Amie began her career with us over six years ago when she finished her Business Management Degree.
‘’After I worked as a travel agent for just under a year I decided to apply to Admiral as some of my friends worked there and told me that there were good progression opportunities.
‘’I initially joined Admiral as a Renewals Consultant - I had my eye on the Admiral Graduate Scheme but I was promoted to Senior in Renewals so I stayed in the department for five and a half years.’’
‘’During my time in Renewals I completed a home learning qualification – a CIPD (HR qualification) as this was an area that had always interested me during my degree.
After I completed my qualification, a job came up internally to join the HR department, or People Services as we call it in Admiral, - I applied and got the job!’’
As People Services Coordinators we manage the administration for the whole company, with responsibility for things such as maternity, AWOL (absent without leave), salary changes, job role changes, adding new starters on to the system, etc. This is a huge responsibility as there are specific deadlines in which tasks need to be completed and as you’re dealing with important things such as salaries, attention to detail is vital. With over 6,000 staff in the UK, the role can be challenging at times but also very rewarding.’’
‘’The skills you need to be successful in such a role are, being able to manage your own time effectively, confidentiality, professionalism and fantastic communication skills - especially important as you’re regularly liaising with senior management.’’
Admiral is an attractive employer because of how they look after their staff, with benefits such as MOF (ministry of fun) and MOH (ministry of health), as well as the great progression and training opportunities which I’ve fully exploited!