UBS supplies wealth, institutional and corporate clients from around the world as well as private clients in Switzerland in financial advice and solutions. Its headquarter is in Zurich but its smaller offices are based in all major financial centers worldwide.
You can jumpstart your career by joining their Graduate Talent Programme that will help you to take first steps in Investment Banking, Corporate Center or Asset Management. Depending on the stream you choose, the UBS Graduate Program will last from 18 to 24 months, during which you will be given a chance to build your network, develop new skills and experience the collaborative culture of the company.
UBS Application Process ( EMEA region)
There are 4 steps involved in the UBS Application Process:
Stage 1: Online Application
Stage 2: Psychometric Test
- Situational Judgement Test (UBS Cultural Appraiser)
- Numerical Reasoning Test
Stage 3: Video Interview
Stage 4: Final Assessment Day
UBS Psychometric Tests
Psychometric tests are a key component of UBS Application Process. You will be required to take Situational Judgement Test that was designed to reflect UBS Culture and Numerical Reasoning Test.
UBS Situational Judgement Test
UBS Situational Judgment Test is a set of questions assessing how you might react to hypothetical events and situations that might be encountered in the UBS workplace environment. Based on your answers to these questions it will be verified how aligned you are with the company’s values and behaviours. So do your research and try to memorize them by heart ( might come in handy in the future!).
Whilst Situational Judgement Tests vary in form, usually, you will be presented with a number of descriptions to which you are obliged to provide an appropriate response from a multiple choice list. So, try to be as sensible as you can and use the full capacity of your emotional intelligence.
These tests concentrate on your ‘ people skills’ so, good communication and networking abilities should earn you a few points. However, the quite straightforward and simplistic formula of these tests can be misleading. In any Situational Judgement Test there is a catch in the high probability of any of the presented answers. So although it is recommended to think in accordance with the promoted values outlined in the company’s profile, in order to really ace your performance you might want to work on your situational- judgment muscles while taking the UBS practice version of Situational Judgment Tests.
UBS Numerical Reasoning Test
The multiple – choice UBS Online Numerical Test assesses your ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret numerical information that will be provided to you in charts, graphs, and tables. You will have limited time to find a correct answer, so all the calculations like percentages, ratios, and basic arithmetic should be executed quickly and accurately. We know that you can do it, but If you really want to master the UBS Online Numerical Test – it can be easily learned through our online tests and video tutorials available on the website.
UBS Video Interview
If you are invited for the UBS Video Interview you will be provided with an access to a platform that will record your responses.
Stating the obvious, you will need a PC equipped with a front-facing webcam, microphone, and good Internet connection to upload your answers on time. You also should consider sitting the test in a quiet environment to avoid any interruptions in your recording.
Questions will be asked in a text format and appear on the device on your screen. At the time, there will be no human being present listening to your answers, so you might find it a bit more easy-going than a regular interview, however, don’t get too comfortable as you are expected to elaborate on your strengths and past achievements.
You can take the interview any time it suits you. The interviewing platform will allow you to submit your best take, so don’t worry if you don’t nail it first time you try!
UBS Final Assessment Day
Congratulations you made it to the last stage! The UBS final stage will comprise from a series of face-to-face interviews with senior leaders in the business. The interviews will be held at one of the UBS offices and are designed to verify your personality traits, skills and strengths.