place to focus, away from distractions.
  • Treat the video interview like an in-person interview – dress smartly, maintain good eye contact and be concise.

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What do we do?

We provide financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we are present in all major financial centers worldwide.

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