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Early insight

If you are interested in a career in financial services, it's a great idea to find out as much as you can, as soon as you can. We offer Early insight programmes to school, college and university students – even if you're already in your final year. You will gain a good understanding of the banking industry as a whole, as well as what a career at Rothschild & Co might be like.

The programmes are generally a week long and include a broad range of presentations from people across the business, good-old-fashioned networking opportunities and an interactive skills workshop. Together they'll give you an overview of the various roles on offer with a taste of our culture, values and the day-to-day, which can be difficult to judge from a page.

 

Purpose

The aim of our Early insight programmes is three-fold. Firstly, we know that financial services can be confusing, so we want to help you find out more about the financial advisory industry in particular. We'd also like to introduce you to the range of careers we offer and give a glimpse of what life might be like if you join us. And of course, it's an opportunity to form relationships with those who are interested in becoming part of our team when they finish their studies.

Training and development

You will take part in a number of workshops that focus on building the skills you will need in your career. Some will be finance-specific. Others are softer skills like teamwork that will stand you in good stead wherever you end up. There'll also be plenty of opportunities to put these skills into practice in presentations, panel sessions and group project work.

What we look for

The more diverse our team, the more ideas we can bring to the table. That's why we look for and value a wide mix of people from different backgrounds, universities and degree disciplines. There are some fundamental attributes we look for, however, such as:

Good communication skills

Drive and ambition

Sound judgment

Creativity

Executional excellence

Teamwork

Being comfortable with numbers

Our top tips

Polish your CV

Your CV tells us who you are before we have the chance to meet you. To make the best impression, keep formatting simple with clear fonts and bullet points to make the content easier to read. One page is ideal; two is the maximum. Highlight your main achievements and don't be afraid to explain any gaps up front!

Prepare prepare prepare

A successful job interview takes preparation. Make sure you've taken the time to find out about our main business areas, core values, recent news and what makes us different from other financial institutions. Be ready to explain why Rothschild & Co appeals to you and why you think you'd be a good addition. Good luck!

Success at interview

Once you're in front of the interviewer, listen carefully and ask questions if you're unclear what we're asking. Give details of your experiences and specific examples of the skills we're looking for. Try to relax and ask us questions. We invited you in for a reason and can't wait to hear what you have to say.

How to apply

  • Step 1

    Apply online.

  • Step 2

    Join us for a first round interview.
  • Step 3

    Wait to hear if you've been successful.