Spring Insight Intern at Rothschild & Co

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

5/5

Skills
5
Business Insight
5
Culture
5
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

2021 Global Advisory Spring Insight Programme

Overview

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

The programme is centred on the Global Advisory division and introduced me to their M&A, debt and restructuring and equity advisory businesses. During the programme, l had the opportunity to experience the working environment by spending time shadowing junior bankers, as well as taking part in informative skills sessions, listening to presentations and networking with senior bankers. I also collaborated with a group of 6 to produce a M&A pitch deck.

Skills

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

I gained valuable insights into how bankers construct presentation decks through the feedback given by senior bankers (MDs, Directors) on our presentation. I also learnt financial knowledge such as valuation methods and financial statements.

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?

5 /5

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

5 /5

Business Insight

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

I gained a more thorough understanding about the banking industry through attending the information sessions on different businesses: M&A, Equity Advisory, Debt Advisory and Restructuring. The bankers and HRs are very friendly and introduced us to all the available summer internship and graduate roles in Rothschild. I was also paired up with a buddy - a Debt Advisory analyst, who gave me valuable career and life advice.

Please rate how insightful you found the insight

5 /5

How would you rate the structure of the insight

5 /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 in Rothschild is less cutthroat compared to other banks with a strong focus on maintaining a good work-life balance. People are very nice, supportive and friendly. The management structure is also relatively flat, so there isn't much of a hierarchy culture, e.g. the MDs would be willing to talk to a summer intern.

How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?

5 /5

How would you rate the networking opportunities?

5 /5

Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?

5 /5

Your Impressions

5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I 100% enjoyed all the sessions/events in the insight program, highly recommended!

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

Make sure you research Rothschild throughly and know what makes Rothschild stand out from its competitors.