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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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A Day in the Life of a Data Warehouse Developer at Admiral

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Meet Cara who has worked at Admiral for just under five years. Here she tells us about her role as a Data Warehouse Developer. What led you into a career in Technology and what has your journey been like so far?  I decided to do a degree in Mathematics at Swansea University because I had enjoyed maths throughout my education. This progressed to a master’s degree in Mathematics which further allowed me to pursue my love for maths. Alongside my studies I did a number of placements and internships with Swansea Hospital where I learnt about nanotechnology and the data that goes into it, and also with Morriston Hospital where I worked in laboratories and analysed the data behind them. This was the first time I had really looked into data and it helped me realise that I wanted to find a graduate scheme that involved data and also allowed for career progression in a good job that I would enjoy. I decided to apply for the Admiral Graduate Program. I went into the Data Warehouse function and have been there ever since. Although I felt as if I fell into Technology, my mother worked in IT and was a massive inspiration to me, meaning a career within Technology never felt out of reach. I am grateful for the flexible working options available at Admiral and I think that the company has coped with the COVID-19 pandemic well. Most employees are now working from home, but even before then I was part of a working from home pilot that meant I got to work from home three days a week. Core hours, that used to mean that you had to be present in the office 10am-4pm, have now been removed in IT, allowing a flexible way of working. What would a typical day in your role at Admiral look like?  Although life is very different right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, like many employees at Admiral, I do not feel as if there is a real typical day working for Admiral. When we were in the office, the first thing we would do as a team is have a morning coffee together. I really value my teammates and a big part of the love I have for my job comes from the people that I work with. After this, I have a stand-up meeting with my team which is a run through of what each of us will be working on. I can then get on with my own tasks and normally, I will code all day. I enjoy the flexibility and freedom that my role provides. How does the work you do impact Admiral as a business and its customers? I work in Data Warehouse which is of critical importance at Admiral. Recently, I have been working on a report that shows how many cars, vans and houses we have on cover each day. This report is given to Senior Management each morning to give a clear picture of the company’s standing. Although most of our Technology roles are not directly customer-facing, our teams are central to facilitating our excellent customer service experience.  Do you have any advice for women that want to get into Technology but feel intimidated?  I have personally never felt intimidated being a woman working within Technology. When doing a maths degree, which was predominantly male, I never felt as if I didn’t belong or that I didn’t deserve to be there. The advice I have for any women that want to get into Technology is that they should not be scared or intimidated. Just under a year ago I attended and gave a speech at a conference in London where around nine-thousand people attended. After I had finished my speech, I was informed that only sixteen percent of the speakers were women. This incredibly low representation of female speakers shocked me. Unfortunately however, this does reflect the representation of women working within the Technology industry. After learning more about it, I realised how great it was to be one of the few representing women in T`1echnology and showing women that if I can do it, so can they! It is great to be part of a company that aligns with my morals and advocates for equal opportunities in Technology. 

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Managing international teams and challenging the status quo: Amit’s experience on the SPARK program

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Amit joined Admiral in August 2016 on the SPARK program, as an International Pricing Manager after his MBA at LBS. Background Education: BA Economics from Cornell University, MBA from London Business School Languages: English, Hindi Home country: USA Admiral anniversary: August 2016 Description of role I manage a Cardiff based data science internal consulting team and recently the local data science team in the USA as well. In total, this amounts to nine people spread over two continents. We work on building models that use new data sources such as vehicle safety characteristics and map information. Countries worked in with Admiral The USA, Italy, France, Spain (and the UK of course). Most memorable project and why My most memorable project is the first one where I managed someone else. The transition from being an individual contributor to a manager is one of the most significant learning moments I have had in my career. The MBA prepared me for this to some extent, but I think the only real way to understand the challenges and solutions is through experience. Best advice you’ve been given and advice you would give a new IPM Challenge the status quo. Admiral is very welcoming of new ideas. It may feel intimidating in the beginning to question people who have decades of experience in the industry, but it is the key to adding value. Favourite thing about your job My teammates! You can find out more about the journeys our MBAs have taken here or read more about our MBA Leadership Programs. Alternatively, follow our MBA Leadership page on Linkedin.

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