Activities and sessions were well-planned, engaging, and informative. The firm's representatives were very friendly and approachable, as were the other interns. I enjoyed myself very much during the week.
A lot of effort was made to ease the interns into the firm's culture even though it was only for one week, from the tour of the Rothschild archives to the tea session with the Directors, and overall everyone felt very welcome. I particularly enjoyed the shadowing sessions with the analysts.
Analysts were very approachable, and were very willing to spend time to give their opinions regarding our ideas, which helped a lot in preparing for the presentation.
The information gained during the programme is useful for those who intend to/are considering whether to pursue a career at Rothschild, or in investment banking in general. The presentation skills workshop was excellent, and definitely one of the highlights of the programme.
It was quite well-structured, with the sessions giving good insights into the firm, and ultimately all leading up to the presentation, which I thought was quite useful. Having to do the presentation allowed us apply the information that we gained over the week.
The atmosphere was great and not particularly competitive, and I made a few friends while at the same learning much about Rothschild and the industry as a whole.
The people who conducted the training sessions were very knowledgeable, and the firm also brought in people to conduct a presentation skills training session, which was excellent.
The training sessions gave me information about the type of work that is done at Rothschild, while my conversations with analysts helped me understand what it is like to have a full-time role with the firm.
The culture and ethos of the firm was constantly referred to during the programme, and we were able to see it in our interactions with everyone at the firm as well.
The content was valuable in terms of deciding whether the particular industry was right for me, as well as the firm itself.
Travel and accommodation expenses were covered.
There was a networking lunch with analysts, as well as a tea session with directors. Apart from that there were 2 work shadowing sessions with analysts which I found particularly useful and informative, so overall there were plenty of networking opportunities.
In addition to the networking opportunities previously mentioned, there was a social event for the interns at the end of the first day, and we had lunch together everyday (apart from the day with the networking lunch) as well.
Yes, the firm runs a community volunteering programme, and the interns were given the chance to take part in a session with the London Wildlife Trust.