2014 Spring Insight GFA London at Rothschild & Co

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


About You
The Organisation
Everything Else


About You

Role Description

A comprehensive insight into Rothschild's history and business with opportunity for networking and extensive work-shadowing.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was incredibly enjoyable, not only due to the activities but due to the fact that it is the most open and friendly working environment I have experienced so far.


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

Hard to comment on this as it was only a Spring Insight, but we were taken very good care of.


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

All of the analysts I met were more than willing to help out with the Group Project. The HR department were also very helpful if we had any issues / questions.


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

I have not received a better learning experience over any other week; it has really provided me with an in-depth knowledge of the business.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Absolutely everything was so well thought-out - especially in comparison to other Spring Weeks.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Really great - everyone was friendly and open, which gave it a welcoming atmosphere.


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

They provided us with a lot of resources for our projects and had senior people come in and give talks to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the business.


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?

There's only so much one can say for a week's insight but the group project and extensive work shadowing certainly made it quite clear what a full time role would be like.


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

The Rothschild culture is very, very difficult to miss. I'm not sure a single employee neglected to talk about it.


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

I was decided anyway but I know many people were swayed from the bulge-bracket banks towards Rothschild.


Other Information

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

Travel and lunch was reimbursed.

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

Between work-shadowing, networking lunches and tea with directors, there was no shortage of networking.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There was a drinks event on the first night and certainly opportunity for networking.


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

I learnt a little about Rothschild's charity work.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Absolutely. By far the most enjoyable work experience I have ever been to.