What you need to know if you’re considering or preparing your application for a graduate role at QBE.


What is the academic results requirement?
To be eligible for the Graduate Program you need a Grade Point Average (GPA) of a credit average (65) or higher.

What citizen and resident statuses do I need?
You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

What level of education is required?
A bachelor degree or a postgraduate degree consisting of three years study as a minimum is needed prior to the commencement of the Program.

When must my degree be completed by?
Prior to the Graduate Program start date.

If I'm awaiting final results, can I still apply?
Definitely, provided your degree is completed prior to the start date. Do be aware that a copy of your university transcript will need to be shown on your first official day at QBE.

What degree disciplines do I need?
We recruit from a range of disciplines but for recommendations specific to roles, visit the Graduate roles section.

What will I need to apply?
Your resume, a covering letter, proof of citizenship or residency, as well as a copy of your academic transcript.

What results are used to calculate my GPA in the application form?
Your GPA is calculated on your results for the subjects you complete as part of your undergraduate degree. Do double check the information you enter before submitting your form, as the calculation is done once you submit and you won't see it on screen. Once it is submitted it can't be changed. If you don't enter subject details and corresponding scores, your application may not be considered.

I've completed a postgraduate degree, can I enter these results to calculate my GPA?
If you have previously or most recently completed a postgraduate degree you still need to enter your undergraduate results into the GPA calculator on the application form. This is to ensure that all applicants are fairly assessed. There is, however, a separate section on the application form for you to attach your postgraduate results and transcript.

Selection process 

When do applications open and close?
You can view our most recent dates on the Key dates page.

What's included in the selection process?
Visit the Key dates page for more details.

Where will Assessment Centre sessions and interviews occur?
Assessment Centres will be held in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. If you are invited to attend an Assessment Centre you'll need to be able to attend a session in the location you have applied for at your own cost. Interviews will be held at QBE locations relevant to the role you are applying for. If you are invited to attend an interview you'll also need to be able to attend an interview in person at your own expense.

How do I prepare for an Assessment Centre session?
Shortlisted attendees will be emailed everything they need to know closer to the time. Reading the tips section will also help.

How will you communicate with me during the process?
You'll be kept informed about the progress of your application at key stages via email. Please ensure you check your email regularly so that you don't miss any deadlines throughout the recruitment process.

The Program

When does the next Graduate Program start?
The Graduate Program commences in February each year. The final date will be confirmed in your letter of offer.

How long is the Program?
18 months.

Can I choose my rotations?
Our goal is to ensure our graduates are working in real roles where they'll do meaningful work. Each graduate will be assigned specific rotations relevant to their individual role.

How many roles are available in each stream?
The number of available positions varies depending on the stream.

Will I have a Manager/People Leader?
Yes, you will have a dedicated Home Team Manager during your 18-month journey and you will also have a supervisor for each of the rotations you participate in.

What's the salary?
This will be shared with the successful candidates once the offer stage is reached.


What happens at the end of the Program?
Upon concluding the Program you'll have the tools, training, mentoring and support networks to help you pursue a successful career within QBE.


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