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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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Graduate careers: Omar's story

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Graduates and Students

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Meet Omar who started on our Analysts Graduate Programme in February 2020. Here he tells us about his journey so far and his hopes for the future at Admiral.  What were you looking for during your job search? I studied Natural Sciences at university, and despite focusing on life sciences for the bulk of my degree. I found myself enjoying my maths and computing modules the most and so I decided I wanted to focus on that after uni. Why did you choose the Data Analyst Grad Programme? I found that Admiral were one of the only places offering a dedicated analyst grad programme which was accessible to someone with my background (having not studied Maths, Physics, Computer Science etc.) Being able to dive straight into what I was interested in was a big pull for me.   How did you find the recruitment process? It sounds very cliché, but I really enjoyed the recruitment process. The written application was longer than what I was expecting and used to, but that was in place of any psychometric testing, so as a result I was able to send off my application, confident that it was an actual representation of who I was! Similarly, during both my interviews, I felt like the interviewers were interested in me as a person more so over any qualifications or specific knowledge. They weren’t trying to catch me out at all, so I felt comfortable to speak honestly during questions, openly saying when I didn’t know or couldn’t figure out what was being asked. What does your day-to-day at Admiral look like? I’m going into my penultimate month in my placement now with Acquisitions MI, one of the main data providing departments. Our main reporting tools here are SQL, Excel, VBA, and MicroStrategy and throughout the placement I’ve had a chance to learn all of them. Now I have a lot of flexibility in picking up jobs which focus on what I want to develop further. One thing that really surprised me about Data Analysis is the element of design that came with it. I honestly thought that the roles would be exclusively processing numbers (which there definitely is!) but a big aspect of my role is thinking about how the data is presented. I’m not much of an artist, and I found this hard at the start, but now I sometimes find myself doodling little sketches of dashboards or brainstorming potential design ideas. I like to break up the day with little pockets of doing something different when I can, usually it’s reading whatever book I’ve got from the Buy a Book Scheme during lunch, or sometimes a bit more of a structured training put on by the Admiral Academy or my department. What skills have you found most useful at Admiral? Communication! I’ve found it really important to be quick and transparent with your communication. If your work is going to take a week or two longer for example, a quick email explaining the situation goes a long way! I’ve never been met with anything but appreciation for the honesty.  Do you see yourself working for Admiral long-term? Absolutely! One thing that excites me the most about talking to more senior members of the company is the variety of the careers they’ve built. I’m looking forward to building my journey here. What would you say to someone sceptical of working for an insurance company? When I first joined Admiral, I had a very rudimentary understanding of what an insurance company actually does; but very quickly I began to learn about the differing roles in the company and how it all fits together. One of the most exciting things for me about the grad programme is the fact we take placements in 3-4 very different roles and get to spend a lot of time getting to grips with each one to find a niche that we enjoy and are interested in. Is there anything you would recommend to someone applying for the data analyst grad programme? When I first applied to the programme, I was apprehensive about the size of Admiral and worried that my work wouldn’t contribute much to the company. It quickly became apparent that this wasn’t the case, almost immediately after I joined my department I was able to start having a meaningful impact to work we do here and quickly built up a relatively high experience in some of the software we use. Now I’d say that the size of the company is a huge factor in the enjoyment I get from the work I do, giving you access to data and the ability to find trends and insights you probably wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere. 

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Admiral Travel Insurance - From inception, through COVID-19 and beyond.

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Cosmin (INSEAD 2012) joined Admiral as an International Pricing Manager on our SPARK Leadership Program in 2012. He has had a unique journey which led him to start up and now lead the Travel Insurance department. We caught up with Cosmin to find out more about his experience. How did you end up launching travel insurance?My pricing experience gave me the confidence to know how to do something well, but I was looking for something a little bit broader to apply that knowledge to. That is what made me look at wider business opportunities and there was a good case for creating a travel insurance product. If you look at the travel market in terms of volumes, it's relatively small compared to motor or household, but if you look at the number of people buying it, it's around 35 million and there’s an interesting overlap in terms of profiles between our household book and potential travel book. This means that travel brings you a flow of new customers. We also had confidence in the claims data and wider research we had done. Travel insurance was the most popular product that people expressed an interest in buying from Admiral. Finally, I felt there was a lot of room to disrupt this market and challenge the status quo, which made it a really exciting challenge.How has COVID-19 impacted our travel insurance product?Our IT system is quite different from what you see in the market giving us a fantastic agility to adapt to changes. In the case of Covid-19, there were a few nerves in the beginning, but we addressed them as a team. We always think about the opportunities of any situation and take on the challenges as a team. After all, we are an insurance company, so we do know a little bit about risk! We need to look at what’s happening with Covid-19 from the right perspective – this is likely a one-off event that nobody has any control over that won’t happen again for another hundred years. Covid-19 won’t make travel less attractive in the long run and it increases the awareness around the need for a good travel insurance product. In the UK, there is already a higher demand for travel insurance and customers want a good product. We have already made changes to make it better, including giving people more flexibility with regard to cancellation. It allows people to cancel without any kind of penalty and covers them for Covid-19 related medical emergencies while abroad.The customer is always at the centre of what we do at Admiral. We have always adapted to change and disrupted the market - ever since our humble beginnings in 1993 - and that is what we will continue to do. I’m excited to see what the future brings!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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