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United Kingdom


Group Functions

Job Reference #               265724BR

City:                                       London

Type:                                     New Business Apprenticeship

Application Deadline:    31-Jan-2023

Your role

Did you know you don’t have to complete an internship to work in financial services? UBS’s Apprenticeship program provides ambitious and talented individuals with an alternative route to a career in financial services. You’ll earn a salary working in the exciting and fast-paced environment of investment banking, whilst completing training for a recognized qualification offering a fee-free on-the-job education alternative to the traditional university route.

Do you have a head for numbers? We’re looking for someone to join us in safeguarding our assets.

We offer our employees a rewarding and challenging career. In addition to the exciting challenges from your day-to-day role, successful candidates will be provided training on a variety of technical and behavioral topics. You will also work towards acquiring the CIMA / ACCA accounting qualification.

A normal day will differ from role to role, but typically you’ll:

• manage and execute assigned responsibilities, like investigating risk related queries and processing corporate actions
• handle stakeholder or client queries, providing them with transparent information
• some roles may include involvement in strategic initiatives such as those related to regulatory issues, change and communication

Your team

You’ll be working within Group Finance. Our role is be the guardians of the firm’s resources, preparing and issuing regulatory data and reports. And we act as financial experts to the businesses of UBS, including the Investment Bank, Wealth Management and Asset Management. We add value by enhancing controls and simplifying processes.

Your expertise

You need to have completed your A-levels or equivalent and achieve BCC by September 2023 along with a level 5/6 in English Language and Maths GCSE. It doesn’t matter what you’re studying. (Really, it doesn’t.) But we’d like to see evidence that you can:
• analyze a problem, take a view and come to a decision
• plan, organize and communicate well
• make things happen
• stick with a task
• work in a team
• come up with ideas

Perhaps you’ve organized 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

For the first 18 months of your apprenticeship you will be studying towards Level 3 Assistant Accountant; advanced apprenticeship, gaining the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting as part of your apprenticeship.

What you could go on to do

Your career development and professional qualifications don’t stop after the Apprenticeship. Focused and determined individuals will be able to attain further qualifications and when your training is complete you go on to become a fully qualified accountant, Financial Analyst or Tax/Treasury specialist.

How you will be supported

You will be supported by a junior member of the sales team together with support from the program, your line manager, team, mentor and HR.

Who we are looking for

• genuine interest in financial services
• driven, hard-working and keen to take on new challenges
• reliable and strong attention to detail
• basic knowledge of MS Office
• eager to solve problems, make things happen, stick with a task and work in a team
• think about how things you’ve achieved match what we’re after
• excellent organisational skills & multi tasker
• ability to work well under pressure
• strong communication skills with ability to convey information clearly, accurately and succinctly
• professional behaviour – dependable, reliable and accountable for own behaviour

Join us in Group Finance and you’ll initially work towards a Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship, gaining the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting as part of your apprenticeship. Upon completion you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 4 higher apprenticeship in Accounting to further your career in accountancy.

Please note that you can only apply to one UK apprenticeship program per academic year. Should you apply to more than one, we will only consider your first application.

About us

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That’s what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Join us

At UBS, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.

From gaining new experiences in different roles to acquiring fresh knowledge and skills, we know that great work is never done alone. We know that it’s our people, with their unique backgrounds, skills, experience levels and interests, who drive our ongoing success. Together we’re more than ourselves. Ready to be part of #teamUBS and make an impact?

Disclaimer / Policy Statements

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.


About UBS

From gaining new experiences in different roles to acquiring fresh knowledge and skills – at UBS we believe that you should never stop growing and learning because life never stops teaching. We know that it’s our people – with their unique backgrounds, skills, experience levels and interests – who drive our ongoing success.

Ready to be part of #teamUBS and make an impact? Find out more at ubs.com/careers.
UBS works with individuals, families, institutions, and corporations around the world to help answer some of life’s questions – whether through award winning wealth management advisory, investment banking and asset management expertise, or private and corporate banking services in Switzerland*.
With more than 71,000 colleagues around the world, we collaborate across all major financial centers in 50 countries**. Although we all come from different backgrounds and specializations, two things unite us: the conviction that we’re stronger together, and the will and curiosity to constantly innovate. That’s the key to us unlocking our full potential (and what we look for in everyone who joins us). It’s also why we’re regularly recognized as an attractive employer.*

*Our awards https://www.ubs.com/awards
** As of 31 December 2020