QBE named top graduate employer

QBE named top graduate employer | Insurance Business Australia

QBE named top graduate employer

QBE Australia has been recognised as one of Australia’s top graduate employers by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE), ranking 64th in AAGE’s annual list.

AAGE’s top graduate employer list recognises organisations delivering Australia’s best graduate experiences and is based on a survey of thousands of full-time graduates.

Eleanor Debelle, QBE chief HR officer, said the recognition was a “fantastic affirmation” of the insurer’s concentrated focus on its graduate employee experience over the last 18 months.

“We know our graduates bring unique experiences and capabilities to our business and play a key role in meeting the evolving needs of our partners and customers, fostering innovation and creating a diverse and future-ready workforce,” Debelle said. “In recognition of this, and as a key part of our commitment to maintaining an exceptional employee experience for all QBE employees, enhancing the graduate program at QBE has been a key priority for us over the last 18 months.”

Survey participants were all current graduates who have up to 12 months of full-time experience with their organisation. They rated their employer on more than 20 different categories including induction program, quality of work, career progression, company culture, compensation and benefits, training and development, and work/life balance.

QBE also made it to the AAGE list last year, after the insurer was named as a finalist for the Will Spensley Memorial Award for Innovation in the Graduate Market (private sector) at the Australian Graduate Industry Awards.