Recently, a small group of my Telstra colleagues and I decided to volunteer for an amazing not-for-profit organisation called One Giant Leap Foundation. The foundation has sent wattle seeds into space to be stored for several months, before being returned to earth for distribution across Australia. Here, they’ll be planted, measured and recorded in hundreds of schools and local organisations around the country.
What I wanted in a graduate program was a foundation of skills. One big thing that stood out to me about the Telstra graduate program was the number of rotations and their attention to building skills that are transferable across jobs.
Many of the people I work with would have absolutely no idea I have a disability unless I were to point it out. I had a really intense accident just over seven years ago that left me as a Category One disabled person with a severely injured left arm.
As a member of the Telstra Unconference organising committee, it was really great to see our first event of 2021 in April go so well.