UBS Group AG is the largest Swiss financial holding company providing a wide range of financial services worldwide. The bank's place of incorporation and head office location is Zurich.
In addition to Private Banking, UBS provides private, corporate and institutional clients with wealth management, asset management and investment banking services with international services. UBS manages the largest amount of private capital in the world, accounting for approximately half of the world's billionaires among its clients.
UBS was founded in 1862 as the Bank of Winterthur with the arrival of the Swiss banking industry. During the 1890s, the Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC) was founded, forming a syndicate of private banks that expanded its activities, relying on Switzerland's international neutrality. After decades of market competition between SBC and UBS, they merged in 1998 to form a single company known exclusively as "UBS".
In 2011, the Financial Stability Board, established by the G20 countries, listed UBS as one of the world's 29 systemically important banks. Based on this decision, UBS is subject to a special control regime and has to meet stricter criteria for equity capital.
In 2014, the transformation of UBS AG into UBS Group AG Holding Company began, due to the need to comply with new Swiss banking regulations designed to increase the stability and resilience to crises of the banking system. The restructuring of UBS was completed in 2016.
One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on UBS Group Careers website.
The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.
There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)
Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.
Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the UBS Group recruiter.
In some cases, UBS Group hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)
The next stage of the UBS Group recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete UBS Group tests.
UBS Group uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.
Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:
Numerical reasoning tests are standardised psychometric assessment tools that help UBS Group determine a candidate's ability to work with numbers and graphs, make good decisions and draw conclusions based on numerical or statistical data. The tests simulate the work environment and goals of a prospective employee. Try our Free sample Numerical reasoning test.
Verbal reasoning tests allow UBS Group to determine a candidate's ability to perceive and analyse verbal information and to draw conclusions. Free sample Verbal tests are available to practice here and here.
Logical (inc. Diagrammatic and Inductive ) reasoning tests are designed to assess the candidate's ability to work with abstract information. UBS Group Logical assessment may consist of special diagrams, geometric shapes and other lined-up images, where a candidate has to continue the row in a logically correct way. Here you can practice a Free sample Logical test, a Free sample Diagrammatic test, and a Free sample Inductive test.
Situational judgement tests consist of short simulated scenarios that define a working style and assess specific tasks in a working environment. UBS Group Situational tests are used to assess applicants' competencies, communication skills, motivation, and preferred styles of problem-solving. Try our Free sample Situational judgement test before taking the real one.
Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest UBS Group headquarters or office.
Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.
UBS Group may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.
The final stage of the recruitment process.
The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.
Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.
Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join UBS Group.
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