Spring Intern at Rothschild & Co

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
The City Central London and City
Review Date
Banking/Finance Financial Management


About You
The Organisation
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About You

Role Description

Week long Spring Insight Programme that provided us many opportunities to learn more about Rothschild and the finance industry.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

A great week, learned a lot and definitely felt like we got a valuable insight into the company itself as well as working in finance in general. I really appreciated that we got such great opportunities to make a good impression to the bankers as well as network with them.


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

Everyone was very friendly and especially the graduates were happy to take the time to answer any questions we had.


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

Everyone was very supportive, from the other students to HR as well as graduates and directors.


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

Not necessarily in my degree studies, but the skills and information will definitely help in any future interviews or internships.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Busy schedule but not too busy, had some time to get to know people too.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Great group of people, I was afraid it would be really competitive but everyone was actually very supportive.


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

Got some individual feedback at the end, which I think was the most valuable aspect that will help with personal development.


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?

Work shadowing was great for this, it also felt like the graduates were being honest about their work and what to expect.


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

Company culture was emphasized quite a lot and I think we were all very impressed by it too!


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

I think we all felt like we got such a good grasp of the nature of working for Rothschild that we know much better whether it is the right career path for us.


Other Information

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

Travel expenses reimbursed and some lunch money provided.

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

Both graduates and directors.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Lots of opportunities to ask questions.


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

Some were mentioned but not that much.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

A great experience to anyone wanting to find out whether a career in finance is for them. Only down side is that other companies may seem much less exciting after this!