Spring Insight Intern at Rothschild & Co

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Banking - Investment Market Research


About You
The Organisation
Everything Else


About You

Role Description

Global Financial Advisory: M&A, DCM and ECM (as well as information on Rothschild's private banking and asset management divisions)

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Very much so. Really good atmosphere throughout the week, whilst also learning a lot of useful information about M&A, DCM, ECM and Rothschild's history and structure. Worked on a simulation pitch throughout the week in teams, which we presented to senior bankers at the end, covering the rationale behind an acquisition and valuation of the target.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Highly valued. Analysts and senior banker alike were very willing to answer questions and were happy to take time out of their days to have individuals chats.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

A lot. Several work shadowing sessions were left open for general questions.


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Very good introduction to how financial transactions work, including hostile takeovers, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions and more.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Good. Many classroom-like sessions with a lot of freedom to ask questions.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Brilliant - really inclusive and friendly atmosphere.


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

HR organised sessions covering all aspects of the bank. They even organised for first year analysts to come and give us extra training on valuation when we needed more help.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

Very good insight. We each had two work shadowing sessions with first year analysts (2 students to each employee) which were left pretty open for questions.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Very good insight. Rothschild's culture is remarkably friendly.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Very good. It gave me a lot of information in order to consider the career paths available.


Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

All travel expenses and accommodation up to £100 a night was reimbursed.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

All training was conducted by employees and so we had the opportunity to meet numerous bankers.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The company hired out part of a bar with food and drinks included on the first night. In addition, the first lunch was with all the first year analysts.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

There wasn't a session on this, but I know Rothschild has a very active CSR programme.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Certainly. It was a really useful and enjoyable week.