About us

Our employees are UBS

We're in business to serve our clients, so our employees (individually and together) are crucial to our sustained success. That's why we're committed to being a good employer, investing in our employees and continuously improving how we manage our workforce.

Our workforce at a glance1

In 2015, we had 60,099 employees (full-time equivalents/FTEs). This included Swiss apprentices on three-year limited contracts who received equivalent benefits to permanent employees.

  • An additional 2,035 FTEs were employed through third parties on short-term contracts to fill positions on an interim basis. 
  • Also, 33,181 external contractors were active at the end of 2015, primarily in technology, operations and premises-related roles, although not all would have been onsite at any one time.
  • Our employees are in Switzerland (35%), Americas (35%), Europe, Middle East and Africa (17%), Asia Pacific (13%)
  • 23,719 (38%) of our employees are women, 37,966 (62%) are men -- a total of 61,685 (on a headcount basis)
  • Switzerland is our largest cross-border importer of employees; Germany is our largest cross-border exporter
  • Our workforce spans four generations; the average age is 41 
  • The average length of employment at UBS is 9.0 years and 48% of employees in Switzerland have been here 10+ years
  • Our employees work in 897 UBS offices in 54 countries
  • They speak more than 130 languages and are citizens of 135 countries
  • 1,224 employees changed business divisions; 574 changed region in 2015

For additional details (and data) on our workforce, see the full site.