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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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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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