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Underwriting Training Program: Middle Market, Wisconsin Based, June 2023

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QBE North America

QBE North America

Underwriting Training Program: Middle Market, Wisconsin Based, June 2023

Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    Time Type: Full time

    Worker Type: Employee

    QBE North America is a global insurance leader focused on helping customers solve unique risks, so they can focus on their future. We offer a broad spectrum of specialty, commercial, program, personal and crop insurance capabilities. QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, which is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and operates out of 27 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market.

    As a member of QBE’s Next Generation Underwriting Program, you will experience what it’s like to be an Associate Underwriter in the real world. QBE provides an environment where you can hone in on your interpersonal skills, and get an opportunity to learn and develop, ultimately preparing you for your future career as an Underwriter on QBE’s Middle Market Property & Casualty (P&C) team. QBE has identified Middle Market as one of the key growth opportunities in its worldwide business portfolio, making now the perfect time to join our growing team!

    Middle market insurance is for businesses that are mid-sized companies that are vital to the strength of the U.S. economy. We provide commercial property, general liability, auto, workers compensation, foreign package, & lead & excess umbrella coverages. In this program you will learn about these exciting coverages for the various industries and markets we serve.

    This program will be a year long paid training program for 2023 college graduates pursuing a degree in business or insurance related field that will require relocation to Sun Prarie, WI where we will train you on how to underwrite these lines of coverage.

    QBE will provide opportunities to work in a truly global environment with diverse teams and present valuable experiences, which will give you real-world exposure.


    • Actively participate in a one year training program to learn the insurance industry and each line of business within QBE's Middle Market

    • Maintain and build upon product, system and process knowledge

    • In partnership with assigned Underwriter, review, analyze and make recommendations based on QBE's appetite, pricing, coverage, and conditions of new business

    • Evaluate risk on current customers and prospects

    • Manage assigned book of business under the supervision of an Underwriter

    • Own, maintain, and develop relationships with assigned select brokers

    • Independently assist with the review and analysis of the portfolio to evaluate progress toward business objectives and proactively identify opportunities

    • Provide a timely and professional level of service to internal and external customers

    • Consistently adhere to underwriting compliance with business and regulatory requirements, service levels and within individual delegated authority

    • Upon graduation from the program, you will have the opportunity to explore an Underwriting career with QBE's Middle Market team!


    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience


    • NA


    • Escalate issues when necessary

    • Follow established guidelines to focus on details and complete tasks attentively and thoroughly

    • Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner

    • Understand customer needs and goals actively look for ways to meet them

    • Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others

    • Multi-task and handle competing priorities

    • Accept responsibility for one's decisions and actions

    • Show drive and initiative

    • Be a willing, effective, and efficient learner

    • Professional, polished, poised and positive demeanor

    • Demonstrated interest in enhancing knowledge; seeks opportunities to learn and grow

    • Use multiple resources to gather and review information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems

    • Ability to retain and apply large amounts of new information and techniques to achieve desired results


    • Principles and processes for providing customer service

    • Terminology, function and fundamental capabilities of common computer, software, information and communication technology devices, components, and concepts

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook


    Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our DNA (which interlinks seven cultural elements) - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. We expect all employees to role model and inspire the right behaviors that link to our cultural elements:

    • We are customer-focused

    • We are technical experts

    • We are inclusive

    • We are fast-paced

    • We are courageous

    • We are accountable

    • We are a team

    All employees are expected to adhere to QBE’s Code of Ethics and Conduct and apply sound risk management practices




    General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.


    To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.


    Individual Contributor


    The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee’s normal duties. Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.


    Base pay offered will vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location and business needs

    Hourly Salary Range: $26.25 - $39.75

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    Hourly Salary Range: $28.75 - $43.75

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    Hourly Salary Range: $32.75 - $49.50

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    Benefit Highlights

    You are more than your work - and QBE is more than a workplace, which is why QBE provides you with the benefits, support and flexibility to help you concentrate on living your best life personally and professionally. Employees scheduled over 30 hours a week will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health.

    We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution and a paid-time off program. In addition, our paid-family and care-giver leaves are available to support our employees and their families. Regular full-time and part-time employees will also be eligible for QBE’s annual discretionary bonus plan based on business and individual performance.

    QBE recognizes that exemplary benefits extend beyond benefits coverage and compensation. Flexibility in your working environment is important to maintaining balance and QBE is dedicated to ensuring employees achieve personal and professional integration by providing the opportunity for hybrid work arrangements.

    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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  • About Us

    QBE North America is a global insurance leader helping customers solve unique risks, so they can stay focused on their future. Part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, QBE North America reported Gross Written Premiums in 2022 of $7.27 billion. QBE Insurance Group’s results can be found at Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 27 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business primarily through its insurance company subsidiaries.