Olivia Wallace joined QBE as a 2017 graduate before landing a role in our Elders Insurance business.

“The culture at QBE is the whole reason I’m here,” she says. “It’s amazing to be in such a large company that places people and culture at the forefront.”

Want answers to "why enter the insurance industry?" or "why QBE?" Our past graduates answer some questions you might have when applying for a QBE graduate position.

What do 2020's graduates have to say about their experience?

“QBE’s grad program has been an incredible experience. I have been given lots of opportunities and encouraged to seek out the roles and projects that interest me.

This year has not been at all how I’d expected it to be, and I’m grateful for the support we’ve all been shown while working and changing rotations from home.

If I had to do 2020 all over again, I’d do it with QBE.”

Hai Xia Wang-Pole

"Since starting with the Graduate Program in February 2020, QBE has been a supportive environment in which I have been able to explore multiple parts of the business and interact with individuals from all levels.

I have been encouraged to bring my individuality to work and have been valued from day one as a meaningful contributor in the company.

The flexibility of the Program and efforts of QBE staff to integrate me into the culture are great demonstrations of the QBE DNA that we are all encouraged to embody."

Nicola O’Connor

"From the assessment centres to working in rotations around QBE’s Tech teams, QBE has been an enjoyable journey.

To begin with, the assessment centre was a pleasure, their friendly recruitment staff with quick responses and abundance of information made it easy to traverse the recruitment process and understand the role I’d play as a Tech Grad. From Cyber Security to DevOps I was able to work with a variety of friendly teams, this not only gave me opportunities to experience different fields in Computer Science but also learn invaluable skills."

Neville Chim

“I was drawn to the QBE graduate program because of the diversity of work and vast amount of opportunities available but also through the company’s passion for their culture and values.

There is a strong culture of inclusion, where diversity of thoughts and collaboration are praised, which continues to be reflected in the continued support available throughout the graduate program.

Whilst being able to work across a variety of projects throughout my rotations, I am also continually encouraged to explore opportunities to develop my skills and learn more about the operations of the different business functions at QBE.”

Bri Simula

“To be completely honest I chose QBE because it was the first offer I had received. But in hindsight I was very lucky as working at QBE as a graduate has been an incredible experience.

I have learnt so much, and have done so in an environment that encourages growth, collaboration, and teamwork. Not to mention, the people who you’ll be working with are incredible.

Everybody is super nice and friendly, and will always look to support you. I highly encourage anyone to apply here, you won’t regret it!”

Jerry Gao