Spring Intern at Rothschild & Co

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Banking - Investment

4.5/5

Skills
4.5
Business Insight
4.3
Culture
4.3
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

Spending 1 week learning about the firm and its departments from senior bankers. Also worked on a group project that we presented to senior bankers at the end of the week.

Overview

1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.

The week was mostly spent either in sessions with bankers who were explaining what their department do or working in teams on a group project. We also had sessions on the firm’s history and on case studies.

Skills

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

I learnt a lot about valuations whilst working on the group project. Through this project I also developed my ability to present, and my analytical skills considering that we had to cut a lot from the presentation to fit it within the time.

How would you rate the training provided during your experience?

5 /5

How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?

5 /5

How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?

4 /5

Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development

4 /5

Business Insight

3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?

Through the insight week I learnt a lot about the different departments of the firm which really displayed all the available opportunities. It definitely helped me to understand these roles and whether they were suited to my skillset

Please rate how insightful you found the insight

5 /5

How would you rate the structure of the insight

3 /5

How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight

5 /5

Culture

4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?

The culture at Rothschild & Co was seen throughout with each speaker discussing what it was that drew them to the company and what has made them stay. Almost everyone I networked with spoke highly of Rothschild’s culture! Generally, everyone was really friendly and easy to get on with.

How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?

5 /5

How would you rate the networking opportunities?

4 /5

Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?

4 /5

Your Impressions

5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was a week of hard work but I really enjoyed meeting so many people and discussing with them their experience of finance. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it and made friends despite it being a virtual week!

Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight

5 /5

Please rate how your experience met your expectations

5 /5

Please rate the future employment prospects at Rothschild & Co

5 /5

7. Would you recommend Rothschild & Co to a friend?

Yes

8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Rothschild & Co

Learning about the culture and the history of the company is definitely important as the history particularly is a defining feature of Rothschild & Co’s approach. Also, just being friendly and approachable will help as its clearly something they value in their employees.