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Admiral Pioneer

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Tŷ Admiral, David Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EH

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Location isn't an issue as this role is remote with the occasional trip to the office. Admiral Pioneer is a new entity within the Admiral Group with the objective of seeding, launching, and scaling

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02/06/2021

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Strategic Assistant - Admiral Pioneer

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Cardiff

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Admiral Pioneer

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Tŷ Admiral, David Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EH

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About Admiral Pioneer  Admiral Pioneer is a new entity within Admiral Group with the objective of seeding, launching and scaling new businesses in areas of increasing societal importance. We are fo

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16/07/2021

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Data Engineer - Veygo

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Cardiff

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Veygo

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Tŷ Admiral, David Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EH

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About us Veygo is one of these new businesses and at the forefront of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) revolution, providing transport solutions for customers with and without cars. We want to make

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16/07/2021

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Whistle-stop Wednesdays: Finding my path through Admiral

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Admiral Pioneer

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26/05/2021

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Georgina joined Admiral back in November 2015, fresh out of Sixth Form with no real idea of where she was heading. Fast forward to May 2021, she is now steadily on her way to becoming a fully qualified Management Accountant at Admiral Pioneer. Admiral Pioneer are funding her ACCA training providing Georgina with a bright future as an Accountant in one of the most exciting and innovative areas of the business. We caught up with her to discover exactly how she got to where she is now, why she loves her role and what it’s like to work in a start-up environment in Admiral Pioneer. What do you do in Admiral and how long have you been working here? I am 3 weeks into my new role as a Trainee Management Accountant in Admiral Pioneer, a new entity within Admiral Group which seeks to seed, launch and scale new independent businesses. In my role I mainly support the delivery of the Management Information (MI) for the various domains, reconcile a variety of control accounts and produce monthly accounting and submissions to Group Finance. I also work with the budgets/forecasts and act as a general point of contact to the wider business for finance related queries. I joined Admiral almost 6 years ago starting in the Renewals department. How did you get into your role? What is your background? My Renewals position as a phone agent was my first job after finishing Sixth Form. I knew I didn't want to go to university but had no idea at that point what I wanted to do for my career. I stayed in Renewals for just under a year. It was the perfect role for me at the time as it gave me a lot of self-confidence before I then moved within the business. My second job in Admiral was on an admin team in the IT department. It was a secondment for maternity cover, and I had a variety of day-to-day tasks. One of them was to be the point of contact between the IT department and the Purchase Ledger team in Finance. This introduced me to company procedures, dealing with invoices and budgets. After some time, this became my sole responsibility and when a job advert went up for a Purchase Ledger Assistant, it felt like a natural step for me to take. During my time in Purchase Ledger, I was offered the chance to begin studying for the AAT qualification which I was excited about and took the opportunity. By this point I had already been hopeful that my career would remain within Finance and when I started the qualification, I quickly realised that my goal would be to become a qualified Management Accountant. I learnt a lot in my 3 and a half years in the Purchase Ledger team in Admiral Group, but it felt like the right time to progress further. When the job for the Trainee Management Accountant role came out, I doubted myself a bit but was quickly encouraged to apply and was lucky enough to be successful in my application. Joining Admiral Pioneer is such an exciting opportunity with a lot of scope and variety. I'm looking forward to learning more in my role and my studies and growing alongside Admiral Pioneer. What do you enjoy most about your work? What I enjoy most about my work is continuously learning about accounting and business practices. Admiral Pioneer has such a diverse group of people with different work backgrounds and experiences that I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with and learn from them. What's the most exciting change or project happening within your area? One of the best things about Admiral Pioneer is that there is always something going on. A new product being launched or developed under one of the three domains: Mobility, Live to 101 & Future of Work (which you can read more about in our recent article – 5 things you should know about Pioneer), and meetings where new ideas are being put out and discussed. A new product has just been launched which is Toolbox by Admiral, so it will be exciting to see how that does. Do you think there are lots of opportunities to grow and develop here? As Admiral Pioneer is a new part of the business there is a lot of scope for growth. It is essentially a group of start-up businesses that are being backed and funded by Admiral. Over the next 10 years there is a goal to have 2-3 successful businesses progressing as new avenues for Admiral. What’s the culture like in your area and how is it changing? Despite being new to Admiral Pioneer I was quickly welcomed in and felt included even before my official start date! Everyone has been lovely and really helpful. There is a weekly Friday quiz as well which is nice to have at the end of the week. I'm looking forward to getting into the office and meeting everyone properly soon. Do you have any advice for someone looking to join your area? Admiral Pioneer is incredibly innovative, that's what the brand is built on. So we need creative, motivated and ambitious people to join us. It is a group of enthusiastic, talented and open-minded people from different industries collaborating on a big challenge. Click here to view our current vacancies.

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Part time working: attaining balance in different areas improves performance in all areas.

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26/03/2021

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For me, part time working boils down to a simple philosophy: attaining balance in different areas improves performance in all areas – Gunnar Peters, CEO Veygo. So, who am I?   I’m German, born and raised, and came across the channel before Abitur (German equivalent of A-levels) to experience a new culture and actually learn English (some may question when this will actually start). I met a girl and, after a few years’ long distance, found myself engaged and heading back to the UK to study Maths at Cardiff University. I quickly fell in love with Wales and Cardiff and decided this was where I wanted to settle. My life in Admiral started as a Pricing Programmer in 2008 and I worked my way up in different functions like New Products, part of large-scale programmes, IT and much more. As you can probably tell by now, I never had a clear vision of what I wanted to do – this continues to the present day. I essentially always wanted to find something that I was good at and then making sure that I like it, not the other way round. My latest adventure is leading Mobility within Admiral Pioneer. I am part of the Admiral Pioneer Leadership team, which is really exciting as we bring the best talent across different industries together to concept and launch new ventures. Mobility is currently synonymous with Veygo, which I have been heading up for nearly a year now. However, Mobility will be broader than Veygo and insurance as we explore electric vehicles, ride sharing, green fleet and mobility as a service. It has its own setup and functional organisation and operates as its own business, which is exciting and we have some very ambitious goals.  In spring 2017, I made the decision that I wanted to go back to University and do a Msc in Applied Statistics. Admiral was kind enough to support this, even though it meant that I would only be in the office for 4 days a week for most of the year, during exam periods even less so. Between deciding on and starting the Applied Statistics course, I applied for the role of Head of Telematics (also known by many as Black Box Insurance), taking over a team of 20 and the Profit and Loss account responsibilities for the product. My 4-day week was acknowledged and supported throughout the interview process and so I started a new role in the same summer as I went back to school after 10 years of no formal education. The following 2 years taught me that being busier than ever before can be energising! Strangely, the stress of one took away from the pressure of the other. It provided me space away from work and thus perspective. It also helped my team. They knew when I was not in the office and knew that they did not have to run everything past me. Being in the office 4 days a week provided a weird sense of clarity between us all. Reflecting on this time, I realise that this helped the team feel more empowered. The one day out of the office means that the team had to step up to fill the void on those occasions, which I believe enabled them to have increased exposure in the business and to develop their own abilities while knowing that support was available at the end of the phone if they needed it. Several of my direct reports have themselves been promoted into other roles, which would suggest that this process has helped us all. Everybody who knows me also knows that I struggle to switch off, my mind is always going, and I work very hard. But I have learned the hard way that just like when you work out in the gym too hard for too long, you need recovery periods to continue to perform at the same level over a long time. A 3-day weekend gives additional recovery time and a chance to recharge to bring more energy to the working week. So, in autumn 2019 I asked to formally go to 4 days, while reducing my hours to 90%. It also means I am more present for my 2 children and can actually be of real help with the childcare duties. I have now been promoted twice since working a 4-day week and it has had multiple benefits to me, my team and family: ·       I work hard and, whereas I previously worked myself towards burnout when things got tough, now there is an energy buffer that enables me to step up and carry the team in these moments. Working 4 days gives me enough time to recharge and be there, really there, for my team. ·       The extra day also gives me the time to develop myself further. Doing an Msc and creating real space for a coach and mentor to make the most of their valuable input rather than trying to squeeze this in. Having a day off allows time to digest wider reading and previous conversations, allowing space for creative solutions to present themselves in a way that rarely happens in a day packed with meetings. ·       The team has more obvious opportunity to step up: delegation is necessary, not an option. This gives development opportunities and empowers the team. Did I mention that many of my direct reports are succeeding in their careers too? ·       My Children and wife have more quality time with me (mind you, they may see this as a negative) ·       My wife has more freedom because I pick up more of the childcare burden and as a result has taken on additional responsibilities in work. ·       I keep my lightness and unique character for work and home equally, reducing the risk of mood swings. Admiral have even set up a new initiative to embrace new Ways of Working (WoW) that give even more flexibility in where and how we can work. The idea will be for our business to run in a hybrid working environment with people at home and people in the office at the same time. There will be a lot of testing and learning as we go, but it’s a really exciting project and I’m looking forward to seeing the changes that are made in the future. If you consider reducing your hours, working different times to others or dropping a day here is some advice from me: Understand why you want to do it. How will it benefit you, your family, your team, your career? Creating this clarity will help you feel confident enough to ask. There is still a stigma that reducing your hours or the number of days you work means you are not ambitious, you want to step back, you are disengaged, etc. This stigma is likely internal as well as external: challenge the little voice in the back of your mind that doubts what can be achieved by part-timers! But if you understand why you are asking then you can tell a true story, you can ask with conviction and you know how you will measure the success of the change. If you decide, like me, to drop a day, make sure you drop it fully. No access to work! The team can always reach you on the phone if they truly need something from you, but otherwise, you are off. Do this for a few months as otherwise it is difficult to get the benefit you desire. And make sure you enjoy the day and achieve what you wanted to on that day. For me, it was self-development and doing the school runs to spend time with the kids. What is yours?

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