GFA Spring Insight Programme 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

1 week insight into Rothschild's GFA businesses

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Amazing Insight Week & I learned A LOT!


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

HR was with us at all times, eager to help us with anything we needed help with!


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

HR was always available; analysts and other contacts we met throughout the week were always available if we wanted to chat to them


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

Won't be helping me in my studies, BUT the skills I learned definitely prepared me for my other 2 Spring Weeks (& I'm sure they'll help me with a future internship in the industry as well!)


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Well structured throughout the day, but once activities ended at 5/6pm, it was really up to us as to when we left the office due to the project we had to work on!


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Was with an AMAZING group of spring insight interns!


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

We had lots of presentations on various aspects of the business – from basic valuation techniques to hostile takeover processes to even how to use Excel & make Powerpoint presentations the Rothschild way (which is completely unique to Rothschild's spring week since other firms don't allow you access to things like this!!)


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?

Definitely had an amazing insight into a career at Rothschild!


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

Rothschild's uniqueness (in contrast to BBs) was emphasized again & again – definitely a positive!


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

Really, really useful! The project especially, while tough, was really useful as a way of getting a taste of what you'd be up to as an analyst


Other Information

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

Reimbursed travel expenses, given £20 total in vouchers for lunches & £100/night for hotel

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

1 networking lunch with analysts, 1 afternoon tea with Directors and 2 work shadowing sessions

another networking event with the analysts would've been great!


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Networking drinks on day 1 was really great!


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

Not really mentioned (i.e. no CSR-specific presentation) but I suppose you could ask the analysts during the networking/work shadowing presentations (& to be fair I found the CSR sessions at my other two spring weeks to be quite dull, so I don't think we missed much here at Rothschild!)


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?