Inside Admiral

Top perks working at Admiral: Buy a Book Scheme

Admiral is known for its great staff benefits and perks, which include company shares, regular head massages, yoga classes and free gym membership.

We understand that benefits are deemed a crucial part of working life and one benefit we are particularly proud to offer staff is our Buy a Book Scheme where staff can order up to two books a month. This scheme is designed to help develop staff in their current role, or to help them develop the skills needed to progress in a new area within the Admiral Group.

Ceri Assiratti, Head of People Service, explains: “Staff development and progression is vitally important to Admiral which is why we introduced our Buy a Book scheme more than a decade ago.”

Our dedicated Academy Team, who are responsible for the continuous training and development of all 6,000 UK staff, have been running the Buy a Book Scheme since 2008.

Having ordered £300,000 worth of books since the Scheme began, Emma Grant, from the Admiral Academy tells us the top 5 most popular books we’ve ordered so far this year;

  1. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
  2. How to win friends and influence people
  3. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action
  4. The 7 habits of highly effective people
  5. The chimp paradox

Admiral negotiates benefits for employees in all of its sites, such as dental care, discounts with major retailers and bikes for work, amongst others. “Admiral seeks out benefits attractive to employees and we are constantly adding new ones” says Ceri.

We hope our fantastic staff benefits have contributed to the fact that we’ve made the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for list for the 17th year in a row.