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Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture.

Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better.

Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

The Four Pillars

These pillars set out the experience of everyone who works here.

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Communication

We are extremely proud of our open and honest two-way communication. We ensure that everyone has the opportunity to voice their ideas and know that they’ll be heard. Our flat structure and open-floor plans allow fast and efficient communication flow at all levels.

Equality

Our inclusive, open-minded and respectful environment ensures that we support employees in achieving their career goals. You’ll be seen as an individual; valued and recognised for who and what you are – an amazing employee and an asset to our company.

Reward &
Recognition

It is extremely important to us that we praise our employees for doing a good job – we give constant feedback and say ‘thank you’, day in, day out. We show appreciation through a variety of financial and non-financial rewards; from bonuses and shares, to a thoughtful email, a shop gift card, and more!

Fun

Our philosophy is ‘people who like what they do, do it better’. Having fun and spending time with colleagues is encouraged; it makes life more enjoyable. There are many ways in which we foster fun, from team outings and competitions to Christmas and summer parties. Our Ministry of Fun ensures fun for all!

We are proud of our diverse working culture – it’s what makes us Admiral!   If you’re looking for a workplace where you can just be yourself, you’re in the right place!

Diversity & Inclusion

As a part of our ongoing commitments to our employees, we are devoted to providing a working environment that promotes diversity and equal opportunity and where there is mutual trust, respect for human rights and no discrimination.

We are very proud to be a diverse workplace and of all the fantastic work of our Diversity and Inclusion forum (a group set up to address positive change). In 2019 we set up six working groups, as part of the Diversity and Inclusion forum to ensure Admiral remains a safe, inclusive and diverse place to work.


Gender

We are proud to observe a near equal representation of men and women across the whole business and a board which is almost 40% female.

In 2018, we reported a median gender pay gap of 3.6% and a mean gender pay gap of 12.8%.

Ethnicity

There are people from 57 different nationalities working in our UK offices.  We are committed to ensuring race or religion does not act as a barrier to entry, nor a barrier to progression.  

There are 18 different religious or belief systems followed by staff at Admiral.  


Sexuality

We want everyone to be able to be themselves here.  9.35% of our employees identify as LGB+, 0.1% employees identify as non-binary/gender neutral and a further 0.1% identify as trans. 

In our annual staff survey, 97% of employees felt they were treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.

Disability 
We believe that disability is not a barrier to success within the company, including progression into other roles.  Just under 3% of employees consider themselves to have a disability or long-term condition.

We have a Disability Confident Status and are currently working towards a Disability Leader Status.


Social Mobility
The Social Mobility work-stream aims to highlight any barriers which disadvantages staff from particular social backgrounds, to remove these barriers where possible, and provide these employees with the tools to fulfil their potential.  

Also, for our entry level roles, we do not ask for any minimum educational achievement.  


Age 
Age is not a barrier at Admiral, where our employees range from 16 – 73.  We also realise that at different points in your life you may need extra support.  We offer paid time off for anyone over 50 for breast and prostate cancer screening, and the same for anyone who has a cervical smear test appointment at any age. In addition to this we also have a ‘care for dependants’ policy, where you might need some longer time off to care for older members of your family.
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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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How to: Answer frequently asked interview questions.

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"Tell us about yourself." Explain your previous roles, education, hobbies and interests and don’t forget to expand.  We want to know what these experiences have taught you. Elaborate on how you can use what you’ve learnt in the working environment. Be mindful not to overshare and keep it professional. "What are your weaknesses?"Pick a weakness relevant to the role you have applied for. Make sure to explain what you have done / are doing to improve in this area. Some people think picking a strength and spinning it to seem like a weakness will come across better, but it doesn’t feel honest and can insinuate you are not self-aware. It’s ok to be honest – none of us are the finished article. "What are your strengths?"Pick strengths that are relevant to the role and provide examples to support your answer.  Read the job advert beforehand and familiarise yourself with essential and desirable skills – this will help to ensure you’re showcasing the skills the recruiter is looking for. "What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?"If the interviewers don’t specifically ask for a ‘professional’ example, it’s OK to draw from personal experience, however, you should always make sure you’re able to relate it back to the role you are applying for.  The main thing to cover is why you are proud of this achievement, what it taught you and how it has prepared you for this role.  "Why do you want this job?"Show off your knowledge! The interviewer will want to know you’ve researched this role and the company.  You should know a fair bit about the role you’ve applied for – read the job advert, visit the career site and follow the company pages on social media platforms.  Explain what attracted you to this position.  You may wish to talk about the company benefits, the working environment, the opportunities and why you think you’ll be successful. "Where do you see yourself in five years?"Be honest and be realistic. If you want to progress that’s great, but suggesting you want to be the CEO within a few years might be unrealistic.  Think about the opportunities available to you in this role, not only will this show you’ve done your research, but it will also show that you are willing to work hard and are keen to progress.  If progression is not for you, that’s also fine.  You should explain how you plan to continue to do a great job and all the skills you have that will enable you to this. "Why do you want to leave your current job?"Be honest and be professional.  Be diplomatic in your answer and don’t forget you’re in an interview.  You may want to use this question as an opportunity to talk about the new role and why you are excited about the prospect of joining this company. "Why should we hire you?"This is your chance to set yourself apart from other applicants.   It’s tough to compare yourself to strangers but use this opportunity to talk about your strong work ethic, relevant skills and passion for the role.  Expand upon your answer and provide examples – this is usually one of the last questions in an interview and you don’t want to miss out on this last chance to impress the interviewers. "Do you have any questions?"Lots of people think they must ask a question at the end of an interview, but if the interviewers have been comprehensive in their explanation, then you might not have questions.  This is fine - don’t feel like you must think of something, but equally, make the most of this opportunity to discuss anything you’re unsure about. Here’s some of the questions we regularly get asked at the end of an interview:What do you like most about working for *insert company name here*?Would you like me to expand upon any of my answers or examples?Are there opportunities for training and development in this role/department?What would you say are the most challenging aspects of this role?What are the next steps of the process?

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