Inside Admiral

Graduates impressed by Admiral at record breaking Careers Fair

Admiral was among major employers attracting a record number of undergraduates to the latest Careers Fair at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Maths, Physics and Computer Science (IMPACS).

Representatives from Admiral spoke to Mathematics students looking to build careers in data analytics.

The Admiral team saw constant streams of eager undergraduates heading to its stand throughout the day and received many applications from Aberystwyth University students looking for careers in analytics.

Analyst Recruitment Officer Leigh Manley (pictured above, left) represented Admiral at the event alongside Senior Data Analyst Hannah Waldron and gave a presentation on the history of the company to potential candidates for the graduate scheme.

Amazing opportunity

Aberystwyth University Mathematics graduate Jaroslaw Michalczuk attended the event and said: “I had an amazing opportunity to meet with representatives of Admiral Group and get some knowledge about the company and what they are looking for.”

He also attended Leigh’s presentation and added:  “After the presentation I met with Leigh and Hannah by Admiral’s stand where I had a chance to speak with them personally about the job and the daily routine in Admiral.

“They described also why they wanted to start working here and how Admiral helped them to develop their skills. After the conversation with them I realised that this is a place worth applying to.”

Applications from Aberystwyth University students were among 170 received in total for graduate data analyst positions at Admiral.

Hannah said: “It’s beneficial for us to attend careers fairs to raise awareness of the types of roles we offer within the company, as well as raising awareness about the company itself.

Creating connections

“It is also quite interesting for us to meet students who maybe wouldn’t have considered a role in the financial services sector given the nature of their course even though the fundamentals of what they do could be applied within some of our roles - for example, at the recent Careers Fair in Aberystwyth we spoke with some astrophysicists who on a daily basis were dealing with the analysis of large amounts of data.

“Another benefit for us and students is to create connections with universities and lecturers as post-graduate students make up a substantial proportion of people who apply to be and are successful in getting a role in our analytical teams – as well as it being a useful link for sandwich students in their placement year who could possibly in the future become permanent members of staff.”

Developing sustainable partnerships

Aberystwyth University Careers Consultant Bev Herring said the careers fair attracted record student attendance figures and added: “Discussion throughout the day with the various heads of department, academic employability representatives and the institute careers consultant look fruitful in respect of developing and taking forward future sustainable partnership activity aimed at targeting undergraduate interest at the earliest possible stage.”