1. Why IAG?
At IAG, we are working to create a safer, stronger and more confident tomorrow for our customers, partners, communities, shareholders and our people throughout the Asia Pacific region.
We are the largest general insurer in Australia and New Zealand, with a growing presence in Asia.
Across our company, we employ and provide career development opportunities for thousands of people. Our work environment focuses on fairness, diversity, inclusion and belonging to help us be closer, braver and faster for our communities.
2. Indigenous Careers
IAG wants to make a valuable contribution to any community in Australia, to do that we recognise that we must start with our country’s First Peoples.
We have much to learn from the oldest, continuous civilisation: The success of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s across humankind’s history is testament to their inventiveness and resilience.
Our 2015-2017 Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan is our road-map to: deepening our commitment to Reconciliation; celebrating the inventiveness and creativity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and ensuring their continued success across future generations.
- Learn more about our Reconciliation Action plan in this video
- Visit our special Reconciliation website to learn about our partnerships and success in empowering Indigenous communities, businesses and organisations.
We are working to create employment opportunities which will empower future generations and close the gap that exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader Australian community.
For more information on Indigenous employment at IAG please email us at Indigenous careers at IAG.
3. Indigenous Internships
We currently have CareerTrackers interns working across multiple areas of the business, mentored and guided by our staff members. The aim of the program is to convert students from intern to full-time employee upon completion of their university degree. For more information, please email Indigenous careers at IAG.
4. IAG Graduate Program
Our Graduate Program will enable you to develop skills and experience that will help you make informed decisions about your career.
We will encourage you to explore your potential, we’ll provide you with tools, study opportunities and support to help you achieve your career goals.
5. IAG engages with Randstad and Yarn’n to kick off their Indigenous Engagement Partnership Program
IAG has partnered with Randstad and Yarn’n to enable us to be a leading employee in the Indigenous Community, and we are incredibly excited about the possibilities. The partnership will ensure that Indigenous Employees receive support through the recruitment process, as well as post placement.
6. Tips for success
Before you apply: Before you apply it is important that you understand the position and the selection criteria. You should update your cover letter to tell us about yourself and your alignment to the position you are applying for.
Interview Process: There are differences in interview processes depending on the position you have applied for. Once you have applied, and after your application has been considered, you will be contacted regarding the next steps in the recruitment process. This recruitment/selection process may include: One or more Interviews - Online testing - Video Interview - Assessment Centre – Reference check.
It is important to prepare for every step of the Interview process. To help you with this here are some ways you can get started:
- Research IAG: History, Purpose, Spirit and our Business Structure
- Research who is interviewing you and learn about their career background
- Research competency-based interview questions and how to answer them
- Prepare to talk about yourself and why you would like to work at IAG
- Prepare to talk about your past work, education and volunteer experience
- Prepare to answer competency-based questions providing real examples of previous work history
- Prepare questions to ask in the interview
- Double check your interview time, location and make sure you know how you are going to travel to the Interview so you arrive on time
- Make sure you print a copy of the job description and your CV/resume
- Let reception know you have arrived 5 minutes before you are scheduled to interview
What’s next ? Once the recruitment process has been completed you will be notified as to the outcome.
If you are unsuccessful it is important to think about why you were unsuccessful and learn what you can do better in your next Interview.
Continue to research IAG, develop your technical skills and experience for your desired position, practice your Interview techniques and make sure you let us know you are interested in a role at IAG by emailing Indigenous careers at IAG.