Sustainability and Underwriting Governance Analyst

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London, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity

Kick start your career with QBE’s Early Careers Sustainability programme

Do you want to make a positive impact on financial performance, risk management, and work towards a more sustainable future? If you are motivated to tackle some of the future's biggest challenges with innovative thinking and commercial challenges, then step into the exciting world of sustainability at QBE International

About the Early Careers programme

QBE’s Early Careers sustainability programme gives you an opportunity to work in an environment where you can build your interpersonal skills, develop professionally, and accelerate your career.

This is a new, permanent role where you will join our early careers community (they’re a great network!) and be enrolled onto our 2-year professional apprenticeship programme; upon successful completion you will achieve a qualification specific to the business area you apply to.

Sustainability and Underwriting Governance Analyst

Your New Role

  • Supporting the Senior Sustainability and Underwriting Governance Analyst in responding to, monitoring, and recording referrals and queries relating to sustainability.
  • Assisting, and in some cases leading, on research relating to developing sustainability trends across the insurance sector – including peer/competitor analysis, updates on changing regulatory requirements and broader stakeholder trends/expectations.
  • Assisting the Sustainability Manager and Senior Sustainability and Underwriting Governance Analyst in responding to informational requests and surveys.
  • Creating training content and producing knowledge circulars, to be distributed through relevant forums.
  • Collaborating with colleagues across QBE Europe and the QBE Group to deliver QBE’s priority sustainability areas of focus, including claims and risk.
  • Providing broader support to the Underwriting Governance function as required.

About you

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent in Geography or climate-science preferred but not essential.
  • An interest and passion in climate change and sustainability-related matters, with an enthusiasm for exploring practical ways to implement effective, lasting solutions to help minimise the environmental and social impact of QBEs underwriting activities.
  • Good level of understanding of the relevant sustainability issues that impact a general Insurance company the size and scope of QBE Europe.
  • The ability to exercise good judgement and to provide consistent advice that promotes and role-models the QBE DNA.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel; and
  • An ability and desire to work collaboratively and operate successfully at all levels in the organization to drive excellent outcomes.

Why QBE? At My Best 

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 one size doesn’t fit all and 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. It’s in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference.  In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation.

Some of the award’s QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include.

Green Technology Innovation of the Year 2023 Winner - UK IT Awards

Green insurer of the Year 2023 Winner - Finder Green, Australia

Parenting Policies Award 2023 - Working Dads Employer Awards

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2023 - Rated 5-star Employer and shortlisted for Best Insurance Employer

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year

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.

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

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.


We believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future.  Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce, and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable, and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE’s sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative ‘Premiums4Good’, please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report (Link).

About QBE

QBE is an international insurer and reinsurer, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and headquartered in Sydney. We employ more than 13,000 people, with a local presence in 27 countries.

We are driven by our purpose of enabling a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’ve been cultivating resilience since 1886, when our founders started a marine insurance company in Australia to give early pioneers a safeguard against uncertainty. Today, we’re still giving our customers confidence to explore, innovate and take measured risks, secure in the knowledge they’re covered by a strong insurer.

We work hard to build a culture that best supports our people, and not only represents our business, but the world around us.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty, and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium, and large customer base.

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.

How to apply

Click the ‘apply now’ button to begin your application.

After you have applied for our program, you will be invited to learn more about our Early Careers Sustainability Programme and our recruitment process to make sure you feel ready and equipped to succeed.

If successful, you will be asked to complete our online assessments and attend a face-to-face assessment day in our London office.

QBE is committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements, or you would like to connect with one of our networks please email us at

Application Close Date: 03/03/2024 11:59 PM

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.


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