Eight benefits of joining the Telstra Graduate Program
We like to think of ours as any good relationship – and that means we give a lot back. So when it comes to rewarding and supporting our graduates, we do this in several different ways throughout your journey with us.
Here are the top eight things you can look forward to:
1. Rotational Program
When you start with us, your first month is dedicated to getting you inducted into the Program and helping you to adjust to Telstra life. Your time will be spent learning about our business and what’s expected of you throughout the Program. Plus, you’ll be able to spend time with your fellow graduates.
You’ll then take part in two six-month rotations where you’ll take a deeper look into different areas of our business. During each rotation, you’ll be supported by our Early Careers team, who’ll ensure you make the most out of your time and are learning as much as you can. You’ll be able to start working on projects that have a positive impact on our customers and align to our wider Telstra strategy.
2. Accelerated learning
Throughout the Program you’ll take part in three accelerators, which are all unique to the pathway you have chosen.Each accelerator includes learning, experiences, coaching, and support that will help you to build your professional and technical skills.
3. Immersive experiences
As a graduate, you’ll be able to see first-hand the incredible and innovative work our teams are doing across Telstra. You’ll be given opportunities to explore the Global Operations Centre (GOC), the Security Operations Centre (SOC), 5G operations centre and Telstra Labs.
During each rotation, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in projects, products and technology, which are all aligned to the Telstra strategy.
Our graduates have worked on some pretty cool projects like Internet of Things, vehicle to vehicle communication tools, emergency services communications, and some have even attended concerts and sporting events to test our 4G and 5G capabilities.
4. Social connections
We know that a career at Telstra shouldn’t all be about the work, so we give you plenty of opportunities to network and socialise with your peers and leaders across the business.
These include informal coffee or lunch dates and connecting with colleagues across a range of different forums. We also encourage you to join groups with likeminded people, such as our Spectrum group for LGBTI+ colleagues and their allies, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (ATSI) and our Brilliant Connected Women group, which is our network on gender equality.
5. Flexible working
We have adopted an ‘all roles flex’ working arrangement, which acknowledges that flexible working means different things to different people.
Working from home, being able to take study leave and getting paid volunteering leave are just some of the options available to our graduates. You can talk to us about what works for you when you start with us. You can also learn more here about all roles flex policy here.
6. Leading edge technology
No matter which pathway you choose you’ll support and be exposed to the cutting edge work we’re doing in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software Defined Networks, 5G, cyber security, drone technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies.
7. Work with industry leaders
Whether it’s your manager, a team member, our early careers team, a peer or one of the many specialists in our business, there are several people who’ll be supporting your development and career progression here at Telstra.
8. Great starting salary
When you start in the Program, you’ll be given a competitive salary – but that’s not all. You’ll also get a Telstra additional day each year on top of your four weeks annual leave, and have access to paid volunteer and cultural days.
You’ll also receive discounts on Telstra products like phones and internet, and those of our partners, such as travel, entertainment and cars.
Ready to join the Telstra Graduate Program? Applications will open in early 2021.