Admiral is the only FTSE 100 company headquartered in Wales and has been voted one of the top workplaces in the UK and Europe for the last 14 years.
Based on innovation and organic growth, Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into the UK’s 3rd largest car insurance provider. We now have over 5 Million customers, 14 brands and more than 9,000 staff members across seven countries.
Our history is one of amazing growth and inspired innovation. And while our business has changed dramatically, there’s one thing that’s remained the same throughout the years: our working culture. We’re proud to be an entrepreneurial workplace with a start-up mentality and were ranked the 2nd Best Big Company To Work For in 2017.
We put a lot of effort and investment into making sure our organisation is a happy place to work, where challenge and career development are encouraged and fun is never frowned upon. So if you’re interested in combining an interesting and varied role full of opportunities with a great work/life balance, you’ve come to the right place!
About the role
Bodily Injury sits within Claims – our largest department. Your job will be to handle claims from people who’ve been injured in car accidents and help them claim compensation. You’ll negotiate with their representatives (usually lawyers) to ensure they get a fair settlement. This is an interesting and varied job that is vitally important to our business as you’ll be dealing with significant sums of money. Some aspects can be very technical so you’ll need good attention to detail and we’ll give you lots of training and support to help you along the way.
The programme starts with an intensive 6 month training scheme, which involves 8 weeks spent across different areas of Claims getting to grips with the Claims journey and our business. You’ll then move into the Bodily Injury department and will spend the remaining 16 weeks training specifically for your new role in the department. By the end of the training period you’ll be ready to manage your own caseload of claims and will be supported by both a senior and your team manager throughout.
You’ll be given a caseload of files which you’ll manage right through to settlement. Each case will require you to establish who’s at fault for the accident, investigating it more forensically if required, and then you’ll look at the claim being made by the injured person, negotiating with their representatives over the phone, in writing and even face-to-face in certain complex cases. Our aim is to settle every claim fairly and economically whilst ensuring all our customers receive an excellent service throughout.
Bodily injury claims can be very expensive and the performance of the department has a key impact on Admiral as a whole. We’re also affected by external factors including new laws, judicial decisions and the different strategies employed by our opponents so it’s an exciting and evolving area, where even the most experienced people understand the need to continue learning. You’ll get all the training you need and be constantly supported as you start making your first decisions on real cases. There’s a clear promotional structure within the department and plenty of opportunity for progression, providing you continue to learn and challenge yourself. All our promotions are based on merit and are filled internally.
As your experience and ability grows, so the exposure and opportunities increase. You’ll have the chance to get out of the office and attend court hearings, inquests, investigations and seminars. You’ll also work with our own experts, our panel of lawyers and some of the best minds in the business to do the best job possible for us and for our customers.
Bodily Injury is a department which gives you a tremendously interesting and stimulating role together with the responsibility and support required to make a real success of it.
What we need from you
Admiral provide an excellent staff benefits package (even if we do say so ourselves!).
This position attracts a competitive salary plus generous monthly incentives for good performers as well as up to £3,600 free shares each year pro rata. Did you know that since we started our staff share scheme, we have given away over 20 million shares to our staff? During 2015 a total of £17.7m worth of shares were awarded to employees. I think we can safely say you will definitely share in our success!
Our benefits are far reaching and range from discounts with local and national retailers, through to interest free train and bus season ticket loans (we are really easy to get to). You will also have staff and family discount (10% or more) on our range of products.
We offer convenient and cheap city centre parking on evenings and weekends, interest free buy a bike scheme (up to £1,000) – you can lock your bike up at our offices and shower if needed – plus free fruit every day and free gym use. For those of you thinking ahead, we also have a great pension scheme.
Our buy-a-book scheme allows you to buy books to enhance your personal development and we will meet that cost.
There’s an onsite canteen with a wide range of food and if you step outside the building there are nearby cafes, restaurants and shops
As the only FTSE 100 company in Wales, and currently 2nd in The Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For, Admiral is a passionate, profitable and fast-growing financial services company. We have recently been placed 23rd in the World’s best companies to work for.
Based on innovation and organic growth Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now in seven countries with a diverse product portfolio.
Admiral’s success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong people focussed culture. We believe that happy people make happy customers and happy customers help increase profits. Our philosophy is a simple yet effective one: people who enjoy what they do, do it better.
Our more than 9,000 employees are right at the heart of our success. We put a lot of effort and investment into making sure our organisation is a happy place to work, where challenge and career development are encouraged and fun is never frowned upon. Admiral has an honest, open culture that’s wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: communication, equality, reward and fun.