What is the Level Up program?
Level Up is a 9-month training program designed by UBL Digital and executed in partnership with Habib University. The program is designed to introduce fresh talent to digital financial services, and train them to design and take digital products, services and experiences to market. Over the course of 9 months, the participants will work closely with the Innovation team at UBL to learn and practice core design and digital product development skillset.
How can I join the Level Up program?
You can register through the Apply Now button on this page and will be invited to take a gamified assessment between October 24 - 30, 2022. Participants selected through this assessment will be invited to the Innovation Weekend in Karachi on Nov 11 - 13, 2022.
What is the Innovation Weekend?
The innovation weekend will be a 48-hour Design Thinking-led hackathon hosted at the UBL Digital Lab in Karachi. Up to 50 participants will be placed in teams of 3-4 to solve a set of pre-defined challenges. The teams will be mentored by designers and product owners at UBL. At the end of the 48 hours, participants will pitch their solutions and be evaluated on research, design and tech, communication and teamwork. Ten participants from this pool will be offered Level Up Associate contracts.
Who can apply for the program?
Fresh and recent graduates in STEM, Design, Social Sciences, Economics and Finance and Communication degrees are encouraged to apply to the program. Young, experienced professionals looking to pivot to design and product development can also apply. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
What happens after I’m selected?
Starting January 2, 2023, you will be enrolled in a full-time, rigorous, hands-on training and work experience. The program has 4 modules, with breaks in between. A detailed program calendar will be shared with selected participants. Participants who successfully achieve the defined objectives of the four modules will graduate from the program on September 30, 2023.
What skills am I learning?
During the program, you will be introduced to design thinking principles, product engineering and management. You will be working on real projects and take them from ideas to implementation. You will also learn to monitor their performance post launch.
What happens after I graduate from the program?
Based on your performance, all successful graduates of the program will be offered a permanent role within the Innovation department, or other functions within UBL Digital.
Is this a paid program?
Absolutely. Each Level Up Associate will be paid PKR 90,000/- per month, before tax. You will also be provided with laptops and access to software and tools to conduct your daily work.
Can I participate in the program remotely?
No. The Level Up Associates will primarily work out of the UBL Digital Design Lab in Karachi.
I’m not based in Karachi. Is there a relocation allowance?
No. If a participant chooses to move to Karachi once selected, you will have to cover all relocation expenses by yourself.