How To Join Us

There are four stages to our recruitment process:

Firstly, you’ll need to fill in an online application form. This should take about an hour. You’ll need to fill in your personal details, some information about your degree, and answer some written questions. We suggest you first plan what you are going to write in a Word/Pages document as you will be able to proofread and spell-check. There is a word limit in place for the written questions, but we suggest you use the full allocation of words to ensure you are including the necessary detail in your answers and to give us more to go on when assessing your application.

If you reach our minimum criteria, you will be invited to complete an online test. The test is different for our core and analyst programmes, so you should think about which programme to apply for beforehand. If you’re unsure, feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your options with you. The test for the core programme will be a combination of maths and English and the analyst test will be purely mathematical.

Once we have your completed test, and if you’ve passed, we will score your application. Providing your score is high enough, we will invite you to a Skype interview with our Recruitment team. This is your chance to impress and secure an invite to a face-to-face interview, so make sure to prepare well (as you would for any interview) and practice beforehand.

We usually receive a lot of applications for our graduate programmes, so it may take some time before you hear back following your Skype interview, however, we do get back to everyone and are also more than happy to provide feedback if you’re unsuccessful – just give us a call!

The face-to-face interview is the final stage of our recruitment process. You will be invited to our HQ in Cardiff and will be interviewed by a panel of two to three managers. This is nothing to worry about, but ensures you are fairly assessed. It’s also your chance to ask anything you’d like to know about working at Admiral and to get a feel for our office and working environment. You’ll also be asked to complete another test, similar to the one you took online.

And that’s it! You will have our final decision before Christmas, enabling you to fully focus on your degree and studies for the rest of the year, ready to start in September 2019. 

We will also be visiting the following careers fairs in the autumn – why not come and chat to us, meet some previous grads, and get a feel for our company and culture?

  • Cardiff University – 9th October
  • Aberystwyth University - 10th October
  • Swansea University - 11th & 12th October
  • Birmingham University - 11th October (Maths fair)
  • University of Bristol – 16th October
  • University of Bath – 19th October
  • University of Exeter – 6th November* (STEM fair)

We will also come in for presentations at Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University and Swansea University, so keep your eyes peeled for dates!

We deal with all our graduate recruitment in-house and our recruitment officers are there to look after you throughout the process, so if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we will be more than happy to help!

There is also an overview of our recruitment process within our grad video.


*We understand that this fair is after our closing date of 4th November, so we will accept late applications from current University of Exeter students only. You will need to submit your application through the University of Exeter job board, as the vacancy will no longer appear on our website. You will have until 11th November to do this.