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Opportunities

Career areas

Learning and development

The more you know

Aside from the natural experience you’ll gain in your role, we believe additional opportunities to grow should be available to everyone. Whether that’s through internal mobility or our in-house UBS University, we care about your development.

See the Opportunities section to explore our learning and development approach for each program.

FAQs

Find the most commonly asked questions about university student opportunities.

How we hire

Our process is designed to be objective and fair. We want everyone to have equal chances to drive recruitment success. Please note that recruitment stages may differ slightly, according to program and region.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Opportunities and Career area pages to explore full regional eligibility requirements and what our business areas are looking for.

Get prepared

Want the best start to your career? To land your dream job you need to be prepared.

We’ve created a 10-step interactive guide to ace your recruitment process. Discover what motivates you, how to sell your wow factor and what employers are looking out for.

Online application

  • You must submit your online application via our job board. Our on-screen instructions will guide you through the process, which asks you about your personal information, education, work experience, languages and skills, and some other additional information.
  • Make sure you have all the supporting information you need, particularly when it comes to answering the detailed questions.
  • Take you time. Providing accurate information is important, so give yourself plenty of time. You don't have to do it all at once: you can save a draft to complete later (but only for 30 days). We won’t be able to see your draft application, so be sure to submit it when you’re ready.

Online assessments*

We use three types of online assessments. Depending on the opportunity you have applied for, you may be asked to complete more than one type.

  • UBS Cultural Appraiser: Culture is key. The Cultural Appraiser will give you realistic, hypothetical work scenarios designed to see how well you align to our culture and values.
  • Cognitive Assessments: Numerical and verbal reasoning measure your ability to draw logical conclusions from complex numerical or verbal information. Logical reasoning will ask you to find logical rules in patterns of symbols and apply them to a different set of patterns. Where possible, be sure to complete tutorials and/or practice questions before you start.
  • Coding Challenge: For roles in Technology, you may be asked to solve challenges in a native coding environment with real-time feedback. This simulation helps us see if your skills are a good match for the role.
    * For US this is a piloting phase – scores will not affect your application.

Video interview

Most roles could involve a video interview recording as part of the screening process. We’ll give you the questions and you can record your answers at a time that suits you. Don't worry, you can record as many practice interviews as you like before your actual interview.

Final assessment day

The final stage of the selection process is a series of face-to-face interviews. You'll have a chance to meet senior leaders in the business and give us a glimpse into your personality and capabilities. The final interview will be more detailed and focused on assessing your compatibility with us in your desired position.

Tips

  • Prepare - Know what we’re looking for. By taking the time to prepare – keeping our list of core competencies in mind – you should be confident of a good performance.
  • Practice - Practice makes perfect. The best way to improve your interview skills is to use them. If you have not had much interview experience, participate in interview workshops on campus and practice interviewing with a friend, family member or mentor. The more you do it, the better you’ll get.
  • Know your area - You don’t need to be an expert, but you need to demonstrate a degree of knowledge about the business area for which you’ve applied. Of course, we’d like you to have a basic understanding of the markets in which we operate, as well as a more detailed understanding of your chosen business area. Asking insightful questions is a great way to begin a good conversation.
  • Know our people - Attend one of our campus presentations or events to meet us (if available). Or visit our careers blog at ubs.com/backstage. Get a sense of who we are, how we operate as an organization, and what our priorities are.
  • Be open and honest - We want to know about your ideas. We’re also curious about your interests and experiences, and what you’ve learned from them. We want to know about how you think, especially when resolving issues. Who you are is important to us, so let us see you.
  • Listen and think - Listen carefully to the question, and think about what the interviewer is really asking. Don’t be afraid to take your time when answering. Repeating or rephrasing the question, or asking for clarification, can be a good way to help you compose your thoughts.
  • Don’t pretend you know - If you don’t know something, just say so. The ability to ask when you don’t know is a strength, while bluffing is a weakness.

Don’t take our word for it

Hear what our people have to say

Take a look at our careers blog, where you can learn more about our culture, our people and how we do things.

Get to know us

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

Take a look at our backstage blog, where you can learn more about our culture, our people and our business.

Attend an event

Join one of our events.

We have opportunities for you to get to know us! Find an event in your location and find out more.

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Discovered the right role for you?

Apply online.

Paperless is the way forward, so please make sure you apply using our online system. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!