UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms, serving a discerning client base. As an organization, it combines financial strength with a culture that embraces change.
UBS is the world's largest wealth manager, a top tier investment banking and securities firm, and a key global asset manager. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.
UBS, headquartered in Zurich and Basel, is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 50 countries, with 39% of its employees working in the Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 17% in Europe and 10% in the Asia Pacific time zone. UBS's financial businesses employ over 80,000 people worldwide.
General overview Graduate discovery – Find out about our firm and our culture, our strategic vision and our values for action.
Ready-for-work training – Build your business and technical skills, and learn what you need to contribute to your team on day one.
Business-area specific initiatives – Advance from general education, with a focus on initial learning, to delve into the detail of your business area.
Graduate connections – Connect with colleagues across the firm through a range of events and initiatives involving senior speakers and mid-career professionals, as well as individual training opportunities and social occasions. These events occur in parallel with your business-area specific initiatives.
Graduate gateway – Celebrate your success and commit to future achievements at a special event to mark the conclusion of your EXPLORE experience and the beginning of the next phase in your professional development.
The EXPLORE Graduate Program begins with an overview of who we are and what we do. You’ll be introduced to our client-centric philosophy. In addition, you’ll learn about our strategy, vision and values, the UBS brand and how we build long-term relationships. This will include an emphasis on our commitment to diversity and contribution to local communities. Practical examples will help you understand our integrated business model and culture. Then, you’ll start making plans and setting personal objectives for your development over the next two years.
This phase of the program commences with a period of intensive learning designed to equip you with the general business and technical skills you’ll need to make a contribution. You will also gain exposure to UBS’s business model, products, clients and risk control while interacting with senior leaders from across our business.
Business-area specific initiatives
Educational subjects will reflect the activities and practices of your specific business area. You will also complete any exams and licensing requirements for your position.
Roadmaps of core courses will guide your professional development in your chosen field. You may also be assigned a mentor to guide your career path. Some businesses rotate graduates through different desks and departments to broaden their understanding and provide opportunities to explore new areas.
Teamwork drives our achievements, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity during your training to make connections with graduate peers and build up a global network of contacts. Presentations, discussion groups, training sessions and social events bring graduates together across the organization to share experiences. These cross-business learning initiatives will increase your insight and give you exposure to different senior leaders in our firm.
Our leaders take a personal interest in the progress of our graduates, and they will share their views on our markets and strategic priorities in person and through formal communications.
The EXPLORE Graduate Program concludes with a celebratory event in your region. You and your peers will reflect on your achievements and prepare for the next phase of your development. The event is designed to celebrate your transition from “early-” to “mid-career” professional. Your sense of accomplishment and connection with your graduate class is something that stays with you throughout your career.
Global Wealth Management & Business Banking Global Asset Management
Corporate Centre Investment Banking
The Wealth, Asset management and Corporate centre programs takes place over an 18 to 24 month period. The length of your program will depend on factors such as your region, target position, speed of progress and opportunities in our business.
Setting personal goals
Each position in our business is assigned a clearly defined competency profile. Your individual program plan takes these profiles into account, as well as your experience and background, to provide a tailored structure for your personal and professional growth.
Through continuous learning, you acquire the knowledge and skills required to support our clients in a consistent and proactive way. We use a variety of on and off the job training methods. Intensive education gives you an understanding of our marketplace. The experience and exposure provided by stretch assignments on exciting projects and challenging rotations help you to realize your full career potential.
Throughout your program, your line manager acts as your coach. Meanwhile, the local graduate training program management team also supports you. They help you to further advance your individual knowledge, skills, abilities, expertise and experience in line with your career goals and personal development plan.
The program allows you to develop a useful network of contacts throughout UBS. These opportunities underline our commitment to bringing you on board once you have finished your program, subject to your individual performance and the needs of our business.
Experiencing new challenges
As UBS supports mobility across business groups and regions, you may be able to broaden your experience in different working environments and locations.
The EXPLORE Graduate Program takes place over an 18-24 month period and combines focused training and education with business exposure.The five phases of the program include graduate discovery, ready-for-work training, business-area specific initiatives, graduate connections and the graduate gateway. All of these aspects of the program combine to form a comprehensive, balanced and well-rounded learning experience.
No. of graduate vacancies: 100-250
Disciplines recruited from: Any
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