I could not have asked for a better start to my career than I’ve had at Telstra. During my time here I’ve moved from product development, to an investment management team, and now a media and marketing sponsorship team. I would never have thought I could gain such a wide variety of knowledge and experience at a single organisation.
Work has changed for me as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but I think it’s important to remember that being able to work from home is a blessing and shouldn’t be taken for granted. We are fortunate nowadays that when working from home becomes our only option, we can remain connected to our peers and teams.
I rarely work from home as I thrive in an office environment and enjoy seeing my colleagues in person. So, when most of us here at Telstra were asked to work from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I initially struggled adjusting to the ‘new normal’.
I arrived in Hong Kong on a graduate rotation with Telstra, just before COVID-19 started to cause disruption.
Despite the unusual circumstances lately, my experience in the Telstra Graduate Program has continued to be amazing and I’m still making sure that I get the most out of this experience every day. Here’s what I have achieved so far.
We were already well prepared when we made the move to working from home back in March, thanks to Telstra’s All Roles Flex policy and the support from our leaders.
A few days before the lockdown stages began, our team conducted a test run of working from home, which enabled us to really live the experience and ensure we were set up for success.