1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
In my role, I work as an Administrative Assistant which involves organising internal and client calls, producing documentation, filing reports and processing expenses.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
One skill that I have developed during my apprenticeship has been communicational skills. I have had multiple opportunities to communicate with clients and employees across different divisions in the bank. I have also developed my time management skills and organisation skills which has enabled me to manage my responsibilities well.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
This programme has been both enriching and enjoyable. It has allowed me to study towards a qualification whilst practically applying what I am learning on a daily basis whilst at work.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is structured very well and progress catch-ups are arranged regularly so that you feel supported in your role. With support also available across the organisation, I have regular discussions with my line manager, mentor and buddy.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from the apprenticeship team, my colleagues, mentor and buddy. Apprentices are also always encouraged to raise any concerns that they may have and receive extra support where necessary.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
BPP is always on hand to support you in completing your qualification and achieving a grade that you are happy with. BPP schedule regular progress reviews and are prompt in their responses to any concerns or questions you may have.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
My qualification has helped me to identify areas in my role that I feel less confident on and complete tasks to practice in these areas. I am required to meet specific criteria in my qualification which has enabled me to take on a variety of different tasks in my role.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
There are a number of extra-curricular activities to get involved in at UBS. For example, you can participate in volunteering and networking opportunities.
9a. Would you recommend UBS to a friend?
UBS provide exceptional support to their junior talent and ensure that their apprenticeship programmes are well structured and organised.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to UBS?
If you are considering an apprenticeship at UBS, apply! My advice would be to research the different divisions and opportunities at UBS and apply for a role that best fits your skills, personality and interests.