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UBS: Group Research 2021 Degree Apprenticeship

Monday, September 6, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021



Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And UBS do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.They are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centres, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of the UBS team?

They're a truly global, collaborative and friendly group of people. Having a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace is important to them. And they support your career development, internal mobility and work-life balance. If this sounds interesting, apply now.

The role

Did you know you don’t have to complete an internship to work in financial services? UBS's Apprenticeship program provides ambitious and talented individuals with an alternative route to a career in financial services. You'll earn a salary working in the exciting environment of Global Research, whilst completing training for a recognized qualification offering a fee-free on-the-job education alternative to the traditional route.

You'll join the Global Research Platform team and will assist the teams in day-to-day operational running of the desk, collaborate with teams across Global Research to help produce and deliver data to support business processes, prioritisation and growth. Working with colleagues to ensure important projects are completed quickly and accurately.
There is also an opportunity to learn more about the financial markets through regular business teach-ins and through the internal network you will develop.

The Program

You'll be joining us on a 4 year degree apprenticeship. The first stage of your apprenticeship is a Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist apprenticeship, and on completion , you’ll then progress onto a Level 6 Financial Services Professional apprenticeship, inclusive of the industry recognised Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 1, as the final stage of the degree apprenticeship, with the potential to gain a BSc (Hons) degree

Your team

You'll be joining a diverse dynamic team of individuals who spend their day speaking to clients and internal teams, making sure that UBS is facilitating the clients' business in accordance with their wishes, as well as meeting all internal business requirements. The client base you would cover ranges from hedge funds and asset managers to insurance companies and banks, as well as pension funds and global family offices, and many more Global Markets.

Who should apply?

You need to have completed your A-levels or equivalent by September 2021 and achieved BBC along with a level 5/6 in English Language and Maths GCSE. It doesn’t matter what you’re studying. (Really, it doesn’t.) But we’d like to see evidence that you can:
- analyze a problem, take a view and come to a decision
- plan, organize and communicate well
- make things happen
- stick with a task
- work in a team
- come up with ideas

Perhaps you’ve organized a fundraising event or taken part in team sports? Or persevered and passed an exam in a subject you found challenging? Think about how things you’ve achieved match the skills we’re after.

What you could go on to do

Your career development and professional qualifications don’t stop after the apprenticeship. Focused and determined individuals will be able to attain further qualifications – and when your training is complete, you will have the opportunity to work towards a junior salesperson or client service relationship manager.

How you will be supported?

This is an opportunity to work alongside some of the best people in the financial services industry with high visibility towards the bank’s senior management. You’ll be supported by several members of the sales team together with support from the program, your line manager, team, mentor and HR. Plus, there are some excellent additional training programmes, through training partner at the University of Exeter and the internal UBS University.

Roles will be open on a rolling basis so apply now to avoid missing out. 

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