I really enjoyed Rothschild's GFA Spring Insight Programme 2016. The programme was a mixture of company presentations, volunteering work and networking sessions. I would say that the highlight of this insight programme would be the volunteering work. It definitely made the programme much more interesting and allowed the interns to bond through a meaningful activity.
It was a fantastic all-round insight into the company, its businesses, the nature of its work and even its history! The week was very well planned and executed by HR, who ensured everything ran smoothly for everyone involved. Clearly a lot of effort had gone into making the Insight genuinely useful for students curious about a career in finance, and more specifically one at Rothschild.
The week was highly rewarding and informative, and allowed me to gain a much better understanding of how Rothschild operates, with the opportunity to learn about all the different divisions with Global Financial Advisory. But it was the friendliness of the other Spring Weekers and HR which made the week an enjoyable and memorable experience.
The spring week excelled my expectations in all aspects. From day one HR were extremely helpful and friendly, with a really well organised week. The spring interns were clearly well selected and intelligent. This made my week particularly enjoyable as we all got on very well, collaborated and discussed ideas. In comparison to other spring weeks where people felt like competing with one another all the time.
I very much enjoyed the Programme. The talks where interesting, the fellow interns very nice, HR very proactive and there was a lot of time allocated for the interns to get to know staff within GFA, ranging from MD's to first-year Analysts.
I enjoyed the Spring Week very much. Everyone we interacted with were very friendly and welcoming, especially the HR team. The cohort of spring interns were surely very competent, but what was actually surprising was that they were also interesting, well-rounded people, which made the week especially enjoyable. (This seemed like a deliberate choice by HR to select people they would actually like to work with..)
My time at Rothschild was fantastic. The HR team put together an action packed programme which was the perfect balance between project work, work shadowing and learning about the bank. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and everyone in the office made me feel very welcome. It is certainly somewhere I recommend applying!
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I had the opportunity to discover many aspects of Rothschild's business which gave me a better idea about specific career path that I wish to pursue. There were many presentations, skills training sessions, work shadowing and we even took part in an volunteering activity.
I thoroughly enjoyed my week at Rothschild. I not only learnt a lot at Global Financial Advisory and what it entails but also about the company and different sectors and opportunities within Rothschild. Furthermore everyone, especially the HR team, was so friendly and welcoming which made the week even better.
The Spring Insight Programme was a very enjoyable experience. You get a real idea of how the firm operates on a daily basis through presentations, networking sessions and work shadowing opportunities. What made the week even more enjoyable was the fact that we were able to do volunteering and visit the Rothschild archives. These 'non-banking' elements of the week made it a very complete and well-rounded experience.
The insight was great. We were given a series of presentations everyday on different divisions/banking topics, these were: Global Financial Advisory, merger markets, Debt Advisory & Restructuring, Equity Advisory, M&A Tactcics and Wealth Management & Trust. It really depended on your own personal interests which you enjoyed most, but my favourite were the M&A Tactics and Wealth Management & Trust. There was also on one day volunteering which made the Spring Week Programme especially unique - this took place at Body & Soul, where we helped set up a super heroes themed event for children. The most enjoyable event I found was a lesson given on making presentations and communicating with people - Rothschild brought in externally two teachers who are top in their business, having advised politicians and also senior people in the banking industry. Rothschild has probably one of the best buildings of all the banks - it has its own archives, which you visit during the insight, and a rooftop garden. It also has hundreds of antiques and paintings dotted across the floors.
It was an extremely enjoyable and informative experience. This was largely due to the welcoming and cheerful attitude of the Recruitment Team and all the staff involved in the process, as well as due to the high calibre of the spring intern cohort as a whole. The calendar of events was varied and useful, with the group project being particularly instrumental as an insight into financial advisory.
I really enjoyed the team atmosphere. It was a very busy summer for the team, but they always took the time to explain things to me, and to answer my many questions. I do not come from a finance background, so it was exciting to keep learning new things. I would definitely recommend it.