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MBA Future Leaders Program 2021

Negotiable
Cardiff
Permanent 

"Admiral Group is looking for a handful of special individuals who are seeking opportunities, challenges and the freedom to create their own career path – ultimately, for them to become the future leaders of this FTSE100 company.

If you are curious, pragmatic, nice to work with and not afraid of making your own way, we want to hear from you! We need leaders who want to have impact - and we’ll help you get there.”

~Admiral – Building CEOs, one at a time~

So, who are we and what can this role offer you?

Admiral Group was founded by two INSEAD MBAs and is a FTSE 100 financial services company, with a market cap of over £8bn and operations in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, the USA, Mexico, India and Canada. We have a strong company culture and were voted the 3rd Best Big Company to Work For in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2020.

In the UK, the role reports directly to our Group CEO, Milena Mondini, and focuses on three areas – strategy, new ventures, and product – both in the UK operations and internationally. You’ll be working as an internal senior strategy consultant for CEOs and senior management to solve real business problems. No prior knowledge or experience in insurance or financial services is required.

Working as part of our MBA team means taking ownership from day one and producing tangible business results. You’ll need to deliver value to our business, be able to make challenging decisions, and always be on the lookout for improvements and innovative solutions.

If you impress us after 12 months, we expect you to move into a senior position, setting you up for a successful, rewarding and exciting career with us.

Most of Admiral’s CEOs and many of our most senior managers started their Admiral careers in this role.

Project scope includes:

The three key focus areas for projects are: Group strategy, new ventures, and product development.

Specifically, this may include:

  • Assessing new ventures
  • Reviewing the organic growth potential of new business ideas
  • Supporting in-country management teams in solving real business challenges
  • Supporting and driving strategic initiatives
  • Providing leadership to help share best practice across the Group
  • International projects

Main Responsibilities

You’ll be expected to:

  • Work with senior executives on key strategic issues facing the business
  • Provide an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to your assignments
  • Structure and execute operational and strategic initiatives by developing work plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, problem solving and developing final recommendations
  • Engage with stakeholders across the business
  • Drive proposals through to implementation and final results
  • Communicate findings with senior management and the broader organization
  • Work with various stakeholders to take products from ‘test and learn’ into ‘production’ phase

Location:

The Group level role is based in Cardiff. There are also opportunities in Paris, Rome, and Seville, however we usually recommend spending an initial six-month period in our HQ in Cardiff to become familiar with the business at Group level and to network with our senior managers and CEOs before moving to your preferred location. This can be discussed based on personal circumstances. The scope of the role varies slightly between operations.

Specific requirements of the role:

  • MBA from a top business school
  • Fluent English (verbal and written)
  • Proven experience working in an advisory role

Desirable traits and attributes:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and a keen interest in developing businesses
  • Analytical and strategic skills, but also pragmatic and results-oriented
  • Ability to take ownership of your projects, whilst still collaborating effectively with colleagues across the business
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved
  • Appetite to work across the Group’s international operations
  • Personality and a sense of humor (we believe work should be fun!)
  • Passionate about making things happen
  • Fluency in one of our operational languages (French, Italian, Spanish) would be a bonus

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