Recently one of my colleagues described our team as a set of puzzle pieces – different shapes and sizes that fit together as a perfect picture. I thought that was a really good way of putting it.
In my experience with people with disabilities, no one with special needs wants to be treated in a special way. What they want is to be spoken to in the same way and with the same respect, as everybody else. They also want the environment to enable them but without big signs saying “disability here”.
The Telstra Graduate Program does such a great job of integrating you into the company (and working life) that when the time comes to move into a permanent role here, the transition is practically seamless.
It’s rewarding to see the benefits of being on the program come to life now that my career is underway. Here’s what it’s been like going from a Telstra graduate to a fully-fledged member of the Telstra team.
In my opinion, the best way to get the most out of your graduate experience is by moving out of your comfort zone.
The flexibility and supportive culture at Telstra has enabled me to explore various career options and to learn that I like working in areas that I didn't think I would.
The Telstra Graduate Program is an immersive, 14-month program developed for students who have recently completed university. If you’re accepted into the program, you’ll go through a journey designed to complement your studies and set you up for career success.
We offer several different pathways with a focus on technical, engineering, corporate and product roles.