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Why work at QBE?

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We want everyone who joins us to enjoy the benefits of a rewarding and inspiring future within a culture that is inclusive, flexible and supportive.

We’re an international insurer and reinsurer offering a diverse portfolio of commercial, personal and speciality products, as well as risk management solutions. We employ a team of more than 11,700 people, in 27 countries around the world.

What makes QBE such a special place to work?

We asked some of our employees what makes QBE such a special place to work and one of the items that came at the top of the list is our culture. We are open, friendly, collaborative and supportive and we work together to achieve common goals and resolve problems.

Treating people with respect is part of our QBE DNA and we encourage employees to bring their ‘whole selves’ to work.

Another important element is that our management teams are supportive, approachable and flexible and they like to encourage collaboration and new ideas. They provide challenging work and encourage teams to take ownership and accountability.

Importantly, some of the ways that QBE go above and beyond to make the company such a special place to work include a comprehensive support structure of information on wellbeing, free membership to the mental health headspace app, charity days to help local communities, a work from home equipment allowance and fund matching all money raised for charity.

How do you embrace Diversity at QBE?

We are all different and at QBE we believe that we should embrace each other’s differences.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers. Our vision is to empower our people to be their best by creating an environment where everyone’s contribution and voice is valued, where we have a collective sense of purpose and a community of empowered individuals working collaboratively.

Our Inclusion and Diversity strategy is based on 3 core pillars and we are committed to driving change across each of these;

Diverse Workforce; We know diversity is good for us now and in the future. We drive leadership representations and a diverse pipeline of talent.

Inclusive Workplace; We fundamentally believe everyone should be included. We build inclusive capabilities, listen to our people and support flexibility and wellbeing.

Connected Marketplace; We are a positive influence for societal change. We encourage a diverse supply chain, and endeavour to support and enhance equitable access for our diverse customer base.

 Do you have an internal women’s network at QBE? 

We’re very proud of our ‘Women in Tech’ network who meet regularly to connect, share, inspire and support women working within QBE’s EO Change and Technology Service teams. We discuss topics of interest, changes we’d like to action to support our community of women and collaborate to promote the role of women within QBE.

We’re not just a ‘talking shop’, we have engaged in several initiatives within QBE to help make the lives of women easier.

Our network is split into a working group focusing on exploring the art of the possible, what others in the industry are doing and implementing some powerful changes. We also have the advocate group where the working group present ideas for feedback and promotion.

What do you look for in a potential candidate? 

We recognise that there’s no one size fits all and we seek out people with a diverse range of skills, backgrounds, experience, perspectives and ambition. We create opportunities for our people to achieve their full potential by empowering you to do meaningful work from day one. We are looking for people who will confidently challenge the norm and constantly strive to improve and build something better.

What benefits or reward programmes do you provide for employees?

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best. That’s why we have created At My Best. It’s our connection, our way of showing we have your back.

We understand that priorities can change depending on your life stage.

That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. These initiatives cover 5 key areas;

Work life blend

A variety of ways to help support you in achieving a blend of work and home life. Life outside QBE matters to you, so it matters to us. Examples of this include flexible working, [email protected], enhanced family friendly policies such as maternity, adoption and surrogacy, paternity and shared parental leave, our menopause workplace pledge, flexible public holidays and meeting free time.

Health

Wellbeing is a focus for us at QBE. We encourage our people to look after themselves and to have a healthy mind and body. Examples of this include private medical insurance, flu jabs, company doctor, medical checks (40+), gym membership, employee assistance programme, yoga, headspace wellness app, mental health awareness and personalised 1:1 wellbeing coaching.

Finance

We provide you with a range of support so you can manage your finances effectively and become more financially aware. Examples of this include bonuses, pension, life assurance, income protection, season tickets and parking loans, employee discounts and a working from home equipment allowance

Community

Connecting people and communities to make a real difference. We want you to feel a sense of purpose and be empowered to bring your whole self to work. Our workplaces are dynamic, diverse and inclusive. We can be more innovative and customer-centred when we have an inclusive workplace culture. We have six employee-led networks that actively support our people and challenge the way we do things:

    1. Circle – Highlighting inequality, breaking down gender bias and stereotypes, this group meets, shares and learns from one another.
    2. Mix – A network that celebrates ethnic diversity; educating and raising ethnic awareness
    3. Open Mind – Challenging the workplace stigma around mental health and promoting that it’s ‘OK not to be OK’.
    4. Pride – LGBT employees and allies network; providing support, sharing information and materials about LGBT inclusion.
    5. Sustainability – Aims to enable and promote sustainable actions by colleagues both at work and at home.
    6. Workability – Supporting, celebrating and raising awareness of people who are directly or indirectly impacted by disability.

We also offer volunteer days, matched fundraising, grants and are passionate about our QBE EO Foundation and sustainability agenda.

Career

We aim to provide an experience that is both fulfilling and meaningful. Your contribution matters. Examples of this include [email protected], regular career and development conversations and an enhanced learning offering.

Tell us a little about your values and how these are evidenced in working practice?

Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our DNA. We know it’s not just what we do that matters; how we do it makes the difference.

Our QBE DNA interlinks seven cultural elements that are fundamental to who we are and how we need to operate in the future to succeed.

At QBE, when we show up for our people, customers, communities or shareholders across the globe:

  • We are customer-focused – We proactively listen with empathy to guide how we meet customer needs and have an impact #OutsideIn
  • We are technical experts – We build and share our expertise, striving for excellence and knowing when to ask for guidance #KnowYourStuff
  • We are inclusive – We treat each other with respect and fairness, and value diverse perspectives #ValueAllViews
  • We are fast-paced – We move with pace, adapting with our purpose and future in mind #RampItUp
  • We are courageous – We act with integrity and challenge the status quo, feeling safe to speak up and experiment with new ideas #DoTheRightThing
  • We are accountable – We take ownership and follow through to deliver, managing risks and learning from mistakes #OwnItNow
  • We are a team – We support each other and collaborate widely to achieve common goals, knowing we are stronger together #Together

 What is your approach to flexible working?

QBE commits to being an inclusive, flexible, and supportive employer that provides its employees with the opportunity to work flexibly. We recognise your ambitions and commitments outside of work and will support you to make it work by enabling effective ways of working that leads to the best outcomes for you and our customers.

Work is a thing we do, not a place we go.

Our approach to hybrid working is supported by our [email protected] principles.

The principles aim to balance the needs of our people, customers and business.

QBE’s flexible working approach also includes job sharing, part-time working, non-standard shift patterns and variable work patterns (eg. 9 day fortnight)

Are there any statistics that you are particularly proud of, eg number of women on your board, attrition rates, number of awards won?

Our colleagues Jo Steel, Head of People Change and Projects and Jane Stitt, Product Development Manager have been recognised by the UK insurance sector as part of 50 inspirational women over fifty. 50 over Fifty is a celebration of the contributions of women over 50 and aims to help the UK Insurance Industry become a more age-inclusive industry.

QBE is committed to improving gender equality and we are taking a range of measures to recruit, develop and retain more female candidates, while making sure they are getting the opportunities they deserve.

We have a target of achieving at least 40% women in leadership by the end of 2025.

QBE is a signatory to both the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent.

QBE Awards

Some of the awards QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include;

British Claims Awards 2022 WinnerInsurTech Award

The British Computer Society 2021 Winners – Inspirational Individual of the Year; IT Service & Support Professional of the year

The British Computer Society 2019 Winners – Inspirational Individual of the Year; IT Service & Support Professional of the year

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 WinnerClaims Product Solution of the Year

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022, Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year

Find out more about a career at QBE

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Five reasons to work with Northern Trust

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Greater is...fitting in because of your differences

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked. That’s why we’re working to create an environment where every individual feels respected, supported and valued to fully contribute to our shared success.

When you join the Northern Trust community, we make a pledge to you.

Here’s what you can expect from day one:

A culture of care and collaboration

Our commitment to partnership is rooted in a culture of care that drives success for clients and partners alike. We value our partners as individuals, offering each person the flexibility to balance their aspirations in work and in life.

How do we show this?

We foster an environment where collaboration is prioritised over competition, and we support and invest in one another to create stronger teams, stronger work and stronger outcomes for our clients.

In EMEA, we’ve created a Women in Technology network to support the development of female talent in technology.

The group, sponsored by our Chief Technology Officer Alison Pain, meets monthly, sometimes with global counterparts to provide a community of learning, sharing best practice and access to role models (internal and external) whilst encouraging networking.

A focus on individual career development and growth

Every career path is different. We’ll help you map yours. We see our partners as people, working closely with them to create plans that work for each individual.

Each of our partners comes with unique skills, perspectives and goals. We believe in empowering our partners with the resources and opportunities to Achieve Greater and realise their full potential. We foster their ambitions, develop their skills and provide countless opportunities to lead and make an impact.

Our EMEA Women in Technology group have also created a programme entitled Together we Thrive, which provides our EMEA female technologists an opportunity to participate in workshops on self-identified tech topics. It allows us to broaden our internal network whilst sharing knowledge, learning and developing our own expertise. Topics to date have included;

  • Cyber Security
  • Domain Driven Design

Dedication to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce

We are united by the belief that diversity, equity and inclusion are not only essential, but connected.

It’s an approach that sets us apart, driving us to develop new and authentic ways to foster an environment where every partner feels respected, supported and valued.

“True diversity can only exist in an inclusive work environment, where any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our success.”

Sarah Boddey, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer, EMEA and APAC

How do we show this?

All of our people managers at Northern Trust are required to complete Inclusive Leadership training and all global partners are required to complete Unconscious Bias training.

Key Award wins;

  • Northern Trust has been named a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes.
  • LGBT Great Financial Services Standards, Silver Standard, 2022
  • Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index – Silver award (2019, 2020, 2021). The UK’s definitive benchmark related to mental health and wellbeing policy.

An opportunity to innovate

Our stability and strength allows us to forge new pathways to success, embrace new technologies, explore new ideas and continue asking tough questions. It’s a mindset that allows us to innovate without fear of failure, advancing technologies and products that unlock new and exciting opportunities.

We strive to challenge the status quo, building on our successes to continue setting new standards.

How do we show this?

As part of our digital modernisation journey, we created a data mesh – a market-leading platform to enable us to gain access to fast and secured data while also allowing us to move faster, predict behaviour and deliver more innovative and personalised solutions to our clients.

In addition, we are proud to have sponsored the WeAreTechWomen One Tech World conference. This innovative conference continues to show existing women in the industry and those who want to transition in, what that world of future tech really looks like. It also involves encouraging women from all backgrounds to consider tech careers, so that we can contribute to the creation of products and systems that are truly inclusive.

“Diversity of thought can come from anything: educational background, financial situation, gender, ethnicity, religion, all those different things.”

Alison Pain – Chief Innovation Officer for EMEA

The chance to make a meaningful impact

Our approach to our work is rooted in our values: service, expertise and integrity. These values drive everything we do, from the way we serve our clients to our ongoing efforts to support and advance our communities.

That commitment has earned us a reputation as a premier financial partner to the world’s most successful individuals, families, and public institutions, granting us valuable influence on the global economy and the communities that power it.

How do we show this?

  • Employees are given two paid days off a year to support their volunteer efforts.
  • We are a proud corporate partner of the Science Museum, and actively work to encourage young people encourage a career in STEM.

Northern Trust partners on one of their two annual volunteering days helping out at a food bank
Northern Trust partners on one of their two annual volunteering days helping out at a food bank

Dynamic careers. Brighter futures. Greater possibilities.

You don’t just accept a position here – you embark on a career.

Don’t choose between a dynamic career and work-life balance – join a team that supports your goals and enables you to enjoy both. We’ll help you get where you want to go.

Who are Northern Trust?

We are a global leader in innovative wealth management, asset servicing and investment solutions. We are a Fortune 500 Company in operation since 1889, that’s 133 years of success.

Did you know we have had a presence in the United Kingdom since 1969?

We have over 1100 partners in our London office administering the most varied range of products in the UK Market. Northern Trust London forms a vital part of our organisations global presence and strategy.

Who we serve?

We guide the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions and we’ve built a legacy of empowering clients to reach their goals with confidence.

Our locations and people.

We’ve grown to a global presence with more than 22,000 employees in 20+ countries.

Our business areas?

Wealth Management – Asset Management – Asset Servicing – Technology – Corporate Functions

Careers at Northern Trust


Why work at Invesco?

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Invesco is a global independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life.

Our distinctive investment teams deliver a comprehensive range of active, passive and alternative investment capabilities.

Invesco has 18 locations in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, and the United Arab Emirates.

Over the years, they’ve grown to become one of the largest and best-regarded investment managers in EMEA. The keys to their continuing success are a relentless commitment to investment excellence and a focus on helping investors achieve their goals.

What makes Invesco such a special place to work?

Invesco is a dynamic company, offering a variety of tools to support career advancement, including ongoing learning and development and internal career opportunities. We’re proud to be a firm that achieves more together. One that is focused on doing what matters. One that gives a voice to every employee. One that genuinely cares. By coming together to share our ideas, listen and challenge each other’s perspective, we get to better solutions for our clients. Our ambition is high, but together we have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact.

How do you embrace diversity at Invesco?

Our workplace is one where everyone feels equally valued and respected. We believe in breaking down barriers and supporting each other. Not only as colleagues, but as individuals with unique ideas, perspectives, wants and needs. A sense of belonging is at the core of our culture.

At Invesco, there are four key components to our D&I strategy, focusing on:

  • Purpose & Priorities: Ensuring D&I is a key part of who we are and how we operate
  • Talent: Enhancing diversity and representation by focusing on the recruitment and advancement of diverse colleagues
  • Belonging: Ensuring an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel safe and supported
  • Client & Community: Moving our industry and our communities forward

Do you have an internal women’s network at Invesco?

Yes, at Invesco we have an Invesco Women’s Network (Global)

What do you look for in a potential candidate?

  • People with diverse perspectives, who can bring different ways of thinking and challenge the “norm.”
  • People who share our passion for excellence, can work effectively as part of our team and have the drive and ambition to succeed.
  • People with intellectual curiosity, resilience, and the ability to collaborate with a lot of diverse people.
  • Self-starters, with an entrepreneurial spirit, who are willing to embrace change.
  • We’re looking for people who have fresh perspectives. Who can come together to share ideas, listen and challenge each other to achieve better solutions for our clients.

What benefits or reward programmes do you provide for employees?

Competitive salary & bonus

Generous pension provisions

Volunteering days

Competitive salary & bonus

Income protection

Enhanced parental leave

Competitive salary & bonus

Health & wellness benefits

Life insurance

Tell us a little about your values and how these are evidenced in working practice?

At Invesco, we value teamwork, coming together with colleagues to build better solutions for clients.

What is your approach to flexible working?

Invesco champions a collaborative and inclusive culture, with flexible working options as appropriate. We recognize that everyone is different and that the way that we deliver at our best is unique to each of us. We ensure that our teams represent a broad range of experiences and backgrounds in order to promote diversity of thought in a positive, engaging work environment.

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Dell Technologies

The value or working for Dell - Join the Dell Technologies Talent Network!

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At Dell Technologies, there are endless challenges and rewards. Opportunities across the globe. A team fueled by collaboration. A culture that fosters innovation and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Dell Technologies is made up of strong, smart people dedicated to doing their best work and driving success for their customers.

A Prestige Brand

  • A Top 25 company to work for in the world
  • The number 1 IT infrastructure company
  • 6 consecutive years on the World’s Most Ethical Companies list

Career growth & professional development programs:

  • RFP (Releasing Female Potential) developmental program designed to prepare and encourage females in EMEA Sales (and Sales supporting roles) to further their career in a confident, inspired and structured manner
  • STEM Aspire mentorship initiative for female University and College students aimed at bridging the gap between higher education and a professional career in tech.

Flexible work environment:

  • Top 20 company for flex work environment by FlexJobs
  • 50% of Dell’s UK workforce is remote thanks to our Connected Workplace Programme contributing to our ranking on LinkedIn’s 2018 “Top Companies” list.
  • Flexibility is one of the top 3 culture attributes

Our ERG’s (Employee Resource Groups):

Dell Employee Resource Groups are communities within the organization where team members with common interests or backgrounds bring their collective voices together to drive business impact. With 13 ERG’s and 34,000+ participating team members Dell strives to support team member success and diversity of thought.

Black Networking Alliance - Dell Technologies

Its goals are to help black professionals establish working relationships and business networks with peers and mentors within the Dell Technologies group.

Conexus - Dell Technologies

Conexus is Dell's ERG that champions a flexible work community by creating a collaborative work environment which enables team members to be their best and do their best work regardless of the where and when.

Family Balance - Dell Technologies

The mission of Family Balance is to support team members with the competing demands of their home and work lives, while assisting with career development in Dell Technologies.

GenNext - Dell Technologies

The Gen Next ERG provides an established network for new hires and young professionals which fosters Dell’s growth and innovation through engagement, professional development and community involvement. Gen Next creates an environment that empowers our newest talent.

Interfaith - Dell Technologies

Our mission is to drive awareness, promote understanding, and foster camaraderie within our workplace and communities. We find strength in our differences, and we are better together.

Mosaic - Dell Technologies

An ERG to promote and highlight the importance of cultural diversity in the workplace.

Planet - Dell Technologies

With a focus on the environment, the Planet ERG undertakes numerous sustainability initiatives. Planet brings together more than 10,000 Dell team members in 62 chapters across various global Dell locations.

Pride - Dell Technologies

Pride envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of the family at home, work, and in every community.

True Ability - Dell Technologies

The mission of True Ability ERG is to educate, drive awareness and serve as a resource for our team members impacted by disabilities and/or special needs.

Women in Action - Dell Technologies

WIA is all about helping women achieve their full potential by providing access to professional development opportunities, networking opportunities and by supporting Dell to attract a diverse workforce.

Hear from Senior Enterprise Sales Manager, Corinna, on why she has chosen Dell Technologies and what working life looks like for her…

Connect with Dell Technologies:

We are dedicated to the safety of our team members, customers and candidates. Due to the current global situation, you may experience a slower response time or fluctuation in our job opportunities as we adjust to the dynamic circumstances. We appreciate your patience and encourage you to Join our Talent Network for the latest Dell Technologies career opportunities or connect with us on LinkedIn, below:

Chris HaywardChris Hayward – Consultant – Talent Acquisition

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