"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 all of our people feel valued and respected for who they are.
Our vision for reconciliation is to embed an understanding of our shared past where all Australians are united together to celebrate, acknowledge and respect the contribution of Australia’s First Peoples.
This reflects our commitment to offering employment opportunities to the diverse communities in which we operate. We're also committed to building 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.
This commitment is formalised through our Reconciliation Action Plan.
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.