Facts and Figures

The Admiral Graduate Programme has been running since 2006, so we have plenty of experience in training and developing grads into successful and long term employees. 80% of our grads (2006-2016) still work for us which is quite an impressive retention rate!

Admiral runs two main graduate programmes: Core and Analyst. We also have a law programme, which is slightly different as it is run by our law firm, Admiral Law, and an IT programme, run by Confused.com.

Watch our quick video for an overview of our two main programmes below:

During the summers we run internships for undergraduates all the way up to MBA students. You can find out more in our work experience section.

Applications for our core and analyst graduate programmes have now closed and will open again in the autumn of 2018 for a start date in either February or September 2019.

Our core programme is open to students of any academic discipline, though we like to see a strong research based degree, such as Business, History, English, Geography, Politics, Psychology etc. The core scheme is 18 months in length and encompasses three 6 month placements across a wide variety of business areas and functions to help you develop yourself and your skills, as well as to gain a good grounding in everything we do.

For the analyst programme we are looking for students of STEM subjects, in particular Mathematics, Physics, Economics and Engineering. You will need to have strong data analysis and mathematical skills, as well as be a logical thinker. Our analyst scheme is 24 months in length as your placements will be slightly longer. You will do three 8 month placements in analytical areas of the business, such as Management Information (MI), Pricing, Finance, Claims and Operations.

Our core and analyst graduates spend the first five weeks together completing training and teambuilding exercises  as well as getting up to speed on our businesses and products. You will also receive additional training through the Admiral Academy to make sure you are well prepared for your first placement.

Your placements will take you around the business to ensure you finish your chosen programme with a good grounding in all aspects of our company ready to take your first steps off the programme and into a long term career within Admiral. Whichever programme you choose, it will be full of opportunities and experiences to develop yourself and build your career, so make the most of it and remember to enjoy the ride!


Key Facts

  • Applications open: 8th September 2017
  • Start date: February or September 2018
  • Salary: £20,000, plus £3,600 in shares every year
  • Location: Ty Admiral (Admiral HQ), Cardiff, Wales
  • Length of scheme: 18-24 months (depending on chosen scheme)
  • Schemes available: Admiral Graduate Programme (open to all subjects), Admiral Analyst Graduate Programme (STEM subjects), Admiral Law Programme (please see page for key facts, as this programme works slightly differently)

Some of our benefits

  • £3,600 in shares every year
  • Free gym membership
  • Free fruit every day
  • Free tickets to sponsored events
  • Time off for charity work
  • Flexible working hours
  • All grads receive a business mentor as well as a grad buddy
  • Explore our benefits!

Why Admiral?

  • Voted one of the top workplaces in the UK/Europe for the last 14 years
  • The only FTSE 100 company in Wales
  • Admiral’s grad scheme has been running since 2006 so we have plenty of experience in helping people on the first rung of their career ladder
  • An 80% retention rate of graduates from 2006-2016
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM Level 2 and 3)
  • You will also receive general insurance training as well as training through our very own training function, the Admiral Academy, so there are plenty of training opportunities
  • You can also apply for funding or sponsorship towards further study
  • We have offices in the UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, India and China so there are plenty of overseas opportunities
  • You will be supported every step of the way to reach your goals and build your career. We want you to be happy and to succeed!

Entry Requirements

  • Core Admiral programme: 2.1 or above in any discipline
  • Analyst programme: 2.1 or above in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Economics or similar
  • The right to live and work in the UK (we do not sponsor visas for these positions)
  • You must be available to work full time

Don't worry if you graduated a few years ago, we'd still love to hear from you!