Muru-D: Recognising Indigenous culture
When we set up our new start-up accelerator muru-D, which invests in great teams with innovative technology and global ambitions, we wanted to give it a distinctive Aboriginal name that recognised its location on the traditional land of the Eora people. We worked closely with the people of the Eora community to seek consent to use ‘Muru’, meaning ‘path’, to name the new business ‘muru-D’ (or ‘path to digital’). We also received support from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and consulted a language researcher to make sure we use the word appropriately in communications and promotions.
We committed to support benefit-sharing to the wider Sydney Aboriginal community, in line with cultural protocol and as appreciation for the use of the word. To do this, we gave a $10,000 community grant to the Tribal Warrior Association to support a language revitalisation project for Aboriginal children. The project will enhance Aboriginal and English literacy skills, improve technical skills through the use of tablet devices and enhance social connectedness. We’ll renew the community grant every 10 years to recognise our ongoing use of the word ‘Muru’.
At Telstra, you’ll be part of a culture that nurtures talent and is passionate about helping people develop to their full potential.
We’re committed to increasing Indigenous employment opportunities and we work with a range of partners – both inside and outside Telstra – to make it happen.
Our careers partnerships and programs include:
- Full-time Traineeships: Full-time trainees work towards a Certificate 3 or 4 qualification in business administration, information technology, retail or telecommunications over nine to 12 months, hosted by our partners, Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Skilled and AFL Sportsready.
- School-based traineeships: School-based trainees work towards a Certificate 2 qualification in business administration over two years, hosted by our partners, Aboriginal Employment Strategy and “AFL Sportsready”.
- Career Trackers: One-year internship for Indigenous university students in their final or penultimate year, including work placement with Telstra, followed by potential ongoing employment.
- Telstra Indigenous Experience: 10-day retail work experience program for potential Indigenous candidates to experience and gain insight into a “Day in the Life of a Store” before they step into a recruitment process for store vacancies.
- Indigenous Internship Program: A continuation of an internship program with the Yalari Foundation, providing Indigenous year 12 graduates with the opportunity to work in a corporate organisation.
Our Indigenous employment team works with all Telstra business units, the Telstra Careers Centre and a variety of stakeholders spanning government, not-for-profit and peak bodies (such as Reconciliation Australia), and community-based organisations and job services providers to actively find career opportunities. Our Indigenous recruitment experts can also support Indigenous candidates through the recruitment process.
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