There's so much support
My dad worked for Telstra when it was Telecom, which meant we had a Telecom truck in our front driveway!
I’m from the Kamilaroi tribe, from a small country town near Tamworth in New South Wales. I came to Telstra in 2011 as part of an Indigenous employment program. I initially started at a contact centre in Melbourne and was placed into a talent pool as a consistent top performer, which allowed me to experience working with our HR team, and this ultimately led me to my current job within the Diversity and Inclusion team where I’m now the Melbourne based Indigenous employment co-ordinator for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
One of the targets in Telstra’s Reconciliation Action Plan is to double Indigenous employment by 2018, so my role is to help drive recruitment for roles and be a support for candidates. I feel like I’ve come full circle now that I’m helping other Indigenous candidates and employees start their journeys at Telstra.
I feel so privileged and proud to be working for an organisation that takes diversity and inclusion seriously.
As a LGBT+ Indigenous man, I feel supported by my team and the wider Telstra community, especially within the Indigenous Employees Network and the Spectrum group, which is a network for LGBT+ people and allies. I feel the Telstra values everywhere I go, which is important to me.
I’m based in the Global Learning space and the people I work alongside are great. While I like working close to my team when I’m in the office, I also enjoy the freedom of being able to work from home when I want. It’s the way of the future and having an healthy work-life balance is important. This is one of the many fantastic opportunities Telstra is so good at providing its people. I love being a part of the Telstra family.