Graduate Opportunity

Data/Analytics Graduate Programme 2021

Start dates: September/October 2021

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As the only FTSE 100 Company headquartered in Wales and ranked one of the best big company to work for by the Sunday Times, as well as the 5th best super large workplace for women by Great Place to Work this year, Admiral is an exciting place to launch your career from.

For our data/analytics programme we are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic STEM graduates with a real passion for working with numbers, data and new technologies to join our collaborative and fast paced business at our international HQ in Cardiff.
We’re looking for logical thinkers with a strong mathematical foundation (gained through a degree such as Maths, Physics, Engineering, or similar), who can model and manipulate data. Other than that, we don’t require any prior experience or knowledge of insurance, although you should bring plenty of drive and energy, and good communication skills.

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Our Data/Analytics Graduate Programme will give you a solid grounding in how we use data across the company to gain an advantage over our competitors. Over a 24-month period you will complete three different 8-month rotations in a variety of data functions such as Pricing (Motor, Home, or Travel), Telematics Data, Management Information, Business Analytics, Claims Solutions, Fraud Analytics, Business Intelligence, Operational Analytics, etc.

Further to your day-to-day role working with data, sharing insights, and being responsible for your own work, we invest heavily in you and your personal and professional development. We’ll encourage you to push yourself and gain new skills throughout your time on the programme. You’ll be trained in SAS, SQL, and Teradata to support your career development and, depending on where you’re placed, will gain exposure to further programming tools. You may also complete a short rotation within an IT function, depending on your interest and training requirements. In addition, you’ll study towards a nationally recognised professional management qualification through the Admiral Academy and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). You may also get the chance to gain additional qualifications, such as a Masters, which would be fully sponsored by us.

In addition to the support of the Graduate Programme Manager, you'll have your own dedicated business mentor and a graduate buddy for help, advice, and professional guidance throughout the programme.

The Admiral Group has operations in Spain, Italy, France, the USA, Canada, Tukey, India and Mexico, so there may be opportunities to collaborate with your overseas colleagues, sharing best practice and transferring knowledge. This can include visits abroad, which can vary anywhere from a few days to a few months or even years.

By the end of the programme you will be ready to move into a permanent role with us. Our aim is for the programme to help pave the way for you to have a successful and rewarding career as an analyst, programmer, or data scientist within one of our data rich functions. Throughout your time on the programme you’ll have the chance to shape your career and find something that you truly enjoy

We recruit for graduate-level roles directly into our data/analytics functions regularly (with immediate start dates), so if you prefer to go straight into a graduate analyst role, that is also an option. The main difference is that the graduate programme allows you to complete rotations. Please get in touch if you'd like further clarification or to talk through your options

What we’re looking for

  • Degree in a STEM discipline with a strong numeric focus
  • Ability to communicate complex information to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to combine imagination and common sense with statistical analysis
  • Some previous work experience (paid or unpaid, any industry)
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities
  • Commercial awareness and an understanding of what makes a business tick
  • The personal drive and enthusiasm that makes you stand out from the crowd.

Programme Facts and Figures

  • Start date: September/October 2021
  • Starting salary of £21,000, reviewed annually based on your performance
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata on starting), plus up to 3 days unpaid leave every year
  • 39.5 working hours per week (Mon-Fri) (flexi-time)
  • 24-month comprehensive training programme with a 5-week induction period
  • A permanent position with the company (subject to a 6-month probationary period).

Employee Benefits

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first.

We offer:

  • Flexible working hours and time off for charity work
  • Gym memberships at top city centre hotels
  • Free fruit provided every day
  • Up to £3,600 in shares every year (after your first year of service)
  • Opportunity to study towards an ILM qualification, as well as further professional development opportunities
  • A business mentor and graduate buddy
  • Working and living in one of the best cities in Europe.

COVID-19 update - Despite the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are continuing to recruit, however we have made some adjustments to our recruitment processes. As opposed to face-to-face interviews, we’re currently conducting all interviews virtually. If you are successful in securing an interview, Admiral’s Recruitment team will advise you of the platform being used, and will be happy to trial this platform with you, or support you in getting set up prior to the interview. We are still actively offering positions, either leaving your start date as ‘to be confirmed’, or starting your remotely temporarily where possible.


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Opportunity Overview

  • October 30th, 2020
  • £21,000, plus £3,600 in shares (after first year of service) + benefits
  • All grades
  • Cardiff
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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