I’m halfway through the Telstra Graduate Program and what I’ve noticed since starting here is just how much Telstra invests in and develops its people.

As a graduate, I can connect with senior leaders within the business through mentoring and reverse mentoring programs, as well as at monthly sessions called ‘meet our leaders’.

Being able to gain insights from such a senior group of people has helped me to understand the breadth of leadership styles across Telstra and also learn about how they have overcome obstacles in their own careers.

I’m also encouraged to attend events and gain insights from external leaders. One of the most recent events I attended was called Code Like a Girl, which aims to inspire more women into coding and leadership careers within the technology industry.

I learnt a lot during the event but here are the top three things I took away: