UBS embarks on talent search
With the financial sector seeing renewed growth, UBS Wealth Management is launching an associate programme this year as part of a concerted effort to attract suitable professionals in Asia-Pacific.
Applicants will undergo a stringent assessment process and, as a basic requirement, should possess an MBA, a master's or bachelor's degree from a leading university. They should also have three to five years' professional experience, preferably in finance or banking roles. Candidates should be ambitious, focused, determined and able to demonstrate strong relationship management and analytical skills.
"UBS invests significantly - and for the long-term - in its people and infrastructure," says Kathryn Shih, chief executive of UBS Wealth Management, Asia-Pacific. "Participants will receive an integrated learning experience, including mentorship from senior management. This is designed to enhance their technical knowledge, sales and advisory skills, and personal and leadership abilities."
The 12-month programme comprises intensive classroom training, rotating assignments and on-the-job coaching by experienced managers. Associates who complete the course will receive a wealth management diploma and have the foundation requited to start a career as a client adviser in Hong Kong, Singapore or Taiwan. UBS runs a three-year in-house training programme for all client advisers to enhance their skills and ensure they keep pace with industry changes.