'Flight' artwork by Ella Gillespie.
"Despite having no insurance background, I felt very much at home just after a few weeks in my new role. Even just walking into the office for the first time, seeing the Aboriginal art and room names made me feel safe to share my Aboriginal identity.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to give back to the community and our charity partners by joining both the QBE Foundation committee and the Reconciliation Action Plan committee.
I recommend QBE to anyone and believe you will find a place to call home here too."
Mark Tirris, QBE Australia Case Manager and proud Wiradjuri man
At QBE, we are committed to an inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, safe, a sense of belonging and respected for who they are.
Our sustained commitment to Reconciliation commenced in 2015 with an initial focus on building awareness of Australia’s shared past, evolving to deliver education and employment opportunities and strengthen community partnerships.
The QBE Innovate RAP 2023 – 2025 outlines our ongoing commitment to employment opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also strive to build and maintain two-way meaningful relationships with Indigenous partners, communities and charities to continue raising awareness of and learning from the customs and rich heritage we want to see preserved and celebrated for generations to come.
We will seek to partner with First Nations customers to understand how to provide a culturally respectful experience, enabling a more resilient future in addition to exploring the expansion of our membership with Supply Nation within our partner channels.
As a global organisation that was established in Australia, we strive to using our platform and sphere of influence to drive ongoing change, be active allies and continue to show our respect through listening and learning from and the oldest living culture on earth.
Bunjis at QBE
'Bunji' is a word in Warlpiri and other languages of northern Queensland and the North Territory, meaning "a mate, a friend or a kinsman". This was chosen to be the name of our Bunjis at QBE employee network, established in 2020 to not only support the activities of our RAP committee but also lend a voice to greater inclusive practices within QBE for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and community.
CareerTrackers at QBE
QBE has a longstanding commitment to the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, a national non-for-profit organisation that creates private sector, multi-year, paid internships for talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with the goal of creating lasting employment opportunities. Through our partnership with CareerTrackers, we create opportunities for our interns to build a long-term career at QBE and encourage and support them to apply to our graduate program upon completion of their degree.
Read our case studies to find out more about how we are working to bring our RAP commitments to life.