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People who like what they do, do it better.

Admiral employees work hard to keep us at the top of our industry, and are rewarded for it—with competitive pay, a share package, career growth and great benefits! 

We are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance.

Employee Benefits - Health and Work Life Balance

Annual Holiday Allowance 
28 days annual leave for full time employees; including 8 days which must be taken on bank holidays. Holiday allowances increase with length of service. 

Complementary and Discounted Alternative Therapies  
Discounted and/or free alternative therapy sessions including stress-relief massages, Reflexology, Reiki and Yoga. 

‘My time’
“Buy” up to three days extra holiday days on top of annual holiday allowance. 

Career Break 
After three years’ service, take up to 6 months unpaid leave. 

Dental Care  
A Cigna dental plan to help towards the cost of dental check-ups and treatment plans.

Workplace Support  
A team dedicated solely to offer the equipment and support needed allowing you to perform your role to the best of your ability.

Independent Financial Advisor 
Monthly visits from an Independent Financial Advisor who can advise on a range of financial matters, including mortgages, saving plans and investments. 

Free Gym Membership 
Free gym membership at various hotels in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

Cycle to Work Scheme 
Save up to 48% through the Cycle to Work scheme with costs recovered from your salary.

Flu Inoculation 
Discounted flu inoculation offered annually.  

Flexible Working 
A flexible working pattern for all non-shift-based members of staff. Each department operates their homeworking and flexi system differently. 

Paid leave to attend Cervical and Over 50’s Health Screening 
Up to 4 hours of paid leave to travel to and attend screening appointments. 

Ecare  
A free and confidential, 24-hour service offering information and support over the phone. 

Free Eye Test 
Free eye tests and money towards glasses through our partnership with Specsavers.  

Free Fresh Fruit 
Fresh fruit available daily for all members of the Admiral team. 

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave
Pregnant employees and primary adopters who have 26 weeks continuous service by their qualifying week are entitled to 16 weeks full pay, followed by 23 weeks statutory pay.  Partners of pregnant employees or primary adopters who have more than 26 weeks service at their qualifying week are entitled to 2 weeks full pay, 2 weeks statutory pay and 12 days unpaid.

If you have a child through Surrogacy, we will offer leave and pay equivalent to the above maternity/adoption/paternity entitlements.

Shared Parental Leave
When both parents work for Admiral, they can share the 16-weeks full pay benefit. If one parent is employed by Admiral, and together with their partner fulfil eligibility criteria, they can share the parental leave and will be paid the statutory rate.

Family Friendly Policy

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.


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What you need to know about the Admiral Cycle to Work scheme

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Cycling is a great way to travel to and from work. It's quick, easy, convenient, great for the environment and great for you! Our Cycle to Work scheme is a tax-efficient employee benefit allowing our employees to make healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle choices.Since the start of the lockdown we have seen a huge surge of orders to our Cycle to Work scheme! Bike stores and online businesses were amongst only a handful of businesses advised to stay open so the public could avoid public transport for the daily commute. At the same time, outdoor exercise was encouraged and therefore the idea of getting on a bike became increasingly appealing.Our scheme allows employees to purchase a bike without a huge upfront payment and spread the cost over manageable payments. Through our provider we can also offer a discount from the retail price of most bicycles and safety equipment with an 18 month warranty.Gareth Jones cycles daily from Barry Island to our office in the centre of Cardiff and said: "The Cycle to Work scheme has enabled me to get a very good bike at a huge discount and this has now opened up a new sport for me. I try and cycle every Sunday with a group either from work or with a group outside work."With a young family your time is limited for your own activities and hobbies, so keeping fit can sometimes take a back seat. By cycling to work you are keeping fit in a time you would have either been sitting in a car or on a train. Not only has my fitness improved but I also have a bit more in my wallet each month. Gareth Jones "Since cycling to work I am lot more conscious of what I eat and drink whilst in work as I know I will have to cycle home so I am a lot healthier but, as my colleagues might tell you, I still enjoy a biscuit or two." Steve Wright also uses the Cycle to Work scheme and cycles a number of routes ranging from eight miles to 12 miles from his home in Caerphilly to our office in Cardiff.Steve said: "I decided to take up the Cycle to Work scheme for a number of reasons. These were to get fit, finding time to keep fit with two young children is pretty hard and of course, to save money."Using the train twice a week was costing me in excess of £70 a month. Using the Cycle to Work scheme to obtain a bicycle to use was a massive benefit to allow me to have a reliable and affordable bike without the outlay at the start."Schemes like this are one of the reasons why our employees love working here.               

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Why MBAs should reconsider a career in insurance

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Sheli Miller (Bocconi 2015), International Pricing Manager, gave us her honest review of what we know everyone thinks when you say “insurance”. Sheli shares how that first thought, and a little research, has taken her down a career path she never thought “insurance” could provide."When I initially saw the advert for the Admiral MBA internship, I honestly didn’t consider it. It’s insurance, right? So, I assumed it wouldn’t be something that would interest me. A couple of weeks later I was speaking to an alum, and she said:‘Don’t dismiss anything! Don’t look at the field or the company - look at the job and what you will actually be doing.’I went back over the job ads and re-read Admiral’s and something clicked. I thought actually, I can do this, I would enjoy that, and that sounds amazing. At the end of the advert it said, ‘we also look for a sense of humor’, and I thought: ok, this is different! I started researching the company, and really liked everything I saw. I read about the company, the employees, the culture, the strategic opportunities, and challenges of the industry – one where you can really make a difference. All that, plus the job description, and Admiral became my first choice. Sheli Miller I sat down and wrote a cover letter of why I thought I was suitable. I was invited to an interview, which was followed up with a personal email to invite me through to the final stage video interview with senior managers. It’s now my 5-year anniversary with Admiral since joining on that summer internship!It was an amazing experience; I really enjoyed the company and the work, and I got to do things I wasn’t expecting. We did lots of networking events and ports of calls around the company. I really loved it and really hoped I could come back. On the very last day of my internship, I had an interview with David Stevens (Admiral Group CEO) for the full-time position of Business Development Manager (Future Leaders Program), and after a further video interview and completing my MBA I re-joined Admiral.After about a year Claire-Anne Coriat, who was at that point the Head of the MBA Program, suggested I try Pricing. I knew what Pricing did, but I had no idea what International Pricing Managers (IPMs) did. So, I spoke with Amit Chandra, who is a friend and an experienced IPM at Admiral, to help give me an idea of the role. I joined as an IPM initially for a 6-month trial, and then joined as a permanent IPM, in which time I have seen so much growth and change in this area.Each country in the Admiral Group has its own pricing department, and International Pricing initially started as a way to share pricing knowledge and expertise around the Group. Over time it’s also become about coordinating between our different countries. A Pricing Manager is usually very technical and International Pricing Managers bring a lot of experience from other industries and backgrounds. The IPM role requires both these aspects along with the ability to think commercially, take ownership of projects, and think strategically.One of my favorite projects really shows how you need to pull all these skills together; it was actually about windscreen claims. In the UK we barely look at them, because they account for such a tiny percentage of the loss ratio. But in some of our other countries, they account for as much as 5% of the loss ratio. I was asked to find out why!I had to speak to Pricing people in all our different countries, as well as Claims people to really understand how the claims are handled and what the commercial arrangements are. It turned out there were so many different factors driving the difference between the UK and our international operations, for example, the lower premiums in other countries affects the proportion of the windscreen claims. Some countries were also much better at handling windscreen claims from an operational perspective, so we learned a lot. This was a very analytical project, but also required talking to and working with many different people. The combination of these skills is what makes an IPM successful. Sheli Miller I never would have thought going into insurance could be so interesting, but my career to date with Admiral has given me great exposure to a variety of strategic projects and it's great having the autonomy to make decisions and drive your own career path. I would definitely recommend the MBA internship as well as the Future Leaders Program to any MBAs considering their next career move."

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Sheli Miller (Bocconi 2015), International Pricing Manager, gave us her honest review of what we know everyone thinks when you say “insurance”.

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