UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management businesses and its universal bank in Switzerland. Together with a client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified Global Asset Management business, UBS will expand its premier wealth management franchise and drive further growth across the Group.
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in more than 50 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific. UBS employs approximately 61,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
UBS in ANZ
In Australasia, UBS has operated in the financial markets for over 75 years, having grown from a private stock- broking business to a leading financial services firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. Today, UBS provides comprehensive investment banking, wealth and asset management services by combining local insight and credentials with the firm’s global franchise.
UBS is consistently voted best Investment Bank by industry and clients in a range of highly recognised awards including AsiaMoney, Financial Review CFO, FinanceAsia, The Asset and in the East Coles Survey.
UBS has been accredited as an ‘Employer of Choice for Women’ by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency since 2004. The firm employs circa 1,000 staff in Australia and New Zealand.
At UBS you can expect to be challenged long after university. As a global business, we offer abundant opportunities for talent development – and to be recognised and rewarded for it. In addition to gaining hands-on experience as part of a smart, driven team, you’ll benefit from continued education allowing you to shape the career you’re looking for. Whether it’s acquiring the technical knowledge to create the products of the future, or developing the skills to be one of our upcoming leaders, you will continuously be encouraged to make the most of your talents.
UBS differentiates itself from other financial firms in the way we conduct business. We believe that we are only as successful as our relationships – both externally with our clients and internally with each other. This approach makes us a personable choice for clients and employees worldwide.
UBS employs graduates from all backgrounds – indeed, we’re more interested in the broad intellectual skills developed at university than an expertise in a particular subject. We place much value on building solid relationships, so also look for qualities such as honesty, integrity, candid and a desire to achieve extraordinary outcomes as a team.
Who we are looking for
UBS recruits interns and graduates from all academic backgrounds – the humanities and sciences, as well as economics and finance. At UBS, a degree is less important than a graduate’s ability to problem solve, plan ahead, make decisions, demonstrate sound judgement, and communicate with others. In addition, UBS seeks graduates that are ambitious, show integrity, have a commitment to accuracy, and a desire to work as part of a friendly but driven team.
Graduate Training Program
The UBS Graduate Training Program is a learning journey. All our graduate trainees enter intensive, industry-leading training programs at the outset of their career at UBS to help them develop business specific proficiencies and firm-wide knowledge. Comprehensive business education is offered through function-specific ‘learning pathways’ – a structured set of activities designed to ensure consistent training across similar jobs world-wide.
Our graduate programs provide various cross-divisional and specialist perspectives and focus on specific business skills as well as professional development. You will also learn more about our global organization and business strategy, our core values and the high standards we aspire to.
We provide our graduate trainees with opportunities to grow professionally and personally and to build the strong, long-term relationships that are central to our business success. This program prepares you for a successful career at UBS and for the many development opportunities which will lie ahead of you at our firm.
Summer Internship Program
Our 11 week structured summer internship program runs from November to February each year. At UBS, our interns work alongside some of the best and brightest people in the industry, learning about our organization, a specific business division, our clients, and the products & services we offer. Throughout their internship, events are run to ensure the experience is complemented with learning, training and networking opportunities. The program provides interns with challenging tasks and responsibilities where their contributions are able to make a difference. Overall the internship is aimed at providing students with a broad experience that will allow them to demonstrate their skills, learn about the UBS culture and most importantly explore a potential career.