Admiral join up with Whizz-kidz to deliver valuable insight into working life
We are very pleased to be a diverse workplace and one way we continue this is through the work of our Diversity Working Groups. One of these is the Disability Forum which meets on a regular basis to ensure that as a business we are meeting the needs of our staff and customers who live with disabilities.
We also want to continue to encourage a diverse workforce, so this week, four young adults spent the day at Admiral’s Head Office in Cardiff, organised by Whizz-kids. The young adults left having gained insight into the different areas of our business and some tips to gain employment.
Whizz-kidz Wales is a charity that provides disabled children and young adults with the essential equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods. Their aim is to support children across the UK to become confident and independent young adults.
The group spent the day with key members of our Recruitment team and one of our proud advocates from our internal Disability Forum.
During the visit, the group spent time learning about the different skills recruiters look for, what makes the perfect employee and general hints and tips when looking for employment. We also talked about the different support and help Admiral provides staff with disabilities.
Whizz-kidz Service Delivery Manager, Jayne commented, ‘’We had an absolutely brilliant day yesterday with our good friends at Admiral in Cardiff. They spent the day working with a group of young people on their employability skills, talked them through the support available for those looking for work, and about what roles they would be suited to within Admiral.''
As it was such a valuable day to all involved, we’re looking to run a similar day in our Swansea office in the near future.
A special thanks to Whizz-kidz who helped organise the events with us and to the four young people who made the journey down and got involved.
We’re already excited about looking into running more events like this in future!