Spring Insight Intern at Rothschild & Co

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


About You
The Organisation
Everything Else


About You

Role Description

-Listened to presentations on the M&A, debt and equity advisory divisions
-Work shadowed analysts
-Prepared a group presentation on a potential M&A deal to a panel of senior bankers
-Took part in Presentation and Interview skill sessions

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed this programme-I learnt a lot and was never bored.


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

All the employees I met were friendly and open to help and did not look down on us in any way.


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

The HR team were very supportive and looked after us well. There were plenty of networking opportunities with GFA analysts too. There could have been more guidance in the project work.


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

The presentation skills session was very useful and I learnt so much from the more technical presentations.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured. Sometimes the sessions were a bit tight with timings but only because there was so much content packed in!


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Sessions were interesting and informative and all the employees were friendly and supportive.


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

I gained good presentation and networking practice as well as learning about the firm and its divisions.


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?

The 2 work shadowing sessions were particularly informative as the GFA analysts showed us exactly what they did in the day-to-day job.


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

The unique collegiate atmosphere and values of Rothschild were emphasised throughout.


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

I feel like I understand a lot more about what GFA is about and what I would do as an analyst but I think I would need to try it out (like in an internship) before deciding my career path for certain.


Other Information

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

We were reimbursed travel expenses or £100 per night accommodation expenses for those who lived outside a commutable distance and were given a £5 lunch allowance each day.

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

There was a lunch and 2 work shadowing sessions with analysts as well as afternoon tea with the directors on another day.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very enjoyable and the analysts were particularly helpful.


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

I know there is a gym in the office! The programme was more focused on the work at Rothschild though.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile.