2022 Graduate Human Resources Program

UBS · Competitive · London
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Your role

Do you like solving complex problems and influencing strategic direction? 

Youll:

  • Be a strong and trusted partner for your colleagues by giving them strategic HR advice
  • Rotate through different roles, giving you the opportunity to learn more about human resources and the financial services industry. Rotation opportunities include generalist and specialist roles in recruitment, reward, talent development, employee relations, employee advisory and management support
  • Benefit from being involved in projects and will have access to a global network of contacts.

Your team

You’ll be working as part of Human Resources (HR). HR supports the business strategy by helping us achieve sustainable business performance and be globally recognised for developing leaders. HR is made up of central and divisionally aligned teams that touch every aspect of an employee’s experience, from recruitment to retirement. You’ll help support our people, enabling them to perform at their best and making sure they are fairly rewarded, playing an essential part in maintaining the meritocratic and inclusive culture that supports our success.

Your expertise

You need to be in the last year of your degree and have, or be on track for, a 2:1 or the equivalent in your first undergraduate degree. It doesn’t matter what you’re studying. (Really, it doesn’t.) 

But we’d like to see evidence that you can: 

  • Analyse a problem, take a view and come to a decision 
  • Plan, organise and communicate well 
  • Make things happen 
  • Stick with a task
  • Work in a team 
  • Come up with ideas

Perhaps you’ve organised 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.

Your Program

We know that development opportunities are important to you and we want to make sure you youll be successful. Thats why our graduate training program is designed to ensure that youll have an in-depth introduction to our firm and the business you will be part of. Youll start your UBS experience by participating in UBS Discovery, a training program that will bring you up to speed on our industry, strategy, capabilities and culture.

As you move into your target business youll benefit from both business-specific and firm-wide on- and off-the-job training that will ensure you are a confident and competent contributor from day one. Each business has its own program that varies in duration, scope and location, but they all share a similar approach that breaks down complex information into manageable elements. The teaching methods and environment encourage you to get to know your peers. In some areas, an extended induction period provides further team building and networking opportunities. You keep on learning once you join your team. You may be rotated through a number of desks and departments to broaden your product knowledge and extend your network of contacts. In some departments, regular lectures and presentation events allow for the sharing of knowledge as well as promoting team spirit. Ongoing training and development encourages your career progress.

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