Project Outline

The Desktop Publishing Unit at UBS services the document production needs of a number of core banking divisions. The unit runs on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week, and 80% of staff are engaged on a temporary basis through recruitment agencies. Contracts span a maximum period of 11 months per year.

The role

I joined the unit as a team operator for the evening shift (2pm - 10pm) and, on completion of the joiner's training, I progressed quickly to be assigned to the "satellites desks", the fast turn-around smaller DTP units located at each of the Bank's floors. These units were set up to provide one-to-one document production support to more senior members of the bank.

Project Info

  • Client: UBS Investment Bank
  • Engagement Partner: Hudson York Farrell
  • Job title: Presentations Specialist
  • Date: 2006
  • Technologies: Microsoft Office
  • Lessons learnt: Becoming self-sufficient when working under extreme pressure in a digital production environment.