You know what you want.
We’ll help you get there.
Opportunities at UBS for graduates and students in Switzerland
Would you like to…
Collaborate with people of all nationalities, cultures, skill sets and
Be part of a global team where your career can move forward?
Work on challenging, multifaceted tasks and projects?
Never stop learning?
Join a firm committed to ethical conduct and managing its
Learn from smart people who respect your point of view?
Whatever subject you’re studying, if you answered yes,
then UBS could be for you.
Join a global firm
• UBS employs about 64,000 people around the world
• We’re present in all major financial centers worldwide and have offices in more than 50 countries. About 36% of our employees
work in the Americas, 35% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific.
As at 30.06.2012; UBS quarterly report.
Europe / Middle East / Africa
What’s on offer?
There are a variety of ways to experience working at UBS, depending on where you are in your academic career.
For students – Internship Program
Our internship programs are the best way to prepare for a
graduate position at UBS. They are opportunity to work with and
learn from some of the most successful people in finance today
– while acquiring the skills and making the contacts that will give
you a head start when you graduate.
You will be a valued and productive member of your team
from day one, as we believe it is important to expose you to
interesting projects and worthwhile work experience with real
responsibilities. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to network
with your peers, recent graduates and senior people from across
Your internship program will contain the following elements:
• Welcome Day: learn about our principles, strategy and
• Interns’ Event: get to know your peers and spend an exciting
• Get to Know UBS Sessions: gain unique insights into UBS
through senior leaders and UBS graduates.
• Interns’ Lunches: informal exchange with other interns
In addition, you’ll have access to other networking opportunities
and community projects. Throughout the program, you’ll be
supported by your line manager, campus recruiting and various
We always seek to hire the best interns after graduation. After
your internship program you’ll be kept informed of news and
job opportunities, and will be invited to join our intern alumni
So an internship could be your gateway to a rewarding career.
Here are the programs that we offer in Switzerland:
• 3–6 month Internship Program: we hire for this program
throughout the year on a rolling basis.
• Summer Internship Program: Our 2013 program will run for
10 weeks during your summer break.
For graduates – Graduate Training Program
The Graduate Training Program (GTP) is an 18 – 24 months
framework of development, which we offer to talented
graduates in preparation for long-term employment within
a target function. The program consists of various core
components beside the on-the-job learning, supplemented by
further programs of training which are specifically built around
our different business areas.
The initial core component is the GTP Discovery. This module aims
to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the UBS strategy,
vision and guiding principles and equips you with a fundamental
level of knowledge of banking and finance. It enhances your
knowledge and understanding of our business divisions’ core
capabilities and gets you ready for work. You will complete this
module with graduates from across the firm in order to provide you
with the peer network that will be so critical to your future success.
After GTP Discovery you will participate in tailored training for
your business area which will equip you with the necessary
technical skills to be effective in your role. The nature of this
training varies by business area but is typically made up of
intensive classes, combined with ongoing learning modules and
qualifications relevant to your role.
The hands-on way for you to broaden your know-how and gain
experience relevant to your functional area, rotations are an
integral part of the program; they also support your individual
development in relation to your future function.
Throughout your time on the GTP you will have access to the
GTP Net. This is a series of developmental modules which
provide you with access to skills development and exposure
to senior industry experts. The GTP Net also provides an
extensive series of opportunities for community involvement.
Through participation in GTP Net you will learn and grow while
maintaining and building your professional network.
There’s no doubt that our graduate program is the best way to
launch your career.
For all our different programs, we’re hiring for Wealth
Management, Investment Bank, Global Asset Management,
Retail & Corporate and Corporate Center in both client-service
and operational functions.
Where do you want to work?
Here is a list of business areas that may currently be
seeking new graduate talent. Please check our website for
more information on specific opportunities
Wealth Management Client Advisory
Wealth Management is the heart of our business and uniquely
positioned thanks to our sophisticated, rigorous investment
process, our worldwide coverage and our globally diversified
client business. In this role, you’ll help our clients develop and
capitalize on their wealth and structure their existing finances.
Investment Products & Services (IPS)
As an investment and product specialist you will work closely
with client advisors to help develop products and services for
clients drawing on the capabilities of the entire firm. IPS includes
everything from advisory solution and advisory products to
investment management and wealth planning, but also risk
management, regulatory and platform management.
Retail & Corporate Banking
Private Client Advisory
In Switzerland, we want to be the bank of choice for retail clients
by offering tangible added value. Get involved in delivering of
value adding, easy-to-use products and services tailored to our
clients’ financial needs, wherever they are in their lives.
Corporate & Institutional Client Advisory (CIC)
As a graduate supporting corporate and institutional clients,
you could be involved in helping small businesses raise capital
or advising large multinationals on merger and acquisition
opportunities. Alternatively, you might be involved in advising
pension funds and insurance companies on their investment
strategies and how to best manage their assets.
Investment Banking Department (IBD)
As an IBD analyst, you will be part of a team that works closely
with corporates, financial sponsors, governments and investors
to help them achieve their financial and strategic goals. You
will have the opportunity to be part of debt and equity capital
raisings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and will provide
general corporate finance advice. You will be working closely
with the capital markets department.
You’ll be part of a business area that is a leading participant in
the global primary and secondary markets for equity products.
We have roles to suit people from all sorts of backgrounds – you
could work in research or sales and trading, or you could be
looking after our hedge-fund clients in prime services.
Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC)
You’ll help us provide corporate and institutional clients with a
full range of products across foreign exchange, fixed income and
commodities. Working in either research, structuring or sales and
trading, you’ll be expected to show a deep understanding of our
clients’ needs and an ability to deliver exceptional service.
Global Asset Management
Our asset management business offers investment capabilities
across all major traditional and alternative asset classes. These
include equity, fixed income, currency, hedge fund, real estate,
infrastructure and private equity investment capabilities. You will
work alongside our talented asset managers and specialists while
you learn about our organization, our clients and our wide range
of investment products and services.
Finance are the guardians of the firm’s financial resources,
managing, reporting and forecasting on all of UBS’s finances.
We also act as consultants using our global business advisory
and analytics capabilities to advise the firm’s senior managers.
Group Internal Audit (GIA)
Group Internal Audit is an independent and objective function
that systematically assesses governance, risk management and
controlling processes. You will be an active member of an audit
team, participating in their audits, both in Switzerland and abroad.
Human Resources (HR)
HR works in partnership with the business to recruit, develop
and retain the exceptional people needed to support our clients’
continued success. You’ll help to foster UBS’s collaborative,
respectful and performance-oriented culture.
Information Technology (IT)
The financial markets are complex, varied and ever changing –
and technology is an integral part of the way they work. For you,
working in our technology function means challenge, innovation,
variety and a chance to work with the latest developments in IT
as they happen.
Our operations team ensures that all of UBS’s transactions are
settled swiftly and accurately. Much of our work involves
designing and testing new, more effective ways of doing things
to keep UBS ahead of its competitors.
As a member of our risk team, you’ll help us protect UBS’s
reputation, financial health and long-term interests by helping us
identify measure and control any risks to our business.
Your advantages with UBS The right approach for your application
UBS offers attractive development opportunities and market-oriented employment conditions and benefits.
Our culture supports and promotes employee development at all levels of our organization because it benefits both you and us. The
skills you develop enable you to advance in your career and add value to the firm. UBS also benefits from your experiences, ideas and
unique perspectives, and that’s why we’ll invest so much in giving you opportunities to develop.
Below you can get a flavor of some of our market-oriented employment conditions and attractive benefits:
Performance-oriented compensation forms the basis for
self-reliant behavior and supports our business strategy in a
• Health and work-life balance
Flexible working models and generous maternity and paternity
provisions together with a wide range of offers in the areas of
sport and catering contribute to your work-life balance and
• Personal involvement
You can get involved in helping people and the environment
through employee volunteering and employer-matched
• Retirement provision and insurance schemes
A generous pension fund solution, advantageous offers
for insurance schemes and an attractive employee share
ownership plan contribute to your financial security.
• Benefits and other advantages
Beyond this, as a UBS employee you’ll enjoy other advantages
such as preferential conditions on UBS products, Reka checks
and other special offers at reduced rates.
We’re looking for people who have the integrity, drive and team
skills to help us deliver on our promises to our clients. You’ll need
qualities such as ambition, honesty, a commitment to executing
to the highest possible standards and a desire to achieve great
things as a team.
Learn about us – the UBS website is a great place to start. As you
do your research, try to get a feel for the business areas and roles
that interest you.
Furthermore, talk to any contacts you have among friends,
relatives or alumni members. And UBS Events give you a unique
insight into our business and direct access to the heart of our
culture. See where you can meet us at
And finally, you can also experience our culture and get to know
our people on our Facebook page:
To give your online application the best chance of success,
remember these tips:
• Show us your potential to perform by telling us about your
accomplishments outside of the classroom. We’ll be looking
for that little bit extra – a special something that sets you
apart from your fellow students.
• We want to see that you’ve researched the current financial
climate and that you can demonstrate your understanding
of how it affects UBS.
Take the next step
If you think a career at UBS could be for you, have a look at our recruiting process:
1. Online application
2. Numerical & logical tests
3. Interviews with HR and Business
4. Assessment Center
Welcome to UBS
In Switzerland, we recruit for our internship and GTP positions all year round.
If you have the qualities we’re looking for and you want to achieve great things as part of a
smart, supportive team, apply for one of our open positions at www.ubs.com/graduates.
We’re looking forward to getting to know you and welcoming you at UBS.
UBS is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills
and experiences within our workforce.
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