Our workforce

Global reach, local experience.

With a broad range of businesses (and offices in 50 countries!) we're clearly global. But we're also truly local. We respect the cultures of the countries in which we operate, and we're actively engaged – as individuals and as a firm – in improving our local communities.

Having wide diversity in our workforce helps us better meet our global clients' needs, and it makes the firm a better place to build a career. We're committed to further increasing our diversity, ensuring an inclusive workplace, and providing equal opportunities for all employees.

Improving gender representation is a priority, and we have taken decisive action over many years to make progress in hiring, promoting and retaining more women at all levels. In this, our award-winning UBS Career Comeback program is key. So far, 142 women and 8 men globally have relaunched their careers after a break with our ongoing support.

We want our people to have many opportunities to grow their careers here, and we support them in changing roles because:

  • Internal mobility builds relationships across businesses, helps people better develop (and use) their skills, and increases their engagement with the firm.
  • Deeper skills enable better client service and support long-term client satisfaction.

Our commitment to invest in our employees at every career stage has helped us earn a reputation as a great place to build a career. Check out our awards site to see how we stack up against our competitors in business and as an employer.

Fast facts: Our employees are spread across regions, with 31% in Switzerland, 30% in the Americas, 20% in APAC and 19% in EMEA. In 2019, 1,125 employees changed the business division they worked for; 499 moved to a role in another region. And, more than 27,000 employees volunteered their time in 2019 to help address issues in society that hinder sustainable growth and development.

Our workforce at a glance1

  • 68,601 employees (by full-time equivalent)
  • 69,966 employees (by headcount)
  • 136 nationalities (by citizenship)
  • 150+ languages spoken
  • 8 years of service, on average
  • 19% under age 30 l 60% age 30-50 l 21% over age 50
  • 39% women l 61% men