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 a diverse workforce and inclusive culture is absolutely critical to our long-term success. We're committed to further increasing our diversity and to ensuring equal opportunities for all employees.

A key part of that has been our award-winning UBS Career Comeback program (active in Switzerland, the UK, US, and India). So far, it has helped 104 professionals (102 women and 2 men) relaunch their careers, offering permanent roles (not internships) and supporting them with on-the-job experience, classroom learning and mentoring.

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.

This focus has helped earn us a reputation as a great place to build a career.

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Fast facts: In 2018, 1,335 employees changed business divisions, while 554 changed regions. And, our employees volunteered nearly 198,000 hours of their time in 2018 (137,000 of that during work hours). With our focus on skills-based volunteering, we're making sure we address issues in society that hinder sustainable growth and development.

Our workforce at a glance

  • 20% under 30 years old | 59% between 30 and 50 | 21% over 50
  • 39% women | 61% men
  • More than 150 languages spoken
  • Citizens of 133 countries
  • 49% employees in Switzerland have worked here 10+ years
  • 8 average years of service

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