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Telstra

4.1
  • #5 in Technology
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Diversity and Inclusion at Telstra

Telstra is passionate about creating an environment that’s inclusive and supportive; a place where everyone can truly be themselves. They know that diversity fosters greater innovation and better customer connection and helps their people to thrive.

Gender equality

Telstra’s success as a technology company depends on great people – people who are talented and determined to succeed.

They understand the benefits of gender equality and are dedicated to improving diversity in our workplace. That is why Telstra have publicly committed to ensuring that their recruitment and interview shortlists include at least 50 percent female representation (or 25% in some specified roles where there is a widely acknowledged gender imbalance in the job market).

They’ve adopted an ‘all roles flex’ working arrangement, which acknowledges that flexible working conditions mean different things to different people. Working from home and job sharing are just some of the options available to their people.


  • Graduate stories
I love that every day is completely different and I’m able to simultaneously build on a wide range of skills from IP networking to collaborating with vendors.

Laura Buttle

  • Graduate stories
I love that every day is completely different and I’m able to simultaneously build on a wide range of skills from IP networking to collaborating with vendors.

Laura Buttle

  • Graduate stories
I love that every day is completely different and I’m able to simultaneously build on a wide range of skills from IP networking to collaborating with vendors.

Laura Buttle

  • Graduate stories
I love that every day is completely different and I’m able to simultaneously build on a wide range of skills from IP networking to collaborating with vendors.

Laura Buttle

Indigenous careers

Telstra have talented and passionate people, exciting graduate career pathways and a supportive and inclusive culture. Their people are from diverse backgrounds, with a huge variety of skills and talents. Telstra believes that by promoting diversity and inclusion it can enrich our communities, their workforce and the experience of their customers. 

Because Telstra put the customer at the heart of everything they do – you’ll be able to help make a real difference to all the communities in which they operate. They’re working on things like increasing Indigenous employment, and better connections through digital literacy programs, e-health and community partnerships. 

They value growth opportunities for all their people, so you can develop and build a career with a bright future. You’ll be part of a team that respects each other and welcomes new and different ideas.

Telstra’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2021 sets out what they’re committed to doing to bring reconciliation and create social, economic and cultural change. You can read their plan here: Reconciliation Action Plan.

Disability employment

Telstra’s purpose is to build a connected future where everyone can thrive, including the millions of people who are living with disabilities and seeking employment. They are proud to be counted among the organisations who have completed AND’s Disability Confident Recruiter Program (DCR).

The organisation is also proud of their Disability Action Plan, which articulates their core commitments to inclusive employment; to employees and their carers, to customers and to the wider community.

They recognise the benefits that communications technologies bring to people with disability and the important leadership role that Telstra can play as one of the largest employers in Australia.

Telstra is proud to support candidates and employees who identify as living with a disability to and help them to have a great career. 

LGBTI+ employment

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI+) inclusion is important to Telstra - so that their people can bring their whole selves to work and contribute fully to delivering for their customers and each other. 

They have many employee networks where you can build relationships and influence, learn and support each other. These includes the Spectrum network, which is one way their LGBTI+ employees and allies connect, both inside and outside Telstra, to promote a positive and inclusive workplace. They also show their support by taking part in events such as Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, Pink Dot in Hong Kong and Singapore, Wear It Purple Day and IDAHOT. 
 
Telstra is a founding member of Pride in Diversity, an employer support program dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTI+ people.  
 
They’re committed to being inclusive at all levels of the company – and this is supported through their values, cultural priorities and their Diversity and Inclusion policy. 

Cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD)

Inclusion of culturally and linguistically diverse people is important to Telstra. Their people are from diverse ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, languages, traditions, societal structures and religions. Together they bring diverse experiences and perspectives to the organisation.
 
They actively seek input from their employees of different backgrounds, cultures and nationalities on things like new policies, product development and customer service.
 
Telstra has six employee networks where you can build relationships and support one other. MOSAIC is the name their CALD network has chosen, to represent their rich diversity. It’s a group where people from all over the world can connect and create an environment that’s inclusive and supportive. By driving diversity awareness within Telstra, they create a place where everyone can truly be themselves. 

Awards and honours

Telstra’s proud to have received high praise and recognition for the work their people do. But it’s not just the trophies and accolades that make them proud – it’s knowing that their people’s strong commitment, hard work, courage and actions can make great results a reality.

They have received recognition for the workplace they’ve created for their people including creating a place for everyone to bring their whole selves to work each day and earning an A+ rating in the inaugural TMCnet Tech Culture Awards.

Globally, they’ve been recognised as a top 100 workplace for Diversity and Inclusion thanks to their flexible working options, family and domestic violence leave, gender equality, inclusive leadership, and providing equal opportunities for their people.

It’s all part of their commitment to creating a truly inclusive workplace, which isn’t just about promises and policies it’s about following through on connecting people to a career that’s created by them.