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Read all about it! Admiral Buy a Book scheme is a big hit with staff

Staff development is vitally important to Admiral which is why we introduced our Buy a Book scheme more than a decade ago.

Every member of staff at Admiral is entitled to two books every month to help develop their role and we have bought more than 14,000 books for our staff in the past five years.

Technical Analyst Teifion Jordan (pictured above) has enjoyed 73 books covering topics from databases and design to maths and programming.

Teifion said: “I started using the scheme because at the time I’d moved into a new role and needed to learn more about some software I would be using. At this stage the flood-gates were opened; anything I found I needed to learn I would order a book for.

“Of course, if I’m going to be ordering and reading books every month I’m going to want to see a pay-off! Ordering and reading the books has helped me personally to build on my existing education and experience.

“As a result of improving my skills outside of work I’ve been able to go for jobs and opportunities in departments I would have otherwise not been able to; it’s been profitable for both myself and Admiral.”